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February 16, 2012

Private Eye hits 25 year sales high.

LONDON, Thursday 16th February 2012: Private Eye Magazine saw a significant jump in sales during the second half of 2011 with an average of 228,112 copies sold per fortnight, the highest sales figure for 25 years.

 With subscriptions currently running at an all-time high,the Gotcha Issue selling 253,704, the 50th Anniversary issue in October selling a record 267,834 copies and the Christmas issue 255,975.

Editor Ian Hislop commented: “10% growth in a year, I feel like the chancellor – in his dreams.”

Sheila Molnar MD of Private Eye, commenting on the sales figures said: “It has been an amazing year for the Eye.   The publicity that our 50thanniversary generated, the V&A exhibition, publication of the A-Z of Private Eye – The first 50 years, has had an enormous impact on sales. The first question I am always asked is “What is the secret of the Eye’s success?Simply, the magazine is entertaining, informative, and very reasonably priced at £1.50”

Private Eye is the satirical, bestselling news and current affairs magazine, edited by Ian Hislop.

Published fortnightly, the magazine is read by almost 750,000 readers.

Its investigative journalism, biting wit and satirical comment make it essential reading for politicians, journalists, and anyone who wants an informed and witty look at the political and cultural life of the country.

Twitter – @PrivateEyeNews

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