Will The Real Derek Barnes Please Stand Up?5 July 2012
So Kerrie Allman has no connection with Craft Magazine Shop, the new owners of Modern Quilting, Sew Hip (now Simply Sewing), Handmade Fashions, Simply Beautiful and the new Handmade Weddings? She’s said so on her blog (now closed to the public). She’s going off to pastures new and has rented the old ACM offices in Essex for her new ventures. CMS is based in Huntingdon.
Pull the other one, Kerrie.
When Tailor Made sold the titles to “Derek Barnes”, they also passed on the subscribers’ list, as a condition of the sale was that the new owners honoured subscriptions. So how did the new owners get the LAPSED subscribers list? (They’ve been contacting them).
And the advertisers’ list? (They’ve been contacting them too)
And how did they get contributions that had been submitted to ACM prior to the Administration? (They’ve published them in Simply Sewing, without getting any sort of approval from the designers). Do they really think we believe that the past editor of one of the magazines, who resigned as she hadn’t been paid for about 4 months, would have willingly allowed her name to be associated with this new incarnation?
And why was Kerrie offering people jobs on the new magazines at the beginning of June?
And why did Kerrie contact a photographer on 7th June to ask for some of her photographs to be used in the Handmade Wedding magazine?
And why do entrants to a competition in one of the mags. have to send their entries to the old ACM offices in Essex?
And, finally, WHY DOES SHE THINK WE’RE STUPID?
ETA: And who registered the domain name for Simply Sewing magazine, the re-named Sew Hip? Kerrie Rycroft (Kerrie Allman’s maiden name). See one of the comments here for full details.