JP Magazine Done

Challenger

Legacy Registered User
City
Loveland
State
CO
#1
I finally caught up on my JP magazine reading, and noticed that they stopped in March. Called the number to see if I missed a issue or my subscription ran out and they said JP magazine along with 18 other magazines are no more. Dose any one know why? Bummer it was nice to have the magazine to read when traveling.
 

John N

Addicted....Ex-SOA VP
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CJ-8.com Member
SOA Member
City
Rockville
State
VA
#2
I think that Four Wheeler is about the only one left.
 

Belizeit

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
River Ridge
State
La
#3
Seems like BW said something a while back about the demise of most of these magazines. Unfortunately written paper is on the way out. I only get 1 magazine delivered to my house these days and it only comes every other month.
 

mwqpd11

Scrambler Junkie
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CJ-8.com Member
City
Coopersburg
State
PA
#5
I guess they keep the money. I lost at also. They sent a letter that you can read it on line
 

walkerhoundvm

Typical Know-it-all
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CJ-8.com Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
#6
Seems like BW said something a while back about the demise of most of these magazines. Unfortunately written paper is on the way out. I only get 1 magazine delivered to my house these days and it only comes every other month.
The only magazine we get is the free one our town sends out every month. Just don't read much in print any more.
 

CJ8Rockcrawler

The FABLD 8
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City
Minneapolis
State
MN
#7
Autoweek went the same way a few months ago. They moved the remainder of the subscription to Car and Driver. It's too bad, but I get it. We're paying for the content more so than the delivery medium.
 

Moabite

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
Moab
State
UT
#8
I had digital subscriptions through Amazon Kindle to 6 of the magazines they discontinued. Most renewed the month prior to all of those magazines being discontinued. I started receiving 3 digital copies of MotorTrend and 3 of FourWheeler. There was a notation on the cover of each specifying which subscription the magazine was tied to. Amazon sent refunds after I cancelled all but MotorTrend and FourWheeler. I didn't expect or ask for refunds. I always resisted digital subs until I picked up a 12.9" iPad which is almost the size of the print mag...and you can zoom in. Love digital magazines now...especially JPFreek.
 
City
White Rock
State
NM
#9
so the letter I got from the owner of all the magazine titles said their publisher told them that they were continuing only FourWheeler and one of each of the other genres, ALL others were terminated. Those of us with paid subscriptions would get an e subscription for a while and a limited duration of Motortrend channel on Youtube
 

bigwalton

Picture cravin' AK Postal nut
Staff member
SOA Member
City
Dexter
State
MI
#13
Yep, the publisher, not the magazine. If people didn’t know, a big media entity was gobbling up every automotive print magazine they could find for a number of years. Forcing up advertising costs because they became the 800 lb gorilla and enough people finally told them to pound sand.

In general, my personal take is that the proliferation of digital content/social media channels/influencer marketing/Jeep shows spread companies too thin and only the lowest-end/cheapest ad buys were maintained. Any serious content delivery channel like JP (and to a lesser extent JPFreek) have sunk costs and overhead that can’t survive this kind of thinking by advertisers.

People are too easily swayed by “like” or “reach” numbers which ultimately have such little actual value it’s insane and have forgotten the importance and value of quality, meaningful content. :shrug:
 

jerseyjeeps

Crazy about AMC Jeeps
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City
Landing
State
NJ
#15
in 2001 when I started my first out of college job, you took a magazine or newspaper into the can....
in 2005 or so when taking your cell phone into the can was more common, I started taking magazines on airplanes and on roadtrips....
in 2012 or so when I got an Iphone, and was getting on airplanes less due to a job change, My magazines really started piling up. I cancelled half my mags....even the $12 a year ones werent surviving...
in 2017 I left my job permamently and cancelled all my subscriptions....

I liked reading the mags to see how many times CB could get in the readers rides sections... I think he holds a record.

I once submitted an airborne Chevy Celebrity station wagon to 4wheel and Off road...and it was selected for pic of the month. I think that was the first time ever a car made it into that pic....

my story...for what its worth. The moral of the story if there is one, life changes often..been changing since 1977 for me....
 

ag4ever

Average Nut
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City
Richmond
State
TX
#16
I hate to say it, mainly because this site is such a breath of fresh air compared to other forums, but the advent of forums has killed most informational magazines. There is much more (meaningful) information disseminated on forums than in the magazines.
 
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