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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:31 am 
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I let my subscription lapse because I no longer read magazines in paper. I simply don't have the space in my home to store paper issues. I read all my magazines using the Zinio app on my iPad. Have you considered working with Zinio on a digital version? I would resubscribe in a minute if I could get the magazine electronically.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:50 am 
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Good question, Ficbot.
It's an idea that's in the cards, but not for this year.

A lot of expense to create these, especially for an indie magazine such as ours.
When it becomes economically viable to do so, definitely.
We're not there yet.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:12 am 
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I just got the zinio app myself and have been considering switching all of my magazine subscriptions to digital. This is currently the only one I can't. But... I understand the economics and likely won't stop reading the paper issues. I do recycle them almost immediately though, so (I haven't needed it yet) as long as there is a way to look up the articles on the website, I'm happy.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:19 am 
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I do recycle them almost immediately though

Just a thought, if you are done with your magazine and feel badly recycling it so quickly you could leave it at your dr.'s office or a play center etc.. I have kept all mine which works for me because some articles which weren't relevant at the time (before he had asthma, or when he was too young for certain thing to apply...birthday parties etc.) all of a sudden I need this information and am able to go back and re-read the articles .

I am impressed with technology though, I'm not tech. savy enough to even think of electronic magazines yet. Still having a hard time putting away my quill and ink blotter. :rofl

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:09 pm 
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as long as there is a way to look up the articles on the website, I'm happy.


Well... we post some but certainly not the majority of our articles.
AL's site articles are often exclusively web articles - web writing is a bit of a different beast. (In fact, we often 'throw' to a related website post from the magazine.)

Not to bore anybody with our economics but ...
As a specialty publication with high costs due to lots of science & medical research and interviewing (e.g. we're not like some mags with those fluffy hey-I-could-write-that-in-the-bathtub articles on '12 ways to reduce stress'), we do need the support of subscriber revenue to help us operate. There's fact-checking (essential with allergy/asthma/celiac topics), costs of developing/testing recipes.

So I hope you'll reconsider subscribing. You do get a lot of bang for the buck in the mag.
At least in my completely unbiased opinion. :happydance

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:06 am 
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hmmm, and I always thought that you could just copy and paste articles onto the internet... Thanks for the information.

Don't worry, I won't be cancelling my subscription anytime soon (I just renewed for the next 2 years)!

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:03 am 
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Quill and Ink blotter :rofl Good one to start my day.

I usually pass my magazines to my sister but last time I saw her I forgot. It was a good thing as I just pulled out copys from the past and went through them again, I am finding articles that are perfect for what I need now but when I got them different things stood out. I do want to pass them on but gee... I sure liked what jumped out to me months later. :|

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 1:20 am 
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This is the only mag where I keep all issues to refer to later. However, for those who recycle, I agree that giving them to a medical office or school library would be a great idea.

GWEN - thank you to you and your staff for all your hard working publishing such a great mag!

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:15 pm 
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Alison's mom, thanks very much. :)

Glad you're getting good use out of AL's issues. A lot of people do seem to hang onto them. Varies, some for the articles, many also for the recipes.

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