14/01/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Paizo Publishing says it will use the break to examine 'unique opportunities'.
Paizo Publishing, the publisher of magazines such as Dragon, Dungeon (both RPG titles), Undefeated and Amazing Stories, has announced that it is temporarily suspending publication of the last two of those titles-Amazing Stories and Undefeated.
The firm went on to say: "Despite respectable sales and increasing circulation, both periodicals face substantial market pressures and competition. Paizo intends to use the break to explore unique opportunities to revamp and reposition each magazine."
"We remain quite proud of these titles, and are presently considering a number of options that should provide a long and exciting future for both magazines," Lisa Stevens, co-owner and CEO of Paizo Publishing, commented. "Both Amazing Stories and Undefeated are doing well in their respective niches; nevertheless, we believe that they could be even more successful. We certainly value the support our subscribers and regular readers have shown to Amazing Stories and Undefeated, and we hope that this hiatus will be brief."
Amazing Stories #608 went on sale January 4th 2005, with Undefeated scheduled to reach newsstands on January 18th 2005. These will be the last regular issues printed prior to the hiatus.
As Paizo is still developing plans for the continued publication of both magazines, at this time subscriptions are not automatically being cancelled or transferred to other titles.
Subscribers wishing to cancel their subscriptions can contact Paizo Publishing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories in their slush pile are being logged and returned. When they are able to accept submissions again, the firm said it will notify the folks in the log.
For more details see http://www.paizo.com/amazing/
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