Friday, January 30, 2009
Mary Englebreit's Home Companion is no more. REALLY.
This has got to be the saddest magazine cancellation yet. I never saw anything about this cancellation anywhere. I just happened to notice it mentioned in a comment about the closing of Domino on A Cup of Joe. So, I immediately went to their website and found this:
Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine is no longer published. The Dec/Jan 2009 issue was its last. Subscribers with issues remaining on their subscription term will receive Martha Stewart Living as a replacement. All Home Companion readers should have received notification via US Mail by February 1.
Do you see that readers would receive notice by February 1?
Today is January 30 and the website is already gone...just some black Times New Roman text on a white page.
This website was great, with great photos, projects, and resources. All gone without a whisper.
Don't you hate how the magazine websites never acknowledge that they are closing or canceled? If you go there they still have that "link to subscribe" button prominently displayed on the page. Couldn't they at least post their official press release up there or something? What do you think?
Image: My own saved 2002 issue.