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Realms of Fantasy, Dead Again...

...But I'm tempted to buy it for a buck.

Should there be any interest in purchasing the magazine I will gladly sell Realms to a responsible party for $1.00 and give them the finished files for the December issue.


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mondyboy
Oct. 19th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
It's actually a bit said. But knowing that he put 50 grand into the mag makes me wonder whether the business model wasn't so smart to start off with. Or maybe I just don't know enough about the costs for hard copy publications.
benpeek
Oct. 19th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
yeah, i don't know either, honestly.

oh the whole, though, i tend to think magazines like that are ending their time. they've become something new--people like objects, you know? and the object that realms of fantasy was was an outdated one.

but you know, that's also a very simple statement, so who knows.
brendanconnell.wordpress.com
Oct. 19th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
I think right now it is hard to sell anything. And selling books/magazines is certainly difficult. People are only buying what they feel they have to have. So unless you can make a publication/book that people feel they must read, you are not going to see much in the way of sales I think.
squirrel_monkey
Oct. 19th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Well, not alienating your key demographic would help. I also wonder how much debt comes with that mag -- I'm guessing in the thousands of tens of thousands. Not a great deal for a buck.
brendanconnell.wordpress.com
Oct. 19th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Just curious: What was their key demographic and how did they alienate them? I haven't really been following RoF that much.
squirrel_monkey
Oct. 19th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
A number of female readers (a majority proportion of both readers and writers) complained about covers that present sexualized and objectified female body (the Fishboobs incident, summarized here: http://www.fanhistory.com/wiki/Fishboob_Fail_09).
benpeek
Oct. 19th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
also known as, That Time Harlan Ellison Was Racist(Again) and his Friends Made Him Publically Apologise to Tempest (Rightly So).

but yeah, from the outset, realms did not appear to understand who its readership was, and all the controversy over covers and things lapine said online (there was one as well, i think, about how to sell a magazine that got folk riled up) pretty much guaranteed it would come to this.
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