PiQ Magazine bites the dust

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200806160035 PiQ Magazine bites the dustPiQ magazine, the successor to NewType, has bitten the dust with its 4th issue:

The current issue of PiQ (Issue 4, July 2008) will be our last.

It’s unfortunate that we’ll never get a chance to see how successful PiQ could have been, but a combination of low advertising revenue, poor business management and a lack of proper marketing and promotion all hamstrung the magazine from the start. We, the editorial/creative/production staff, did the best we could to put together a quality publication, but as we’ve discovered, without a good financial backing, it’s all an exercise in futility.

For those readers that were just starting to get behind the magazine, the staff of PiQ gives a hearty “thank you” to all of you for your support. To those of you who subscribed (or were formerly subscribed to NTUSA), more details will be coming soon.


Johanna has more links and commentary. The cancellation, and current “what ever happened to?>” status of most of ADV’s manga output , as well as the general softness of the anime market will doubtless fuel any more “what the heck is happening at ADV?” log posts, and I guess this qualifies as one.

Comments

  1. Ha Chau says:

    Where is my money after my cancellation of the NTUSA and now PiQ? It has been 7 months!!!!!!!!

  2. Robert Lininger says:

    This magazine would have been awesome, but i guess its forty bucks down the tube.

  3. Lanthie1 says:

    I was so looking forward to my renewal subscription. Is there no way to get a refund for the eleven issues I’m not going to get? I paid 50 bucks for 12 issues.

  4. Thomas says:

    I had a two year subscription to this mag rolled over from newtype, any word on who to talk to to get a refund or a replacement mag.

  5. Ditto to Thomas’s comment. Who do I need to talk to to get a refund?

  6. To anyone looking for a refund, I’d suggest you contact ADV directly and tell them how unsatisfied you are, but even then, I’m pretty sure you’re going to find yourself out of luck. Last I heard, there was no intention of giving out any refunds or compensation for PiQ or Newtype USA subscribers. I even posted about this just recently: http://levelorange.com/2008/08/subscribers-pleas-fall-upon-dead-ears/

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