The best-selling women’s magazines of 2018 are dominated by titles with strong themes and strong readership, according to a survey published today.
The annual magazine survey, compiled by research company Empowerment Magazine, asked readers to choose from a selection of titles that offer different perspectives on the issues facing women and girls today.
“The best-known female-focused women’s magazine is Time magazine, with the best-reviewed titles by a female writer and editor and the best sales charts,” said Emma McBride, founder of Empowerments, in a statement.
“But, the magazines that have a strong female audience have also received strong reviews, and some of the most popular titles on the list are for women with young children.”
“We think it’s a sign of how many women are reading and sharing the stories of women, and they are also writing the stories for the younger generations,” McBride continued.
The survey asked readers about the best female-centered women’s titles, and found that women with children, young people and older women all have their own favorite titles.
The top three female-centric titles of 2018 were “The Real Housewives of New York City” by Andrea Dworkin, “Love is a Beautiful Thing” by Rachel Roy, and “What’s Your Favorite Book?
The Best Books for Young Women” by Lisa A. Breslow.
Other titles with a strong male-centered theme were “Lizzie Borden” by Jessica Valenti, “How To Have a Great Career” by Caitlin Moran, and the popular “How to Start a Business” by Katie Couric.
“Our aim with Empower is to get the best of the best,” said McBride.
“So far, we have heard from more than 300 women who have given us their personal stories, ideas and advice on how to get their voices heard and to help shape the future of women’s healthcare and gender equality.”
The survey also asked readers what magazines they would most like to see on the best women’s best-seller list.
“We’ve seen a lot of positive responses, with female writers and editors telling us they love reading what they do, and what the best and most important female voices are,” said Kristine Ehrlich, founder and editor of Empowered.
“This year, we’re seeing more and more voices of women in the media and the world of media, and this is what we want to see from our industry.”
The Empowering Empower magazine is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Empowerment is an independent publisher of women-centric and empowering titles, which have been selected from a wide range of sources and publishers.