Markus opens up the hood under Code and other magazines’ audits and it shows some very interesting numbers.
Visual Studio Magazine:
* 2001: 109,610 paid copies
* 2002: 106,066 paid copies
* 2003: 74,274 paid copies
* 2004: 38,294 paid copies
“So they are basically at a point where they lost two thirds of their paid readership. Ouch!” (from Markus)
What he noted excitedly was that Code Magazine was continually increasing – which is great news – it’s a great magazine.
But what are people reading? if you’re reading this, you’re likely in the same boat I am – I have magazines that I still haven’t gotten into but I’m getting the same great information online via Blogs, RSS and podcasts.
It must be quite a struggle for magazines these days – I think I’ll ask Markus that when we get together for our FoxShow interview next week.