Jim Dalrymple has announced that The Loop Magazine is Dead in a post on his website The Loop, and he has removed the app from the App Store. Jim says:
When Apple started Newsstand, I thought it was a way to reach readers with unique content, pay writers well for their content, and create a great experience on an iOS app. I guess I should have realized when Apple killed Newsstand that it was over, but I pressed on. That was a mistake on my part.
This is a shame. I contributed a number of articles to The Loop Magazine, and I loved the way it covered an eclectic range of tech-related topics. Jim’s experiment was great, but it shows how hard it is to publish on the internet, even at a low price ($2 a month, for two issues).
I hate failure, and this was a failure for me. I will learn from it and focus my attention back on The Loop website, where it belongs.
Don’t worry, Jim. If you don’t try anything, you won’t fail. You tried, it was fun while it lasted, so let’s move on to the next thing.