Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

October 8, 2012

Fish out of water

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 9:40 am
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Murky waters in the supposedly tranquil world of fish keeping with the news that Immediate Media have left Koi magazine floundering on the bank (the ‘next issue‘ page on the website tells its own story).

The title was also the official publication of the British Koi Keepers Society who appear to have been kept less than fully informed about the decision to drop the title from Immediate’s roster. A post on the BKKS website says:

Yesterday afternoon (1st October) we were advised by Koi Magazine that they had ceased publication, and that issue 179 will be the final edition.

This morning our Chairman contacted the Editor of Koi Magazine to discuss the implications of this with regards to the contract between The BKKS and the publishers of Koi Magazine.  As a result of this it would seem we need to seek legal advice.

Private Frazer entertains the delicious notion of the koi carp keepers of Britain organising a boycott of all Immediate’s other titles: Radio Times, Good Food, Top Gear – you upset aquatic hobbyists at your peril.


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