So local readers won’t have to pay extra to buy copies of UK or US editions of Cosmopolitan which are delivered by air from overseas.
That would be an incredibly small group of people.
The magazine industry: It’s (slowly) dying.
Unfortunately that seems to be the impression I’m getting from all of these closures of various titles from Bauer and other publishers in recent years, including Cosmopolitan wrapping up with their December issue.
I just had a look on the cosmopolitan.com website where the current digital subscription price is US$6.00 for 6 months, and the UK edition is £6.00 for 6 months, which gives instant access and no waiting for the mail. Seems like a better deal.
OR get them online through Google Magazines, Zinio, etc…
Not sure why a magazine publisher should maintain an unviable product just to please a handful of people who, as others have said, have other options to obtain said content at a relatively small cost.
Marina Go, former editor of Cosmo and Dolly was interviewed on The Drum tonight and said that the online subscription is double the magazine circulation which continued to dwindle.
Alarming, but not totally unexpected that the big global magazine mastheads are no longer finding Australian editions viable in print.
One has to wonder how long it’ll be before Bauer has nothing left in this country to print.
If online subscription is thriving, then Bauer could have chosen to stop the print edition of Cosmopolitan Australia and keep the website and ask readers to subscribe to digital edition, rather than closing everything related to the mag.
You would think that would make sense but Bauer Media doesn’t seem to care about keeping Aussie versions going.
Rebel Wilson can now continue with her acting career.
Bauer Media CEO Paul Dykzeul said yesterday after the High Court rejected Rebel Wilson’s application for leave to appeal:
Bauer Media is invested in its Australian business now more than ever. Here in Australia, we reach more women than any other publisher in market connecting with nine out of 10 women across the country. Bauer owns more magazine brands than any other publisher locally. Our audience trusts our content and our writers, and they love our iconic brands like Woman’s Day and Australian Women’s Weekly.
How can he say readers trust the content of Woman’s Day when more than half of its content each week are false and based on so-called sources?
Because they can’t stop the lies.
Veteran motoring journalist Ged Bulmer has resigned as Bauer’s general manager of motoring, effective from December 20.