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Comics Buyer's Guide ceased publication, last issue is March 2013

posted Jan 11, 2013, 8:34 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jan 11, 2013, 8:45 AM ]

COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1224 (02 May 1997)
Krause Publication
F+W Announces Closure of Comics Buyer’s Guide
Posted on January 9, 2013 by Brent Frankenhoff

F+W Media, Inc. announced today the closure of Comics Buyer’s Guide effective with the March 2013 issue. The Company cited the niche title’s small circulation and a steady decline in advertising as the primary reason for its discontinuation.

“Ceasing publication of a magazine is never an easy decision, but there are several forces that have worked against CBG’s sustainability,” said David Blansfield, President, F+W Media. “With vast amounts of freely available comics information online, declining paid circulation and advertising, and the costs and constraints of print, continuing to publish a monthly, small-circulation title like CBG has become financially and operationally unsustainable.”