Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

October 22, 2010

Unacquisitive

Filed under: B2B magazines,closures — privatefraser @ 3:42 pm

Thomson Reuters is letting go of some of its worldly possessions by closing Acquisitions Monthly.

(From Media Bulletin)

Downwardly Mobile

Filed under: B2B magazines,closures — privatefraser @ 3:20 pm
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Mobile Entertainment was “the only trade title serving the global market for entertainment-based mobile content”. The global market will now have to somehow get by without any sort of trade title as the magazine has now gone online only.

Of course the irony is that their website is significantly less mobile than their magazine.

October 21, 2010

I’m Out

Filed under: Are you sure that's wise,doomed launches — privatefraser @ 9:04 am
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From Press Gazette

Star of BBC TV show Dragons’ Den is James Caan is backing the launch of a new monthly business magazine called The Market.

The publishers describe the new title as “Grazia meets the Economist”.

Grazia meets the Economist.” Nope, makes even less sense the second time.

October 11, 2010

IPC – get ‘em while you can

Filed under: magazines — privatefraser @ 5:55 pm
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So the great IPC yard sale continues, with titles flying around the country to a variety of smaller publishers. This was obviously Sylvia Auton’s mission on her return from the states, but although we can see the results, we don’t yet have an idea of the overall strategic picture. (more…)

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