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Hurrah - 'The Speccie' Lives!

By Davidduff

Still hogtied by my domestic duties - and you wouldn't believe what I cocked-up 'cooked' tonight - nor could the 'Memsahib' from whom I gain the distinct impression that if asked she might prefer to go back into the hospital  - where was I? - oh, yes, 'The Speccie' lives as this post at The Coffee House by young Master Fraser, the editor, makes clear.  Given my lack of time I am delighted to reprint the whole thing and trust that you will take advantage of their digital edition which is the subject of a special offer - only £1 per edition!

The ABC circulation figures for The Spectator are out today. But
they show only print sales which, in the digital age, are now just part of the
story. Many of our readers are migrating to digital, especially our overseas
subscribers who can now access The Spectator online and via
the Spectator app on the same day as British readers.

We have cut back a bit on overseas distribution, and the ABC print figure,
published today, shows a 2.5 per cent decline for the first half of this year.
But digital sales are up 25 per cent and together, print and digital come to
68,400. We will pass the 70,000 mark before the year is out, with a long-term
target of 100,000.

There’s plenty in digital pipeline: The Spectator Australia [Please note Andra!!!] will soon have its own app for iPad and iPhone and we will soon launch a Spectator app for all Android platforms. Our website will soon be optimised for all mobile devices. And we have some exciting website developments coming up (watch this space).

Downloads for our podcast, The View from 22, are already well into six figures. Our online traffic is more than double what it was last summer, with over 2m monthly page impressions and around 750,000 unique users.

The Spectator turned 185 this year: we’re the oldest continuously published
magazine in the English language. And yet we can say, with some confidence, that the best years are ahead of us. Never have so many people read The
Spectator, and soon more people will be buying the magazine than at any

point in our long history. To join them, at the introductory price of £1 a week,
click here.

Honestly, the best magazine anywhere - trust me!


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