Titles on lifestyle, homes, weddings experience uptick

NEW YORK: Magazines in the interior-design, lifestyle, and weddings spaces saw the most growth over the past decade, as general-interest titles dwindled, according to the National Directory of Magazines (NDM).

NEW YORK: Magazines in the interior-design, lifestyle, and weddings spaces saw the most growth over the past decade, as general-interest titles dwindled, according to the National Directory of Magazines (NDM).

The number of interior-design and home magazines has doubled since 1995. Lifestyle titles grew from 273 to 364. Wedding titles jumped from 37 to 102.

General-interest magazines, meanwhile, declined from 204 in 1995 to 46 this year.

"We've been noticing these trends for some time," said Deborah Striplin, editorial director for the NDM.

One trend that was a surprise, Striplin said, was the decline in the number of gay and lesbian publications, from 158 in 1995 to 93 this year. She noted that the change could be due to increased coverage of gay and lesbian issues in the mainstream press.

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