August 12, 2013 Last Updated 2:47 pm

Harvard Business Review digital subscriptions up to 14,639, total paid at new high of 274,954

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harvard Business Review (HBR) reported record-breaking circulation growth in the first half of 2013, according to recently released data from the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM).

Compared to a year ago, HBR’s overall paid circulation increased 7.5% to 260,315 — the greatest percentage gain among business titles and the highest paid circulation ever reported in the 91-year history of the magazine. (Comparative titles were The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, and The New Yorker.)

seo_cw_productFueling this growth were both paid subscriptions, which increased 7.3%, and single copy sales, which jumped 9.4%. HBR also reached 14,639 digital non-replica subscribers, bringing its total paid readership to 274,954.

Bucking industry trends, HBR’s newsstand sales have increased 59% over the past four years, while advertising revenue (print and digital) has grown 32%.

“Our strong performance reflects a vibrant and growing audience for HBR’s ideas around the world,” said Josh Macht, HBR Group Publisher. “We’re continually adding more value to our All-Access subscription and reaching new customers through our digital platforms.”

HBR’s total brand universe is currently over 5 million, including 3.4 million unique visitors each month to HBR.org and more than 2 million social media fans and followers.

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