Unfortunately I have to call it a day with the magazine. Retro-RR has been a project I have had in my head for over three years now. Rob, Ben and the team grew that idea into a magazine we are really proud of, and that has gathered some fantastic reviews. Sadly, sales aren't picking up at the rate I had hoped they would to help cover production costs. Perhaps naivety on my part, but there you go. So issue three won't be going into production, and we're all gutted about that.
I've always been upfront about the fact that Retro-RR has been privately funded, and it was my gamble to take. This does mean I have to be realistic about how much I am willing to sink into the project and I've taken the hard decision at this point in time as I have enough funds to cover refunding the balance of everyone's subscription. I won't leave anyone out of pocket. As there are only a couple of us it will take some time process all the refunds but by the end of August everyone will have the remainder of their money back. I'm determined that no-one will be out of pocket for supporting Retro-RR.
I'm sure this post, and discussions in other places, will all take the higher ground about how it could have been done better if that individual had done it. But they didn't. We took the risk and tried. Are there some things I would do differently? Yes, absolutely. But I'm really glad we did try - it has been great.
So, all I can say is thank you for your support, enthusiasm and for buying our mag. We really appreciate it, and hope that our learning curve doesn't cause you too much disappointment.
Cheers. All the best.