Readers Digest Americas Favorite

Arts-and-Entertainment Readers Digest is known for its variety of feel-good and informative columns and article digests. Readers Digest is a general interest family magazine that aims to help people make sense of the fast-pace flow of information from magazines and other media. One of the magazines most popular columns is Word Power, a word quiz that first appeared in a 1945 edition. The magazine, a favorite among senior citizens, is also available in large print editions. Some of the magazine’s most popular columns include jokes and a vocabulary test including "Laughter is the Best Medicine" and "Word Power." Other popular topics regularly covered in Readers Digest magazine are healthy living, volunteering and family matters. The Audit Bureau of Circulation reports Readers Digest has a circulation of 10 million copies making it the best-selling magazines in the United States. Some reports indicate Readers Digest is more popular than Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, BusinesWeek and Inc. magazines in households with incomes above $100,000. DeWitt Wallace first came up with the idea for a magazine that featured easy-to-read abridged articles on a wide variety of subjects after he spent six months researching and condensing articles at the Minneapolis Public Library. He created a sample magazine and after his wife Lila Bell responded enthusiastically to the magazine, the couple decided to publish it themselves. The first issue of Readers Digest appeared was available by mail on February 5, 1922 for 25 cents. Since 1922 Readers Digest has continued to grow in circulation and is as mentioned above the most popular magazine in the United States. In January 2008, Readers Digest changed its tagline to "Life well shared." Today, in addition to its U.S. edition and Readers Digest Large Print edition, the magazine boasts global editions that reach an additional 40 million people in more than 70 countries, with 50 editions in 21 languages. The magazine is also published in Braille. Today the magazine continues to play that special role, and to be the one place where families regardless of culture or where they live in the world can find inspiring editorial that always reflects solid family values. The Readers Digest Association Inc, which publishes Readers Digest magazine, also publishes Every Day with Rachael Ray, Taste of Home, Birds and Blooms, Healthy Cooking, Country Woman and Reminisce. In 2009 the company announced the launch of a new magazine, Purpose Driven Connection, in partnership with Pastor Rick Warren. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: