Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

September 29, 2010

To close by issue five

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Press Gazette reports that publisher Public Matters is launching Elected – a new magazine for politicians aimed at “promoting best practice and innovation in public services”.

“The first three editions of the new monthly magazine will be sent free to every elected politician in the country…After that the magazine will be available via subscription.”

Oh dear. Vote of confidence anyone?

RBI turns ugly

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RBI is to close specialist beauty industry title Health and Beauty Salon.

RBI said “difficult trading conditions” and falling advertising revenues were behind the decision, which will see the last issue of the monthly title published on 28 October.

September 22, 2010

Shot in the foot

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Archant Specialist are giving the bullet to Airgun Sport after just seven months according to HoldTheFrontPage because it was only selling ‘around’ 4,000 copies.

September 15, 2010

No more answers

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From a correspondent in Bath. PC Answers is being unplugged.

“Farewell to Future’s last publication that was actually of any use to computing beginners; PCA was unafraid to recommend newbies try Free/Open Source software as viable alternatives¬† – the non-tech-savvy are now abandoned to official Windows publications, a sterile environment where the iPod is pronounced “Zune” and bloatware forces constant hardware upgrades… Sad.” (more…)

September 9, 2010

Arrested Development

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From Press Gazette

The Government is to cease publishing its magazine on international development …

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell wrote to subscribers … this week informing them that the September issue … was to be its last.

September 3, 2010

50% fewer issues – and counting

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From next week Incisive’s Accountancy Age will be published fortnightly instead of every week. (From Media Buletin)

I guess the figures just weren’t adding up.

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