Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

May 9, 2013

Hard Life

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines,digital only — privatefraser @ 1:51 pm
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Not even this old pessimist saw this one coming, but HRH Nicholas Coleridge has just announced the closure of Easy Living. Although, of course, it’s not closing, it’s suspended. And it’s definitely not closing, it’s going digital only. From the press release:

The print publication of Easy Living will be suspended from the July issue, …  Condé Nast will now enter a period of statutory consultation with the title’s team, following which a final decision will be made on the future of the print publication. [I think we probably know what this decision will be don’t we boys and girls?]

Quoth his Nicholasness “… we see few encouraging signs in this part of the market, with challenges at newsstand and an increasing reliance in the sector on multi-bagged offerings.  Easy Living’s print edition has a significant loyal fan base and subscriber base whom we will be reluctant to disappoint, and a particularly talented editorial and publishing staff.  

Presumably, therefore, the “particularly talented editorial and publishing staff” have nothing to fear from the “period of statutory consultation”?

February 18, 2011

ABC 4 – Conde not nasty

Filed under: consumer magazines,figures — privatefraser @ 7:42 pm
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Admit it, we all like Conde Nast don’t we? When we got into magazines this is how we dreamed all publishing companies were run – wood panelled receptions, impossibly glamorous editors, impossibly glamorous editorial assistants, ad sales execs with good breeding. And posh, so posh, from old Nick (everyone’s favourite OE) downwards. Sigh.

February 26, 2009

Gimme shelter

Filed under: consumer magazines,figures — privatefraser @ 1:12 pm
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With strong rumours swirling around of a high profile closure in the ‘homes and lifestyle’ category, I thought it might be useful to pick the bones of last week’s ABC figures and see how the major titles are faring. (more…)

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