Unfortunately, we’ve reached the end of the road with the magazine. It’s simple economics plus the time it takes to produce, we are struggling on both fronts and now’s the time to call it a day.
In the past 12 months it’s brought in some £1700 in subscriptions, if that were to repeat over the next 12 months it would cost me personally some £300 for each issue we produced. Coupled with the time involved it makes zero sense to carry on.
The timing is right because there are quite a lot of renewals due and it would be wrong of me to accept subscriptions at this stage knowing that it’s likely to fold soon.
The contributors have been very supportive and I’m grateful for that. We’ve had some nice emails from subscribers as well and those help more than I can tell you, it’s good to know that our efforts with the magazine are appreciated.
The website will continue for as long as there is any interest and for as long as people take the time and trouble to contribute.
I realise that digital copy is not for everyone but the reality of the situation is that the cost of producing a print magazine is too great for the number of subscribers we have and nobody is more disappointed about that than I am.