A.V. Club Most Read

News Newswire Great Job, Internet!
TV Club All Reviews What's On Tonight
Video All Video A.V. Undercover A.V. Cocktail Club Film Club
Reviews All Reviews Film TV Music Books
Features All Features Newswire For Our Consideration
Sections Film Tv Music Food Comedy Books Games Aux
Our Company About Us Contact Advertise Privacy Policy Careers RSS
Onion Inc. Sites The Onion The A.V. Club ClickHole Onion Studios
Get The Latest

That "Boston Bomber" issue of Rolling Stone actually sold pretty well, despite all the boycotts

Unsurprisingly, that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev issue of Rolling Stonewas a sales hit for the magazine. Adweek reports that retail sales of the magazine jumped 102 percent above what the magazine normally does at stores like Target and Walgreens, despite some stores refusing to sell the issue. Rolling Stone's media kit says the retailer sells about 75,000 copies a month, meaning that at a 102 percent increase, the magazine moved about 151,500 copies at retail of the issue.

As Adweek notes, only about five percent of Rolling Stone’s circulation comes from retail sales. One of Rolling Stone’s other controversial issues, a 1970 issue featuring killer Charles Manson on the cover, went on to win a National Magazine Award. 

Submit your Newswire tips here.