Short Circuit, a magazine devoted to stock car and hot rod racing has crossed the finish line. The publisher writes:
“sales are no longer sufficient to keep the printed version of the magazine going. I have made several cut-backs over the last few seasons to match the falling sales … and to make any further cutbacks in either content, quality or colour would see even less sales so it’s time to draw a line…after all it’s only fair to our loyal advertisers, and equally our long-standing (and long suffering!) contributors who have stood by us …. Publishing the magazine for 24 of the 35 years, it wasn’t just a job, or a hobby – it was a way of life.”
The Baptist Times is to close after 156 years of weekly print publication, writes Roy Greenslade, as is its website.
IHS have announced the closure of Jane’s Police Review after 118 years of publishing.
In fact it’s not just the magazine that is getting retired:
the company … will be stopping publication of all the Police Review products … including the magazine, website, police handbooks and the Gala Awards
Don’t have nightmares, do sleep well.
As suspected last week when it was discovered that Kick magazine had played its full 90 minutes, Attic Brand Media has gone into administration.
Titles that are likely to be closed are Kick, Kick Extra, Kraze Club and Merlin.
Appropriately for the publisher of a magazine about a legendary wizard, a company will emerge, phoenix-like, from the ashes of Attic to continue publishing National Geographic Kids.
A wonderful result all round! – except for creditors, contributors and most of the former staff of Attic of course.
Media Week reports that Kick magazine has been shown the red card by Attic Brand Media.
A possibly interesting sentence from the article about Attic itself:
The company’s main landlines have not been answered … since Wednesday (2 November).
And another RBI print title discovers that the world is a cold and friendless place as it is announced that Community Care is to close.
Publishing director Trevor Parker said: “The upheaval in the public sector has seen advertisers question the value of print advertising [and] print recruitment revenues falling by 86 per cent in the last five years”