'tis a d#mn shame!

However, there have been pretty extreme circumstances working against them - considering the exchange rate and massive surge in digital sales over the last couple of yrs. I don't think these two circumstances are likely to continue in tandem indefinately.

There's some hope in their quote ....
“The rumour last week was we were going to be bought by a German firm. We’ve been told nothing definite yet, it’s a case of wait and see.”