The PJ Tatler

'Boston Bomber' Cover Doubles Rolling Stone's Newsstand What Is Still a Tiny Number

So, the boycott didn’t work (they usually don’t, as they just make the boycotted thing a forbidden fruit) but…Rolling Stone’s newsstand sales are horrible.

Rolling Stone magazine saw sales of its controversial ‘Boston Bomber’ edition double despite calls from retailers and readers to boycott the publication.

Figures released by the Magazine Information Network show sales jumped by 102 per cent over average per issue sales in the past year. More than 13,000 copies of the issue were sold in news-stands, more than double the sales average for the previous year.

An average RS run sells just 6500 copies at fine book stores, grocers and pharmacies across the fruited plain?