Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

September 5, 2012

NGame Over

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines,Future Publishing — privatefraser @ 10:56 am
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Further to yesterday’s post, a commenter has pointed out that Future has also closed Nintendo Gamer magazine as it finally administers the coup de grace to a clutch of long-standing, but poor-selling, titles.

Future’s sales volumes have been pretty pathetic in recent years. Back in 2011 I mentioned that the company had 23 titles with ABCs of under 20,000 and (closures notwithstanding) the situation is unlikely to be much better. These stats are worth bearing in mind when Future pulls its usual stunt of talking up its digital improvements – the vast¬†majority¬†of its revenue is still bundled around small-circulation magazines that are a breath away from extinction.

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