A recent StopPress piece by Caitlin Salter asked – and answered – the question about this publishing phenomenon.

Almost a century after launch, the Reader's Digest is still available in 21 languages in 42 countries-, and is true to the initial vision: a single source of articles on a variety of subjects, abridged so that they could be easily read. . In New Zealand, Nielsen Magazine and Newspaper Readership Toplines for Q1 2019 show it as an average monthly readership of 210,000.

Read the full article by Caitlin Salter here