In this era, usage of technology is at an all-time high. So much so that it consumes most of the time in everyone’s lives. But that still doesn’t mean people have stopped using the things which have now been digitised extensively. Among those things is magazines, they were published to provide information regarding various aspects of life such as technology, fashion, lifestyle and much more.
In present times everything is available online with just a click of a button or touch of a finger but that hasn’t stopped people from using magazines. It is simply because there is a lot of false information online and also because reading in magazines is very easy on the eyes. Here are the Top 10 best and most read magazines in the world in 2018.
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10. Family Circle
Family Circle is a monthly published home magazine. The American magazine is circulated by the Meredith Corporation. The magazine was founded in 1932; it was bought by Cowles Magazines and Broadcasting 30 years later, in 1971 its women’s division was bought by The New York Times Company but it was later sold to Gruner+Jahr in 1994. Gruner + Jahr sold it to Meredith Corporation in 2005 because they wished to leave the US market. It is mainly distributed in supermarkets like Piggly Wiggly and Safeway. It has more than 3,800,000 readers.
People magazine is an American magazine with its focus on celebrities and human-interest stories. It is renowned for giving ‘World’s Most Beautiful’, ‘Best & Worst Dressed’ and ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ titles to celebrities. It has the largest readership in America and its circulation is more than 4.6 million. The magazine is published by Time Inc. and it even had the highest revenue among all American magazines in 2011. The weekly published magazine was first circulated on March 4, 1974.
8. National Geography
National Geographic is a monthly published American magazine. The magazine focuses on articles related to Science, history, geography, and culture of the world. Its iconic thick square-bound glossy format with a yellow rectangular border is very famous. The magazine even includes various supplements for its subscribers and various special editions are also published many times. The magazine was launched on 22nd September in 1888. It is published in various languages. 21st Century Fox holds a 73% controlling interest in the magazine. It has 5.5 million global circulations.
7. Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping is a monthly circulated women’s magazine. Its articles are about women’s interests, product testing, diet, health, recipes and also feature various scholarly articles. Its Good Housekeeping seal of approval is renowned among its readers. The American magazine is published by the Hearst Magazines. It was first issued more than 130 years ago in 1885 and its headquarters is in New York, New York. It has more than 5.6 million readers.
6. Reader’s Digest
Reader’s Digest is a family magazine which is circulated 10 times every year. The American magazine has been best-selling consumer magazine for many years in the United States. It is sold in more than 70 countries, has 49 editions and is published in more than 20 languages. The magazine as created by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace more than 90 years ago on February 5, 1922. Its headquarters are in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, US.
5. Better Homes and Gardens
Better Homes and Gardens is a monthly published magazine. Its articles revolve around cooking, gardening, crafts, decorating, entertaining and healthy living. The American magazine ranks 4th in the US among the best-selling magazines. It is one of the ‘Seven Sisters’ which is a group of women’s service magazines. It was founded by Edwin Meredith in 1922 and is published by Meredith Corporation and Pacific Magazines. Edwin Meredith was the previous United States Secretary of Agriculture. The total readership of the magazine is 7.6 million.
4. Game Informer
Game Informer is a monthly published American magazine. It focuses on video games and various news, strategy, and reviews related to it. The American magazine is owned by GameStop who is also its publisher. A chunk of its promotion is done in-store which is one of the prime reasons for its huge success. The magazine was first published 26 years ago in the month of August of 1991. Its headquarters is in Minneapolis, Minnesota and its editor-in-chief is Andy McNamara. Its total readership all over the world amounts to 18 million people.
3. AARP The Magazine
AARP stands for American Association of Retired People. The American magazine is sent to all the members of AARP which is the reason for it being the biggest circulated magazine in the US. It has kept that position for more than 25 years. AARP The Magazine’s articles revolve around the issues with aging. It is published twice every month. It was named as Modern Maturity but the name was changed to AARP The Magazine in 2002. It was founded in 1958. Its headquarters is in Washington, DC and its editor in chief is Robert Love.
Awake stylized as Awake! is bi-monthly magazine and it focuses on religious articles. The awake magazine is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses through the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. The distribution is done with door to door ministry by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The American religious magazine is the 2nd most distributed magazine in the world. It is sold in more than 120 languages and its readership is more than 60 million. The magazine was founded as The Golden Age on October 1, 1919. Its headquarters is in Warwick, New York, United States.
1. The Watchtower
The Watchtower is the biggest magazine in the world. More than 62 million copies are circulated each month. The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom is a religious magazine which is published by Jehovah’s Kingdom through Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. The magazine is the companion of Awake! and therefore distributed by Jehovah’s Witnesses in their door-to-door ministry. It has 2 different editions one is the Public Edition and the other is Study Edition. The American magazine is translated into 307 languages. It was formerly called Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence. It was first issued on 1st July 1879. Its headquarters is in Warwick, New York, United States.
These magazines have the most number of readers in the entire world. They have managed to not only endure through tough times but also attain a certain amount of respect and they are still going strong in this era of technology which is no easy feat.