As I posted late last week, we now offer a digital subscription to Popular Woodworking Magazine. Sales are already brisk (thank you!), and we’ve received a number of questions, too. So, I’ve talked with the people involved in setting this up, and here are the answers:
How does the Digital Subscription work? Sign up for a digital subscription, and the week each print issue starts to mail, you’ll get an e-mail with a link. Go to that link, download your PDF copy of the magazine, and start reading.
What eReaders can I use? Any eReader that supports PDFs. (Depending on your device, you may have to first download issues to your computer, then transfer it to your reader.)
A question about the PDF version – does it use Adobe bookmarks so multiple PDFs can be searched at once for the article you want? Well, sort of. Yes, each issue is bookmarked for you. But, if you want to search multiple issues (as one can do on our compilation CDs), you’ll need to create a “directory” in Acrobat Pro (it’s easy to do – and if you want help, just ask me!)
Would a subscriber be able to print articles (for their own use, of course)? Yes.
Will you offer a dual subscription option for those who want both the paper and digital issue. If you are a current subscriber, you can add a digital subscription for $10 by calling Customer Service at 877-860-9140. Offer Code: U2DADD
Can I convert my current print subscription to a digital subscription? Yes you can. Go to the customer service page to send an e-mail to Subscription Customer Service with your request (you’ll have to enter your subscriber info to do so) — or you can call them at 386-246-3369
When I renew my current print issue subscription, will I be able to change to a digital subscription? Yes – as long as you’re not renewing in the next couple weeks – we’re in the midst of getting that option set up with our subscription fulfillment house.
Would it be possible to add other payment options for the shop, such as Paypal (for example), for us foreigners without a credit card? We don’t offer PayPal at the moment, but please check back in two months (we’re working on making PayPal play nice with our accounting system).
And if you have any other questions, let me know. If I don’t have the answer, I’ll get it for you.