January has signified the death of at least 14 magazines, including Country Home, Arthur, Vital Source, Map Magazine and Teen.
But the publisher of a small magazine called Hardcore Gamer was determined to keep it alive. So he put it up for sale on eBay.
"Obviously, the print media market is a difficult market to be in, and we've been looking for investors to help out with Hardcore Gamer for quite a while," its publisher, Tim Lindquist, said. Hardcore Gamer is the only magazine Mr. Lindquist's company, Doublejump Books, owns; he also publishes gaming guides.