Circulation Ed. Spreading the word-

  jack 16:50 11 Dec 2009

Whilst in the waiting lounge at Dover Cruise Terminal I came across a large displaystand on which were placed back copies of moroting/Gardening/Ladies/ Magazines and the prvious months Readers Digest- all for free .

A good way to promote circulation perhaps

  Curio 17:45 11 Dec 2009

You find them in Dentist's Surgery Waiting Rooms and such too!

  spuds 19:28 11 Dec 2009

"all for free".

We have a chap who runs a market stall offering a good selection of British/American last and this months magazines. Not free though, but just a £1.00 each. 5 for the price of 1 or so :O))

  jack 08:04 12 Dec 2009

Curio- old maggies in waiting rooms is not what I meant exactly

This display seemed to be 'Commercial' and the journals displayed were 'new' copies with many copies of each title.

  dagbladet 08:32 12 Dec 2009

We also have a chap at the market that sells off new(old) magazines. They often have this months date but as we all know makes them a couple of months old.


Not sure what you're suggesting fella.

  Quickbeam 08:44 12 Dec 2009

Do all dentists get a lifetime subscription to the National Geographic when they graduate...?

  simonjary 09:23 12 Dec 2009

They're probably what's known as "bilk sales".

Some magazine publishers and most newspaper publishers sell large quantities of stock to airports and such like for a nominal fee. These are then given away to passengers, etc, and it's used to reasonably cheaply boost circulation figures for advertising purposes.

  simonjary 09:23 12 Dec 2009

That would be BULK SALES, nothing to do with Acker Bilk...

  jack 09:51 12 Dec 2009

I can see now it gets the circulation figures up quite painlessly.
Another mag that I have a gift subscripion to [The Oldie]will from time to time invite readers to submit 10 names to recieve a complimentary copy, more circulation pushing I guess with the odd chance of another subscriber.

  spuds 19:14 12 Dec 2009

Bilking = Without payment, usually at fuel pumps ;o)

  Curio 20:16 12 Dec 2009

No offence meant. Just a little jest o:]

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