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July 13, 2009

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spud

Boating was purchased by Bonnier last month. It's off life support now and in the same condition as any other marine industry publication - on the endangered list.

Jermo

Boats & Ho's. So long.

Paul Riddell

I definitely agree with the advertising page count for an idea of which magazines are going under, but it's only one thing to consider. For instance, considering the dubious connections between many regional magazines and their advertisers, is there any way to tell how many ads were paid for in advance, how many were offered on credit (with the usual "we'll pay it when we damn well feel like it" mentality that's killed so many magazines as of late), and how many were given away for free because the business owner and the publisher were frat brothers?

I realize that this information is hard to get, but I'm figuring that the shell game played by many advertising departments is about ready to end. Keep watching lines of credit being plundered, because that'll tell you how many of the ad reps were told by the publisher to drop collecting on an ad bill because he and the advertiser "have an understanding".

junebee

Doctor's waiting rooms are respositories for vintage collectable copies of Archetectual Digest!

Blake's Baby

Reaper, you need to add Interview to that list.

Guccione

Reaper, I just heard from a friend at SPIN that the magazine is shutting down effective tomorrow

Angel

Check on Robb Report. I hear things are not good over there.

pelvis

Ad sales isn't everything. Some mags, like OK!, are doing all right with advertising but have been bleeding readers. Plus it's hugely expensive to run. Life & Style is sticking around because it's cheap to put out and it's been gaining readership over the last year.

Intangible Arts

Teen Vogue isn't a bag o'maggots by now?
Hell, isn't any title that begins with TEEN a bag o'maggots by now?

Zayd

Saveur on this list. It's been "below minimum book" for a while now.

mp

You could probably add Skiing magazine to that list.

Sabrina

Just because a magazine gets shuttered, it doesn't mean it's always the end. Look at Victoria Magazine. It "died" back in 2003, but was purchased by a different publisher and revived in 2007 and as far as I know, it's enjoying success.

jj cambell

Re Robb Report, somebody should check on their newsstand figures. I hear they are down close to 50 percent, which is a lot considering 50 percent of their 100,000 circ is newsstand. Sounds like they are an audit statement away from death.

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