Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

August 16, 2011

Unlucky Strike

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 12:22 pm

One that Private Frazer missed, but Matchbox magazine, the freebie monthly for West London, fizzled out in June.

August 11, 2011

Amateur Night

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 6:25 pm
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Well, that didn’t last long. After just two issues Archant have closed the shutter on ‘The Photographer’s Guide to Turning Pro’.

Smile please! Or may be not.

August 4, 2011

The chill that Autumn brings

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 5:00 pm
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Private Frazer was busy penning an entry about what might get axed in the NatMags/Hachette merger. My money was on Psychologies, which might still come to pass, but the first blood is the axing of She and Cosmo Bride.

The titles close with immediate effect, so I presume the desks are being cleared to make room for Elle.

August 2, 2011

Spot the difference

Filed under: Corporate bollocks,Future Publishing — privatefraser @ 2:04 pm
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Good news from Future! They announce that their digital sales have passed the £2m a year point.

More on that later and why these volumes probably represent only around 5% of their print sales, but first, a competition!

See if you can spot the difference between these two statements from Mark Wood, the CEO of Future UK

“Our UK print magazine sales are holding up well” (1 August – PR statement)

“Sales of UK print magazines on newsstand,… have … seen significant decline (around 10% year-on-year)” (15 July – memo to staff)

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