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We asked a month ago whether the collapse of men’s mag Arena was the first of many closures in that sector this year, and that’s exactly wha…

imageWe asked a month ago whether the collapse of men’s mag Arena was the first of many closures in that sector this year, and that’s exactly what it now looks like: Dennis Publishing will shut the UK edition of its Maxim magazine in May and take the brand online-only after 14 years of publishing. Dennis will distribute the U.S. edition of Maxim to UK subscribers and newsstands, but the June edition (pictured) will be its last in print for the British version.

Dennis doesn’t mention circulation or advertising decline in its statement, but says it is “bolstering the online editorial team” in response to “consumer demand for Maxim content online.” The magazine’s 12 employees are in consultation, though there has been no mention of redundancies so far. The company also shut its Computer Buyer magazine in January and merged it with sister title Computer Shopper. Full story on paidContentUK

  1. alxumdililah Friday, April 3, 2009

    What does this mean for quadrangle's investment in the USA? Sad for many blokes.

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