The last 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.

7 people said...

  1. This is crappy news! Seriously. I was excited about the magazine. Just as soon as I found out about NTUSA being canceled, I simultaneously found out about PiQ. NTUSA going bye-bye suddenly didn’t really matter. But now there is nothing. Sorry to hear about the mismanagement and bad marketing. Whomever “dropped the ball” deserves a hard time trying to find a new job. There is a market in North America that will support a magazine of this type. Now I know I don’t know about the ins & outs of running a successful monthly publication (apparently either do some of the people left in charge of marketing PiQ), but there’s gotta be a way to capture those of us who are into anime and manga who also hold down decent paying jobs which in turn equals paid multi-year subscriptions as well as patronizing the companies that advertise in the magazine. I don’t mean to sound like an a-hole…I’m just bummed out because I really liked what you guys were doing. Thanks.
    -Jason
    Newport, RI

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