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Published on October 13th, 2014 | by Samantha Levine

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Did You Know Magazines Made History?

Magazines can sometimes seem like a modern convenience – an enjoyable way to keep up on celebrity gossip, grab some new recipes, or stay on top of the latest fashion. But considering the first magazine was printed in 1663, magazines are anything but a new invention.

At first, magazine growth was slow – London introduced the first modern magazine, The Gentleman’s Magazine in 1731 and America soon followed suit and introduced American Magazine in 1741. Everything changed, however, between 1825 and 1880, when new technology allowed the cost of production to plummet to $.05 cents a copy. Soon the sheer amount of magazines grew almost 450% and there was a magazine for every region and interest group.

Today, the magazine industry is still evolving to fill the needs of our modern society. Whether it be the introduction of technology based publications, or the digitization of the previously print-only magazines, they continue to provide entertaining and informative content. Check out the infographic from Magazine Discount Center below to learn more about when some of our favorite magazines hit shelves.

Magazine History Infographic

 

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Samantha Levine is a freelance writer for Magazine Discount Center. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading in coffee shops.



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