OLD Media Moves

Entrepreneur, subscriber continue longstanding beef

August 21, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Entrepreneur magazine skipped its June issue because of the pandemic, and it’s getting static about it from a subscriber with a longstanding beef, reports Keith Kelly of the New York Post.

Kelly reports, “The skipped issue in June — which the publisher said will be part of a ‘double issue’ in September — means only seven issues this year.

“‘I suspect their September 2020 issue will be a ‘double issue’ in name only,’ griped subscriber Scott Smith. ‘Their last single-month issue was March 2020 issue, and it was about 110 pages. So a double issue would need to be around 200 pages. Not gonna happen.’

“Accordingly, Smith says he is pushing parent company Entrepreneur Media to offer either refunds or subscription extensions for the nearly 400,000 subscribers it claims to have.

“‘We didn’t publish in June, but we’re not alone in that,’ said Entrepreneur Media president Bill Shaw, blaming the pandemic.

“Meanwhile, Shaw noted that Smith has a history with the magazine that goes back more than 20 years, when Entrepreneur Media sued and won a protracted legal battle against him over trademark infringement.

“‘He still owes us nearly $2 million,’ Shaw said.”

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