We've seen the rise of the free newspaper against the paid version and now maybe we're going to see the glossy magazine market follow.

We’ve seen the rise of the free newspaper against the paid version and now maybe we’re going to see the glossy magazine market follow. The UK is about to see the launch of at least one free men’s magazine from French Connection founder Stephen Marks and film director Matthew Vaughn. The telegraph reports:

Codenamed Alpha One, the title will be the first general-interest weekly given away free to men, who are shunning monthly magazines such as GQ and Esquire. The magazine is the brainchild of former IPC editorial director Mike Soutar… Mr Soutar said half a million copies of the title would be distributed by hand on a Thursday at key commuter points across the country, including London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and west Yorkshire.

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