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Old 03-15-2019, 10:42 AM
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Default F&W Media Files For Bankruptcy

They are the owners (or were because I have not read an SCD for quite a while) of Sports Collectors Digest and their Standard Catalog,

I've written quite a bit about this in the past for my old Sports Collectors Daily column and don't want to say anything more right now. I'll probably save any comments for an upcoming GTS column

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonysil.../#63b1af5b4355


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Itís a sad day indeed.


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Read the Forbes column, folks. It is a true stunner. I'm a retired trade press journalist so this naturally caught my eye. I also read Writers Digest regularly. It's one of F+W's pubs.
What blew me away was the fact that F+W spent $6 million in its crafts business and generated only $3 million in business. Oh. My. Goodness. Talk about mismanagement and someone at F+W simply not knowing what they were doing. It also sounds like companies they dealt with F+W took advantage of them. Sad story. But it is all too common in journalism nowadays. Thank you.
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Tough times for print media in general. My wife somehow got on someone's mailing list and she's been receiving 7 or 8 magazines every month for the past year. None of which she ordered or even had ever read. As far as I know they haven't even tried to get us to be paid subscribers. I guess they just want copies out there in people's hands.

I signed up for SCD about a year ago. I did so because I missed having a hobby publication to page through. Back in the day I received all of them and loved it. I've already decided not to renew SCD when my sub comes up because, frankly, there's not a lot to read in each issue. Too much of it is auction recaps which really don't interest me. MAYBE every other issue has something worth the cover price.
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Almost all print is having a tough time.
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$2 million on hand, $105 million in debt. What a mess. I donít know how people keep extending credit to a company that upside down and I feel for all those who did and are going to lose through no fault of their own.
Iím sure everyone here has had a subscription to scd at some point. I think my first subscribed back in 1987 or so when I was in high school. Or sucks to lose an institution and hobby mainstay. This was obviously a small piece of this companies media catalogue but it meant much more than that to us.
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Here's another short article from eCOMbytes:

https://www.ecommercebytes.com/2019/...ine-publisher/
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There's a enormous amount of opportunity there if one wanted to pick up where they left off. An entrepreneur could do so without the weight of the legacy structure.
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I still wish Old Cardboard did their print magazine. But it is the way of the day, I guess. Everything is online and on a cellphone (yuck). Here is some print....



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