Qercus moves to in-house productionBy Chris Williams. Published: 5th Sep 2005, 16:48:15 | Permalink | Printable
Monthly mag does impression of quarterly journalMedia watch Publisher Finnybank is set to produce and print future issues of Qercus magazine in-house to avoid further delays in production. The decision to produce the monthly magazine single-handedly together with alleged difficulties with the publication's current printers has caused the monthly magazine to be set back an astonishing three months. The editor of Qercus, John Cartmell, has claimed that despite spending thousands of pounds an issue on printing, sending postscript files to the printers has resulted in unsatisfactory output quality, for instance.
"We don't expect to be able to recover the capital costs of the current changes but that's our personal contribution to the RISC OS scene - and having given that personal contribution we will ensure that Qercus continues," John told his readers.
Subscribers were last sent an issue prior to the Wakefield show in May, and some are now considering whether or not there is any point in renewing their subscriptions. The magazine has since stressed that subscriptions cover the number of issues posted, rather than time elapsed. We also understand that the magazine has turned down offers of assistance with production from users connected with RISC OS media. Born from the merger of the waning monthly Acorn User and bi-monthly Acorn Publisher, Qercus last apologised for delays in February.
A spokesperson for Qercus was unavailable for comment.
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