You probably heard the news today about the closure of Domino magazine. We saw a good number of home and decoration magazines disappeared over the last couple of years. It is true that the industry was crowded with titles. But it is sad to see the end of a popular magazine we like.
In Canada, December 2008 was the last issue of Wish magazine. From Blueprint (that I liked) to O at Home and In Style Home (I never bought either) up to the more traditional Home & Garden and Cottage Living, no magazine styles seem to be spared.
May Not Be End
The demise of magazines may continue as advertising revenues are going down. I predict a harder time for expensive magazines. For example, I enjoy Donna Hay magazine but I am not willing to pay $10 for each quarterly issue. Are you?
Many speculate that Condé Nast will decide to consolidate its cooking magazines into one. Gourmet is named more often as the one to be folded. I hope not since I buy one or the other depending on their stories; sometimes both.
I renewed my subscription to Canadian House & Home yesterday. I am guessing they are doing well since they launched a French edition this month.
With this announcement, we have even fewer magazine choices. On the brighter side, we will have more time to blog.