Source Interlink Folds

Periodical distributor Source Interlink informed its customers on May 30, 2014, that it will cease all business operations “in the near future,” and asked magazines to stop sending shipments immediately. Group manager of circulation Ashlee Riggle explained, “Over the course of the last five months, Source Interlink Distribution Company has been vigorously engaged in discussions with publishers and national distributors… in an effort to correct the inefficiencies and unnecessary redundant costs that currently plague the wholesale distribution channel.”

They decided to close after the loss of “one of our largest suppliers”, which “recently decided to cease supply and move in a different direction.” Numerous news outlets report that Time, Inc., publisher of Time, PeopleEntertainment Weekly, and many other magazines, recently ended their relationship with Source Interlink.

Source Interlink distributed over 700 magazines, including Locus.