Check Your E-mail for the October 2012 Digital Issue

If you’re a digital subscriber to Popular Woodworking Magazine, be sure to check your inbox today and tomorrow, as you should be getting the download link (I’ll write more about the issue when we get it the store for single-issue sales). And, the print issue starts early next week.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

p.s. Get a one-year (seven issues) digital subscription to Popular Woodworking Magazine for $18.97, or a print subscription to Popular Woodworking Magazine for $21.97. Subscribe now (to either) and you’ll also get a free copy of Workshop Storage Solutions – 16 projects to help you get your shop into shape.

17 thoughts on “Check Your E-mail for the October 2012 Digital Issue

  1. robert

    How about embargoing the electronic version until the print versions are mailed? Letting us (print subscribers) know that the electronic version is now available is just teasing.

    1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      You’ll be happy to know that the print issue starts mailing today. And I’ve been called worse.

  2. talldean

    So, I’m pretty sure I renewed my digital subscription, but don’t see any issue in my inbox.

    Is there any way to check, online, when my subscription expires, and if my renewal check actually made it?


    1. ArtHarg

      I haven’t seen the link either. Can’t remember getting a renewal notice either. Maybe there are some issues as this is the first time the digital subscriptions must be renewed?

      1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

        Hmmm…I will look into that post haste. And I’ll send you the link via e-mail to the address in your profile.

    2. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      I’m sending a note to the folks in circ to find out. But I’ll send you the link via e-mail.

    3. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      Here’s the answer I received from customer service:

      “We have the digital subscription FAQ page now.

      If they click on ‘When does my subscription Expire?” it will take them to this page:
      From there they should pick the option “View your subscription information.” They probably won’t know their account number but if them click on the ENTER SUBSCRIBER SERVICES button it will step them through so they can access their subscription details.”

  3. Johnathon

    Megan, has PopWood considered providing digital copies for people who subscribe to the printed addition? Or a bundled deal?

    1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      We’re looking into it. I keep pushing; I hope we’re able to do that soon!

      1. bdjohns1

        I’m late to the party on this one, but a swift kick to the behind of the “powers that be” might be in order. Your pricing model is a bit…well…lacking. Right now, I have dead-tree subscriptions to PWW, FW, and Sports Illustrated. Of those three, PWW is the only one that doesn’t offer their digital version included with a print subscription. I just checked, and American Woodworker offers digital with their print subscription, with a discount for digital only.

        Last time I looked, you guys were asking for a ~40-50% premium above the print subscription cost to add digital on. Not a good value for shuffling some data through the tubes. I’d just find the PDF on a “site of ill repute” instead, or abuse the scanner/copier at work that will deliver a PDF into my email.

        1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

          I hear you, and so do the higher ups who can do something about it. Stay tuned, please!

          1. bdjohns1

            I took a slightly different tack after my minor vent – I used one of the Customer Service links on the site and vented to them as well (them being the subscriber service folks). After a couple of rounds of e-mail, I apparently now have the digital edition added to my account for free, at least until my current subscription term runs out sometime in 2014. Coincidentally, I got the link to the PDF of the 200th issue the same day my mail copy arrived.

            Once again a happy camper!

  4. Mark Hochstein

    I’ve been a print subscriber for many years and I have no intention of giving up my print issues any time soon, but since I travel for a living I would love to be able to add the electronic version to my subscription (for a nominal fee). Any progress on making this available? I know I’m not the only one interested in this.

    1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      I was just asking about it (again) yesterday. No answer yet, but I’ll stay on top of it.

  5. jimballew

    I have always tried to figure out why? When I was a child and you would ge a magazine issue in July it would be August, now it is two months in advance. WHY? Why can’t August issue be issued at the begining of August? I guess it does not matter as long as you get the correct amount of magazines each year, but really do you have to be two months in advance?

    1. Megan Fitzpatrick Post author

      Well, I can’t delve into your childhood experience, but because we publish seven times a year, the new issue is technically the Sept/Oct issue. So it’s still early per the calendar, but by not quite so much.

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