Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

May 22, 2009

There is no Plan B

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 4:47 pm

Independent music magazine Plan B has announced it is to cease publication next month after five years in print.

May 19, 2009

Following the crowd

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 6:27 pm

Buck magazine (which Private Frazer felt was a less than brilliantly conceived launch, here and here) has abandoned its print edition and joined the crowd who’ve gone web only.

For the compost bin

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 5:50 pm

Organic Garden and Home “the practical guide to natural living”, is experiencing a natural death – Morton’s Media are closing the title

May 15, 2009

Just another average day in the gloom factory

Filed under: B2B magazines,consumer magazines,figures — privatefraser @ 5:12 pm
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Euromoney reveals £41.8m loss
Euromoney Institutional Investor said trading would become worse before it gets better

BBC Magazines set to cut 30 staff
Publisher is looking to reduce its headcount by about 30 staff in a bid to cut costs and restructure its operations. (more…)

May 14, 2009

And the winner is…

Filed under: PPA — privatefraser @ 8:09 am

Further signs of the strength of magazine publishing are shown in the list of companies who are sponsoring the PPA awards next month. Out of 22 categories the PPA has so far managed to get just six of them sponsored.

Flush with the cash I saved by not buying RBI, I might look into taking my own category, although ‘Magazine most likely to close in the next 12 months’ is likely to have such a long list of nominees that the lovely Dara O’Briain might still be reading it out at the end of July.

May 13, 2009

Six-yearly is the new monthly

Filed under: Chair by the door,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 5:38 pm

It will make a stylish corpse. According to the Grauniad, i-D magazine is cutting back its editions and will publish only six times a year from the summer.

The announcement was accompanied by this piece of whifflespeak from the owners: “We see this restructure as a reinforcement of position and strength towards a magazine and brand we are passionate about.”

According to the statement, the August issue will go on sale 9 July and i-D will then publish in September, October, November, February, March and April. The April issue will remain on sale for up to four months.

May 12, 2009

Hard craft

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Future’s You Can Craft magazine – “designed especially for card makers” – has folded. This is the second craft title to close recently with Aceville’s Quick and Crafty being put back in its box two weeks ago.

May 5, 2009


Filed under: B2B magazines,closures — privatefraser @ 5:55 pm

A&D Media’s Sustainable Solutions has closed. They seem to have put into practice their philosophy – “the companies who solve their energy cost problems will have a distinct advantage over their competitors” – by reducing their energy consumption to zero.

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