Bliss (magazine)

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July 2014 final issue

Bliss was a monthly British magazine aimed at 14- to 17-year-old girls,[1][2] retailing at £2.75 and often coming with a gift such as make-up or a bag. The content covered candid celebrity gossip, latest fashions, hair and make-up looks, a problem page on puberty, boyfriends, friends and sex, an interview with the celebrity cover girl, entertainment reviews, romance advice, psychology for friendships, and real-life stories.

The magazine was launched by EMAP in June 1995,[3][4] and sold to Italian publishers Panini in 2006.[1] At the time of its sale in 2006, it had a circulation of 213,466 (already in decline),[1][3] but this had fallen to 50,043 by December 2012.[3]

In June 2014, it was announced the July issue - already on newsstands - would be the last.[3][5]


  • Taylor Swift graced the September 2009 cover in a dress designed by David Peck of 11:11.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Alex Donohue (6 December 2006). "Panini UK snaps up teen title Bliss from Emap". Campaignlive. Haymarket Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 24 June 2014. Panini UK has acquired the print and online edition of teen title Bliss Magazine from Emap [..] the title, which targets 14- to 17-year-old girls, will be aiming to address a sector-wide circulation slump, which led to Bliss falling 23% year on year to 213,466 in the first half of 2006. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Sarah Womack (11 March 2004). "Moral code of the right young things". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 14 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d Louise Ridley (3 June 2014). "#Byebliss messages flood Twitter as Bliss magazine closes". Campaignlive. Haymarket Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 24 June 2014. The July 2014 issue, out now, will be the magazine’s last. The magazine’s publisher Panini UK has decided to close the title [..] Emap (now Bauer Media) launched Bliss in 1995. [At its 2006 sale] it had an average circulation of more than 200,000 [..] its last recorded circulation figure for the six months to December 2012 was 50,043. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Teens' magazines". MagForum. Retrieved 20 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ David Hepworth (7 June 2014). "Bliss magazine closes: Another glossy victim of the screen-age generation". Mirror. Retrieved 19 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "David Peck Collection". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-02-02.