Whether you sell a core range of bestsellers or an extended range with specialist titles, magazines drive both footfall and profit in your store.

The following table shows the Top 100 Magazines by sales in the UK and Ireland according to the latest ABC statistics for 2014. Use this as a guide for your range but remember there is no one size fits all when it comes to magazines. Learn about your customers and what they want. You might be successful providing niche titles that don’t feature here.

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TitleCover PriceNewsstandNewstrade single copy year-on-year changeRN Category
TV Choice£0.451,374,81311.8%TV Listings
What’s on TV£0.541,047,346-14.2%TV Listings
Take a Break£0.88688,264-7.1%Women’s Weeklies
Radio Times£1.80592,981-11.1%TV Listings
Slimming World Magazine£2.75420,0850.6%Health fitness and parenting
New!£1.20368,710-7.3%Women’s Weeklies
Closer£1.50326,287-14.4%Women’s Weeklies
Chat£0.88318,184-5.1%Women’s Weeklies
Glamour£2.00297,644-11.6%Women’s Monthlies
OK! Magazine£2.00280,205-12.1%Women’s Weeklies
That’s Life£0.72276,453-5.3%Women’s Weeklies
Woman’s Weekly£0.92264,785-3.1%Women’s Weeklies
Star£1.20255,9793.7%Women’s Weeklies
Woman£0.95244,2423.7%Women’s Weeklies
TV Times£1.30237,875-8.1%TV Listings
Woman’s Own£0.95218,0611.9%Women’s Weeklies
Heat£1.65213,674-7.5%Women’s Weeklies
Bella£0.89213,621-1.4%Women’s Weeklies
Best£0.89205,814-11.5%Women’s Weeklies
Hello!£2.00201,094-5.2%Women’s Weeklies
Woman & Home£3.99199,168-0.9%Women’s Monthlies
Yours£1.40194,602-0.9%Women’s Monthlies
People’s Friend£0.99193,488-2.7%Women’s Weeklies
Good Housekeeping£3.99190,0163.6%Women’s Monthlies
Now£1.50186,477-18.6%Women’s Weeklies
Cosmopolitan£3.70183,011-16.7%Women’s Monthlies
Real People£0.67181,0140.6%Women’s Weeklies
Pick Me Up£0.68175,910-3.5%Women’s Weeklies
Reveal£1.00174,164-16.2%Women’s Weeklies
Look£1.80156,613-19.3%Women’s Weeklies
Inside Soap£1.60141,955-3.4%TV Listings
Prima£2.99139,1544.6%Women’s Monthlies
WeightWatchers Magazine£2.75136,897-17.0%Health fitness and parenting
Ideal Home£3.50132,587-1.5%Home Interest
Marie Claire£3.90132,345-16.7%Women’s Monthlies
TV & Satellite Week£1.50123,034-7.2%TV Listings
Red£4.00120,554-7.5%Women’s Monthlies
Grazia£2.00118,735-16.8%Women’s Weeklies
Love It!£0.65117,953-23.2%Women’s Weeklies
TV Easy£0.54112,440-24.4%TV Listings
Men’s Health£4.50110,3762.7%Men’s Lifestyle
Puzzler Collection£2.70110,327-15.7%Miscellaneous
Your Home£1.99107,497-7.1%Home Interest
Total TV Guide£1.10103,919-9.7%TV Listings
Elle £4.00103,745-11.5%Women’s Monthlies
BBC Good Food£3.90103,134-11.7%Home Interest
My Weekly£0.96102,683-3.1%Women’s Weeklies
Private Eye£1.5093,084-6.0%Miscellaneous
Fun to Learn – Peppa Pig£1.9992,7997.9%Children’s
Vogue£3.9991,669-2.9%Women’s Monthlies
Women’s Health£3.7087,301-11.9%Health fitness and parenting
Style at Home£1.9985,3093.9%Home Interest
Country Living£3.9981,5602.3%Home Interest
Ideal Homes Complete Guide to Xmas£4.0079,429-10.5%Home Interest
Company£2.5076,668-33.2%Women’s Monthlies
Empire£3.9975,690-18.3%Music & Film
InStyle UK£3.9075,513-23.9%Women’s Monthlies
Motor Cycle News£2.1072,806-13.0%Motoring
Essentials£2.9971,906-10.8%Women’s Monthlies
25 Beautiful Homes£3.9069,2824.7%Home Interest
House Beautiful£3.4068,319-0.2%Home Interest
Fun to Learn – Friends£1.9966,818-15.1%Children’s
Soaplife£1.7066,402-8.1%TV Listings
Peppa Pig Bag-o-Fun£3.9965,936N/aChildren’s
All About Soap£1.6563,297-14.1%TV Listings
National Enquirer £1.0062,851-1.7%Women’s Weeklies
CBeebies Special£3.7561,556-5.3%Children’s
BBC Top Gear Magazine£4.2561,378-13.5%Motoring
Country Homes & Interiors£3.9956,5941.1%Home Interest
Top of the Pops£2.9955,304-23.6%Children’s
Word Search£2.5055,091-20.3%Miscellaneous
Homes & Gardens£3.9954,122-9.3%Home Interest
CBeebies Art£2.9953,318-23.6%Children’s
GQ£3.9952,945-6.9%Men’s Lifestyle
Octonauts£2.5052,8792.3%Children’s
Toxic£2.9952,57213.2%Children’s
Disney’s Princess£2.5051,588-17.3%Children’s
BBC Gardeners’ World£4.0050,848-3.2%Home Interest
Rosemary Conley Food & Fitness£2.7550,758-30.5%Health fitness and parenting
In The Night Garden£2.2549,658-0.8.6%Children’s
Four Four Two£4.6049,2502.5%Sport
Living etc£3.9949,053-1.2%Home Interest
Nuts£1.9547,726-34.0%Men’s Lifestyle
Ben 10£2.9947,508-14.4%Children’s
Puzzler£1.9547,476-19.7%Miscellaneous
What Car?£4.9946,997-10.1%Motoring
Disney Stars£3.9945,011N/aChildren’s
We Love Pop Magazine£3.9945,002-6.3%Children’s
Something Special£2.9944,810-30.5%Children’s
FHM£3.9944,571-18.5%Men’s Lifestyle
Go Girl£2.9944,35221.7%Children’s
Sofia The First£2.9944,308N/aChildren’s
Woman & Home Feel Good Food£3.9943,673-14.5%Home Interest
Lego Legends of Chima£3.2542,954N/aChildren’s
Thomas & Friends£2.5542,76342.3%Children’s
Barbie£2.7542,727-14.3%Children’s
CBeebies Weekly£2.0042,693-8.3%Children’s
Doc McStuffins£2.9941,853N/aChildren’s
Jacqueline Wilson£3.6041,264-0.6%Children’s
Psychologies Magazine£3.9040,700-0.4%Women’s Monthlies