(Washington Times) Bolstering the age-old mantra that even bad publicity is good, Rolling Stones magazine has seen sales of its latest edition double — the one that pictures Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in rockstar mode on its cover.
Several retail outlets around the nation, including CVS, refused to sell the edition. But in the end, it didn’t hit at the magazine’s bottom line.
Figures from the Magazine Information Network reported by The Independent indicate sales jumped by 102 percent compared to the average sale-per-issue in the past year. And more than 13,000 copies of that particular issue sold at newsstands — more than double what was reported for issue sales in 2012, The Independent reported.