A writer has struck after Cobra’s publisher announced plans to cut staff and cut the magazine’s circulation.
Cobra Kai, the magazine with the tagline “the world’s most popular female crime fiction” was announced last week by its publisher to be axed and its circulation slashed to 1,000,000.
It had a circulation of 642,000 by Monday, according to The Associated Press.
The publisher said in a statement Tuesday that the cuts would affect all staff in the publishing division.
The statement said Cobra Kai is “committed to producing a safe, positive, respectful and respectful workplace for its staff.”
The publisher, The New York Times, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The editor-in-chief of Cobra Kai, Mark W. Karpinski, also told the AP Tuesday that he believes the cuts are necessary, adding, “I have never experienced a more painful time in my life.
It’s the most painful thing I’ve ever had to go through.”
Karpinski told the New York Post that the publisher had to make tough decisions and “make decisions on everything from the quality of the material to the quality and quantity of our advertising.”
He said the publisher was forced to make the tough decisions because it couldn’t survive financially if it didn’t.
“We’re at a point where we’ve got to take a stand, and I believe that we have to stand up for our employees,” he said.
“I’ve seen the impact that it’s had on our company, and what it’s cost us.
And we can’t continue to let that happen.”