NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc. (AMI), the leading publisher of celebrity magazines and websites in the United States, has become the dominant force in the United Kingdom as well, recently capturing The ACE Press Award, the highest accolade in British publishing and circulation, for the Best International Publication delivered in the U.K.
In winning this prize, The National ENQUIRER bested The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, published by Conde Nast USA.
The National ENQUIRER's U.K. edition has also bucked the international trend of circulation/newsstand declines, becoming the magazine consumers are turning to as its competitors continue to fade. While the celebrity news category in the U.K. is overall down 17 percent, The National ENQUIRER is the only growing product, posting an 11 percent gain in circulation. Several other magazines have seen losses from 20 to 30 percent. Following that remarkable growth, in 2016 The National ENQUIRER has already seen 13 percent circulation gains over comparable 2015 issues.
The National ENQUIRER offers a mix of breaking news, Hollywood scandals and investigative journalism that over six million American readers enjoy each week. Over the years, it has received international recognition for its reporting on Tiger Woods' cheating and O.J. Simpson's trial. In 2015, The National ENQUIRER broke the underage sex abuse claims involving Britain's Prince Andrew, Ben Affleck's divorce, Hulk Hogan's racist rants, Bruce Jenner's sex swap, world exclusive photos of Harrison Ford's near-fatal plane crash, Val Kilmer's cancer scare, and most stunningly, revealing Charlie Sheen's shocking HIV secret. The ENQUIRER also previously received Pulitzer Prize consideration for its story on John Edwards that caused the downfall of the former U.S. presidential hopeful.
"There is no other magazine on newsstands that covers today's major Hollywood celebrities and international figures with the energy found at The National ENQUIRER," said David J. Pecker, AMI Chairman, President and CEO. "We are honored by this prestigious award, and grateful to the many British fans who have become our loyal readers."
Dylan Howard, Editor-in-Chief of The National ENQUIRER and Chief Content Officer at AMI, added: "British readers are quickly learning The National ENQUIRER has the best reporting, the best sources, the best writing and most importantly, the best scoops on the planet. This award, and our continued success in this market, will fuel our enthusiasm and drive us to uncover the next big story for our British fans."
About American Media, Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. AMI also manages 10 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, MensFitness.com and MuscleandFitness.com. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 2.1+ million and reach more than 37 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 50 million unique visitors and over 350 million page views monthly.
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SOURCE American Media, Inc.