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1st December 2008
It is with regret that I confirm what will have become obvious
to many by now, namely that Alien Worlds magazine will not be
I ran out of money to support the magazine which had been
operating at a loss. There followed extended talks with another
publishing company with a view to them taking the magazine over
but those talks failed. After that, I wrestled with the idea of
keeping it going as a download via the internet, but in the end
decided against that too. I am sorry for the disappointment the
magazine's closure will cause.
The pity of it was that it didn't actually need to make a profit
and even a small loss would have been acceptable. I could have
kept it going on that basis but the losses endured could not be
maintained. Unquestionably, I view my inability to attract any
advertising as being the reason for the magazine's closure.
I will also be closing the news service which can be found
elsewhere on this site and which has been ongoing in one shape
or form for over four years. It is time to move on.
Many, many people were gracious enough to help me with articles,
advice, and encouragement. I refrain from naming names in case I
inadvertently forget to mention somebody and cause unintended
offence but you people have my deepest appreciation and
sincerest thanks. Without you, the mag would not have even have
got to four excellent issues. Thank you.
I am sure other members of ATS that are familiar with Stuart Miller and his various efforts in relation to ufology in recent years will wish to join me in wishing him all the best with his future endeavours and hoping that this set-back will not result in him abandoning ufology.
Originally posted by dhatz
I wonder what could be the cause for many "serious" (i.e. not NewAgey) UFO organisations folding ? Is it the dynamics of the Internet? Has people's interest in UFOs become more superficial? Have TPTB finally convinced everyone that it's all bunk?