Aliya Wali, the Editor In Chief of Chibi-Pop Manga
has posted a letter on their official website detailing the situation.
This is Aliya the editor of Chibi-Pop Manga. I first want to thank you all for your support of our magazine during our 9 issue run. I unfortunately have to inform you that there will be no printed issue 2-4 because we have decided to end Chibi-Pop as a paper magazine.
The main reason was our smaller distributors. In order to get Chibi-Pop out to as many locations as possible, we decided to go with smaller distributors as well as the large ones. Most of these "zine friendly" publishers delayed payment to us for 6 months to a year, and with some payments still outstanding, this really hurt us. We may recover, but can't continue with Chibi-Pop in its current form.
Now the good news, we do not want to disappoint our loyal readers, so we are putting issue 2-4 online in its entirety! We also plan to put future issues online with the same bi-monthly schedule.
If you have Internet access you can add your name to our Chibi-Pop mailing list and you'll be informed when each issue is put up. The good news is that it's all FREE!
All current subscribers will be reimbursed for their remaining subscription fee within 30 days of this notice.
We at the Chibi Crew thank you for your support!