Anderson News Suspends Magazine Distribution

Anderson News, the mega magazine wholesaler with over 40,000 outlets, announced on Saturday it was suspending business activity. Three weeks ago the company, along with fellow distributor Source Interlink, demanded a 7¢ surcharge each per copy of magazines from publishers; many publishers refused to pay and stopped shipping product, leaving the distributor with “no recourse but to suspend operations.”

Charlie Anderson, CEO, said in a press release the company is still working “toward an amicable solution” with publishers. Anderson News and Source Interlink together account for about 50% of magazine distribution in the US; according to PW, Source Interlink was rumored last week to be in trouble also.

This may affect the availability of SF/F magazines at some locations — many can be ordered directly from the publishers or found at bookstores (if you can’t find copies at your local bookstore, request the title from the bookseller).

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