Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Frank (Atlantic) may be up for sale; owner wants time to devote to new publication

The Halifax-based Frank magazine is apparently in play as owner John Williams confirms in a story in The Chronicle Herald that he is interested in freeing up time to work on one of his other publishing ventures. He has been owner of the magazine for six years. "The publication is fine, it is just me who is ready for a change," said Williams. Beyond that, he was tight-lipped.
The "Atlantic Frank" has been published for 23 years, though its separately owned Ottawa version closed in 2008. It's not known what its circulation is or how it's doing; it sells no advertising. It sells for $3 a copy and subscriptions cost $60 a year.
This summer Williams started up Gaze, a local  publication featuring advertising from gay and gay-friendly businesses; it started as a monthly, but has moved to a quarterly schedule. Williams says he is keen to spend more time on the new title.
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