Just received my subscription copy of PC Advisor and very sad to say that according to the letter inserted PC Advisor will cease publication from Issue 264 in July. Existing outstanding subs will be transferred to PCPro.
I guess that this will also mean the end of this excellent forum so very upset.
Also very sorry about the staff who will be out of a job.
Seems to be the way its going these days. I was recently advised that Digital Photo magazine to which I have been subscribing for many years was closing and subscriptions transferred to Practical Photography. I declined and had a refund. It seems their Digital edition will continue. As I subscribe to Readly I have access to a vast online magazine library so I have ditched all but my sub to Windows magazine.
Quick explanation on why the print edition is closing.
Magazine publishing is very difficult these days unless you can have pages of high-value advertising from perfume brands or luxury cars and watches stuffed at the front of the magazine. Tech advertising has pretty much gone online - hence the continued strength of this website.
The real problem, however, is retail. WH Smith charges us more money to stock the magazine than we make from newsstand sales in its stores, and the supermarkets (where most magazines are sold) marginalise technology magazines in favour of their own food mags plus the legion of gossip titles.
We'd have loved to continue PC Advisor in print for our subscribers but this became economically unviable. PC Pro is a fine print magazine and we think subscribers should give it a chance to impress them.