Chimaera Publications has offered their Aurealis title,
its website content,
subscriber list and back issue stock for sale by tender,
with bids to close on 02 July.
According to the press release, the magazine is being
offered as a "going concern", with a double issue #27/28
ready for publication in August (and by implication to be
published at Chimaera Publications' expense), and with
no outstanding subscriber liability or debts. The sale
also includes a non-specific mailing list of 1000 addresses
in addition to the magazine's 400 former subscribers, and
the stock is described as "substantial".
If you're interested, phone Volker Strasser on
+61 3 9534 1569, fax on +61 3 9534 1530 or email to
for further details.
Aurealis is reading through the sale period, with
stories reaching a "final reading" stage being passed on
to the new owners. Chimaera Publications itself will be
"changing direction" towards "book, online and multi-media
publishing." The Aurealis Awards are to continue to be
run independently of the magazine as a condition of the
sale, and should be unaffected.
(Thursday, May 24 @ 03:24:36 WST)