Pioneering App Mag, The Magazine, Is Shutting Down In December

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Designer Marco Arment’s magazine, aptly called The Magazine, is shutting down in December. The magazine, which carried tech stories from prominent authors, is now owned by writer Glenn Fleishman who explained that the title, while profitable from day one, just wasn’t picking up subscribers fast enough to remain viable.

Fleishman wrote:

The sad truth has been that, while profitable from week one, the publication has had a declining subscription base since February 2013. It started at such a high level that we could handle a decline for a long time, but despite every effort — including our first-year anthology crowdfunded a bit under a year ago — we couldn’t replace departing subscribers with new ones fast enough.

Arment, who designed and created the framework, TypeEngine, on which the magazine ran, said: « I thought making a high-quality app was the hard part that was keeping iPad magazines from being…

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