It is with great regret that I have to inform you that the
October 1998 issue of CU Amiga will be the last ever published. CU Amiga
Magazine recently dipped into a state of unprofitability, from which it
looked unlikely to emerge. The decision to close the magazine was taken
by EMAP in light of the magazine's overall financial performance and
the lack of prospects for any immediate or short term recovery.
It is ironic that CU Amiga should close as the world's best selling
Amiga magazine, but recently its financial returns have started to
outweigh its overheads. While it has been customary for costs to be cut
in order to stave off the closure of magazines, it was decided that CU
Amiga would be laid to rest without suffering the indignities of having
half its pages removed and the remaineder printed on toilet paper in
black and white. Neither will it be sold off to another company to be
published on a shoe string and run into the ground.
The CU Amiga editorial team were obviously very sorry to hear the news
and would like to pass on their sincere thanks to everyone who has
helped make CU Amiga such a success and so much fun to work on over its
many years of existence.
Editor, CU Amiga Magazine