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SI is down to just 38 issues this year

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dick Whitman, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I have a year's worth of Texas Monthly issues stacked up near my desk that need reading. Just threw another on the pile a few days ago. Yet I haven't called to ask them to go to every other month so I can try to catch up.
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  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I just canceled. I got a postcard saying my subscription would automatically renew at $55.44 for 39 issues when it expires in April. That’s too much for a mag I often don’t even open.

    I called the 800 number, hoping to just let the subscription run out, but that option on the call said it would end automatically, although the card read otherwise. I just cancelled immediately. I guess I won’t get the swimsuit issue.
  3. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    I flew recently and picked up at the airport the SI with the Bishop cover story about a week in the life of NFL injuries. The entire issue was only 64 pages, but it was very good. Had a big section on the year in media and a story about the Nuggets that I read even though I don't care about the NBA. It got me thinking I should subscribe but then I remembered they barely print a magazine anymore. Bummer, as they still produce a good product even on a non-weekly basis.
  4. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    You can buy it at the supermarket newsstand for $4.00. You save $51.44 and you get to "read" it before your mailman does.
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  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Did they cut circulation down when they went to the new format with issues? SI used to be easy to find in a few of my stores around Michigan and Ohio and now you can't find it much.
  7. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Primo opportunity for GateHouse to buy SI and strip that rag down to a newsletter.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I really can't think of a magazine publisher that is a "fit" for either Time or SI. Most are very "niche" publishers.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Not being a weekly anymore is making for strange issues. They did their usual cover collage for March Madness, except the issue came out before Selection Sunday. There was still a foldout bracket, but it was blank.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I always thought their March Madness preview was pointless since most subscribers didn't get their issue until the games had already tipped. Loved the cover montages though.
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    1200 layoffs. Just heartbreaking.
  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I just signed up for a website call Texture. I get all Time/Life products, Business Week, the New Yorker and approximately 200 other magazines for $10 a month. How is any magazine going to make money if they are essentially giving the product away? This weekend I need to cancel five subscriptions that I now get as part of this bundle.

    My brother is a loyal print guy. He subscribes to the Denver Post for $17 a month and Time for whatever. I told him that he can pay $100 for a Kindle. Then he can subscribe to the Post on-line for seven dollars a month and Texture for $10. He gets a lot more material for slightly less money every month.
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