Hello Boxer Friends!
Some of you have heard the rumor that the magazine was sold to a commercial entity. Some of you heard it is "no longer in business". I want to take some time to explain what exactly is happening with The Boxer Ring Magazine!
Last summer two prospective buyers of The Boxer Ring came forward with proposals. The first group wanted to consolidate the magazine into another magazine currently being published. The other proposal came from a large company who is the owner of many difference types of print magazines (not just dog specific). In the mean time, Caryn Orlando decided she wanted to try her hand at a print version of her online magazine and a proposal was made to merge her efforts with The Boxer Ring. After some soul searching and reviewing each prospective proposal, I decided to go ahead with a The Boxer Ring and Boxer Daily merger!!
The two commercial proposals would have potentially left the breed without a breed specific magazine. Neither commercial proposal agreed to guarantee to provide service to the Boxer Fancy specifically. By passing up the commercial offers (and subsequent compensation ), to merge with the Boxer Daily print magazine, the breed has an INDIVIDUAL who is dedicated to providing breed specific information rather than an outside commercial company. This decision has not come lightly. I have enjoyed the challenge of each issue, the friendships I have made and the satisfaction from providing quality coverage for our very special breed. However, it is time to clear some of my time and to rededicate myself to several personal projects and my family. With the decision to merge with Caryn, I have "passed the torch" to another Boxer lover, who will continue on with Boxer breed specific coverage rather than lose that individuality with a commercial company.
Business as Usual:
The Boxer Ring Feb/March/April issue (DEADLINE MARCH 15) will be mailed/ online and available at the ABC (the Winter- Nov/Dec/Jan issue mailed and is online). As of May 1st all issues will be printed under the name the "Boxer Daily" and will be under the complete guidance of Caryn Orlando (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Her first issue will be available at the ABC booth along with the back issues of The Boxer Ring. All subscriptions will continue as normal with a seamless transition and no change in expiration dates. The only exception is those of you with ONLINE subscriptions to The Boxer Ring. Those with an online subscription to The Boxer Ring will receive a credit to the Boxer Daily print magazine, because the Boxer Daily online is available free of charge. I will continue to maintain the online site until 2014 for back issue reading using your online subscription. The Boxer Ring web site will still be available to purchase all back issues (2004 to 2013) indefinitely.
Don't worry nothing will be lost, things will continue on as before just with a new, younger, more energetic owner/editor! Please email me with any questions or concerns or contact Caryn for more information on advertising from May/June and onward!
Thank you to everyone who supported the Boxer Ring throughout the years, you have all been the BEST! And for those of you that I have "pissed off", now is your opportunity to start anew and begin again to utilize your breed specific magazine!