Bummer!!!! Scrapbooks Etc Magazine announced their impending closure today. The August 2012 issue will be their last. I know their other 350,000 subscribers are as disappointed as I am 🙁
Here is a portion of the press release from their parent, Meredith Corporation …
Meredith Corporation has made the difficult decision to close Scrapbooks etc. effective with the August 2012 issue. Scrapbooks etc. has been the longtime brand leader within the scrapbooking industry, but due to the longer term business forecast for the franchise and the industry, the corporation has chosen to cease publishing within this marketplace.
The August 2012 issue, with an on-sale date of June 19, will be released on schedule to our 350,000 subscribers and newsstand buyers through the scheduled off-sale date of August 14, 2012. The ScrapbooksEtc.com website will support the print issue throughout this time period as well.
Meredith Corporation continues our strong support of the crafts industry with our Holiday Crafts titles and our newest addition, Make it Yourself, launching in October 2012. And of course we will continue to serve the growing quilting industry with our multiple quilting titles and website, allpeoplequilt.com.
Gosh, it sounds like quilting is the hot new industry, doesn’t it? I’m sorry but I just can’t get “into” quilting. What about you?
Well, never fear — PaperCrafter’s Corner is here! We’d love to do our part to fill some of your paper crafting media needs that will be creating by the void that Scrapbooks Etc leaves in the marketplace.
What additional features or services would you suggest that we offer in order to help fill that void left by Scrapbooks Etc? I’d love to hear your suggestions!
Please: I request no comments expressing concern about subscription fees paid. I expect that SBE, as a part of Meredith Corporation, will address subscription fees professionally.
What are YOUR thoughts about this announcement?