Nine Lessons from The Magazine
After two years, Glenn Fleishman is closing down his publication, The Magazine. In talking to Cult of Mac, Glenn outlined nine hard-learned lessons that prospective publishers would be wise to read. Some of The Magazine’s challenges were set in stone from the beginning: in particular, being reliant on Apple’s Newsstand feature, which changed for the worse in iOS 7, limited exposure.
You write "... there’s no single reason for the publication’s failure."
Anything, especially a magazine, is like the flower on a plant: roots, blooming, and withering...providing room for another blossom.
I think your characterization of the event is a bit harsh.
Just to be clear, I did not refer to the end of The Magazine as a failure. That was in the original Cult of Mac article.