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mhaithaca
mhaithaca
I don't need more magazines showing up, but...
Just got an e-mail from Amazon about a $5 magazine subscription sale. If I wanted more paper in my life, I'd be particularly tempted by Road & Track, Car and Driver, or Popular Mechanics. (Disclaimer: that's an affiliate link. If you click it and buy something, I get a cut.)

OK, honestly, I just want that Road & Track Audi R8 issue. ;-)
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fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: August 14th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you subscribe to ANY paper magazines? I like Entertainment Weekly, Mother Jones, and Fast Company among others.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 14th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, I read Newsweek in the loo, so I want that on paper rather than on my iPad! I also get Cornell Alumni Magazine and Ezra from the Big Red Bakery, and have at various times recently subscribed to Food & Wine, Saveur, National Geographic, etc. I find I don't end up reading so much of it that it just goes in the recycling unread, and I'd rather save the money, especially this year.
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: August 14th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hear ya. I don't subscribe to anything where there is a "need to read a lot" feeling. This is why I could never do the Economist or National Geographic. It only takes about two minutes to read an Entertainment Weekly article on the pot.
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: August 15th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
And let's not forget how EW is the big national magazine that has quoted you circa 2003.
polypolyglot From: polypolyglot Date: August 14th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I assume the reduced rate on a dead-tree sub is so they take less of a loss when they have to pulp unsold magazines...
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 14th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, boosting subscriber numbers is always good; more subscribers means more dollars per ad page. But I see the fine print on this offer also says they will auto-renew you unless you change your renewal setting after ordering, and of course the auto renewal is at full price. So, this is a good "loss leader," even though I doubt they actually take a loss at $5.
allyson13 From: allyson13 Date: August 19th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
For the longest time, the New England Journal of Medicine was the only magazine I read on a regular basis and it's also a digital sub rather than dead trees.

Since getting the iPad I've discovered the wonderful world of digital magazines from zinio.com (they like giving out discounts, which I love). </p>

So far, I've subbed to readers digest and discover.

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