The December/January Issue
It was 25 years ago this month, in 1990, that Martha Stewart first launched her magazine with Time Warner. It was a bold and hopeful beginning for the caterer-turned-writer who had always dreamed of sharing her vision of good living with a wide audience of readers all over the United States, and beyond. Martha Stewart Living became one of the most successful startups in the history of magazine publication. Within just a few years, subscriptions had jumped to more than two million with monthly newsstand sales nearly equaling that rate. And so, this month, on the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first issue, Martha Stewart Living has issued a special collector's edition for their December/January issue. In another first for the magazine, Martha is featured on the cover of the subscriber's issue wandering through a sugar-coated fantasy land in a painting by artist Will Cotton. This is magical! This is wonderful! This is exactly the kind of imagination and sense of whimsy that I love about Martha Stewart and her team. I can't wait to explore this issue!