When dispossable income shrinks and bills increase at an allarming rate you look at what you can cut back on. Magazines were the first to be dropped. I stopped my what car, HiFi and top gear magazines and my wife has stopped a couple of her craft ones. Most contain 25% of the same content in each one and have over 50% of advertising.
It is sad but you take the easy option when trying to balance your budget.
I was looking towards the bottom of that list for publications like they use on HIGNFY - you know, like Steel Girder Monthly or Superglue News - without much luck. Are they actually real magazines they use or just mock-ups?
The magazines in Have I Got News For You are real, but they're limited circulation and don't use the wholesale newsagents like WH Smith & Menzies (the distributors, not the high street chains) that are required for the compilation of circulation figures.
I get a load of trade magazines at work that probably distribute less than 1,000 copies a month, but are kept alive by the advertising, which is very carefully targeted in these types of magazines, so is relatively expensive.
A magazine with 10,000 sales to the general public would sell a full page for say £1,000, but a magazine with 1,000 sales to a specific market could sell the same page for £2,000 because they can be certain the ad is reaching their target market.
For those using an iPad, getting the magazine via the Zinio app is cheaper than the printed copy. I get PCA and a few others that way and save about £6/month. That's not counting the possible fuel cost of getting to the shops.
I'm sure there must be the same, or similar, available for Android devices.