Tindle Newspapers is claiming a sales increase of 48pc for a flagship weekly which was relaunched as seven hyperlocal papers.
The South London Press was relaunched as seven new titles last month and the publisher says the number of copies sold is continuing to rise.
Sales for the week ending 6 July were up 48pc on the average pre-launch figures, with each of the hyperlocal titles continuing to show an increase in sales.
Peter Edwards, managing director of South London Press, expressed his delight that five weeks after the launch excitement had died down, “…the people of our local communities are turning to these titles in increasing numbers and was a tribute to Hannah Walker and her team for the papers they and the rest of the staff had created from a standing start.”
The titles, dubbed the ‘Magnificent Seven’ are circulating in Streatham, Brixton, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Dulwich, Deptford & New Cross and Forest Hill & Sydenham.
Last month, Tindle Newspapers said the relaunch had resulted in an increase in circulation of 35pc – with sales increases ranging from 69pc to 28pc.