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Rolling Stone’s Boston Bomber Issue Has Sold Really Well

BY RELEVANT CURRENT August 01, 2013

According to numbers from the Magazine Information Network, despite (or most likely because of) the controversy surrounding a cover photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the recent issue of Rolling Stone has sold extremely well: It’s doubled the newsstand sales of the average issue. Even though some retailers like CVS and Stop & Shop refused to carry it and an online boycott became popular on Facebook, the issue was a hit for Rolling Stone. As Adweek points out, the same photo was on the cover of a recent edition of The New York Times, but did not receive the same about of criticism/publicity …