As CBn first reported last week, ‘OO7’ Magazine and the James Bond International Fan Club will be going their separate ways in 2005. Today, ‘OO7’ Magazine editor and publisher Graham Rye issued a PRESS RELEASE confirming the split.
For Immediate Release
5th January 2005
‘OO7’ MAGAZINE splits from
‘The James Bond International Fan Club Limited’
After two non-eventful years under the umbrella of the ‘The James Bond International Fan Club Limited’, Graham Rye, ‘OO7’ Magazine editor & publisher (and the Creative Director of the original ‘The James Bond OO7 International Fan Club & Archive’), has decided to part company with the new club formed by Yorkshire businessman and Bond fan David Black.
“Unfortunately during the two years ‘OO7’ Magazine has been supplied to David Black’s new organisation nothing has been done by his new limited company to promote or market the new club in any way,” revealed a disappointed Rye. “Our financial agreement had also become unsatisfactory, so I felt a New Year was the right time to break away and steer ‘OO7’ Magazine back in a more professional direction in order to dramatically increase its circulation, while also protecting its strongly independent editorial policy of writing and picturing whatever we want whenever we want.”
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“Obviously ‘OO7’ Magazine and David Black’s new JBIFC publication will be in direct competition, and no doubt this will prove an entertaining ‘battle of the Bond mags’ for Bond observers everywhere.”
The James Bond International Fan Club Limited under the Chairmanship of David Black is not connected in any way with ‘The James Bond OO7 International Fan Club & Archive’, or its publications and events, published and organised from 1979 to 2001 by Graham Rye and his team and contributors.