After nine years of circulation sentiments centered around how the publication will be sorely missed with wider comment on the future of the print business.
Fond memories included a cover feature for English musician Robert Wyatt and folk artist John Martyn along with a soundbite from Tom Waits in December 2006:
"My career is more like a dog. Sometimes it comes when you call. Sometimes it gets up in your lap. Sometimes it rolls over.
"Sometimes it won't do anything. In recent years it's been walking on its hind legs, doing cartwheels, and even singing in tune."
@Simon_Harper RIP @TheWordMagazine. Victim of incredibly hard times that we're all feeling. The print world mourns a respected friend. (Simon Harper, Clash magazine)
@simonmayo Really sad to see the imminent demise of The Word magazine. I've subscribed for years and will miss it hugely. (Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2)
@NnDroid Very sad to hear that wonderful @thewordmagazine is closing. Great mag, great readers, loved working there. Properly gutted. £#RIPTheWord? (Andrew Harrison, Q Magazine)
@Jonnyraythrash @davidhepworth @TheWordMagazine soundtrack to my 'thirties' - an exceptional read which will be sadly missed. (Jon Dickinson)
@neil_mccormick Who else but @TheWordMagazine would put unphotogenic old musos like Robert Wyatt & John Martyn on the cover just because they deserve it? (Neil Mccormick, freelance)
@lylebignon Aw no. 'The Word shuts down after 9 years' http://bit.ly/KQu1wX via @MusicWeekNews / @TheWordMagazine - really guys? Very sorry to hear this (Lyle Bignon, THSH)
@Eve_Barlow Bugger. I just got REALLY into @TheWordMagazine. Reminds me of when Back For Good came out, suddenly I liked Take That and then they split. (Eve Barlow, freelance)
@davewibberley @TheWordMagazine - So many things to write about this sad news but I'll just stick to 'thank you' Can't imagine I'll ever go in Smiths again (Dave Wibberley, UEL)