Digital Subscription Now Available! - Popular Woodworking Magazine

Digital Subscription Now Available!

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A lot of you asked for it – and here it is – a digital subscription is now available to Popular Woodworking Magazine!

Each issue will be in PDF format, with bookmarks for easy navigation, and will work on any computer or e-reader that supports the pdf format (a perfect excuse to buy an iPad or other tablet!). For more information, visit the digital subscription page at

– Megan Fitzpatrick

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  • franky5

    My main concern about electronic subscriptions is, will it require that my credit card information be held in a server. I have recently canceled an on line subscription because of this fact. If you have ever been a victim when a so-called secure server has been compromised then you will never allow it to happen again.

    There is no such thing as a secure server. The ‘Hackers’ conference has revealed shocking information on how insecure things are. We are at war in a new and different way. There are those in this world that want your money and they will get it if you dangle the carrot in front of them.

    I would prefer a system that notify’s you when it is time to pay and not hold your credit card number.

  • LanceG

    I love the digital subscription option, nad would love the dual subscription option at a reasonable premium. (I wouldn’t balk at $10)

    Regardless of how this develops in the future, I wan to say thank you for doing a great job of listening to you readers.

    Also, you all get a HUGE thank you for all of the free content that PW shares on the blogs, videos, etc!! It is the major reason that I became a subscriber: both to support that ethic and because of the consistent quality of the content. Keep up the great work!! (Pass that along too, please!)


    • LanceG

      Ugh! Forgot to spell check! 😛

  • salkield

    I applaud your magazines decision to go digital. It probably is the wave of the future. Especially when your local post office is staffed by morons that continually damage magazines. However, I don’t see a way to renew my subscription for the lower renewal price.Mother Earth News gives a free digital version if you have a paper subscription. Also,I don’t mean to offend, but the person fielding questions about this should actually be able to answer the questions.

  • Superhero

    Me too
    I’d like to convert my paper subscription to a digital subscription…
    I live outside US, delivering time it’s killing me.

  • jrobertkirby

    Fantastic! I’m thrilled to be able to carry my subscription with me and not devote any more shelf space to heavy dust magnets. Thanks for leading the way in the digital subscription world. Signed up yesterday. My cats thank you guys for their future free shelf space. Hmmm. I guess those are also heavy dust magnets…

  • MichaelP

    Wow that’s great news! Would it be possible to add other payment options for the shop, like Paypal (for example), for us foreigners without a credit card?

    • Megan Fitzpatrick
      Megan Fitzpatrick

      Michael, I think the fellow in charge of digital subscription is reading these comments, but I’ll be sure to pass your note along via e-mail, just in case.

  • Densull

    Looks like everyone showed their face except the Editor. Since I have a paper subscription through 2017, I think I will pass. densull

  • Nemot00ls

    Thanks Megan. Good first step. I’m one of the ones that has wanted the digital edition. Now if I could only get it through Barnes and Noble I could downloaded it directly to my Nook. Now, I will have to download it to my PC and then port it over to my Nook.

    Looking forward to the next step.

  • tsstahl

    Paying for the same thing twice sticks in my craw.

    When the second instance is priced the same, but costs far less to manufacture and deliver, it really sticks in my craw.

    Please pass this sentiment along, too.

    • Megan Fitzpatrick
      Megan Fitzpatrick

      I will, of course. But it does cost less than a print sub, by a couple dollars. And at the risk of sounding bellicose, the majority of a magazine’s cost of production is in the content development rather than in the printing and mailing. (I’m now ducking and covering.)

  • PeteJacobsen

    I’d like to know if I can convert my paper subscription to a digital subscription.

    • Megan Fitzpatrick
      Megan Fitzpatrick

      I’ll pass this one along, too.

  • marsbar

    I am a current subscriber of the magazine. In addition to the paper copy, I would sure like a digital copy. Are you considering a reduced price digital subscription for those of us that still want the paper too?

    • Megan Fitzpatrick
      Megan Fitzpatrick

      I’m afraid that’s out of my bailiwick, but I’ll certainly pass your question on to the subscription team.

    • flamma

      I would like to second that. If it were offered in the future I would be interested.

    • MarkHochstein

      I’ll third that request. I was also one who requested a digital copy, but with the stipulation that I would not give up my paper copies. I would like to see you throw a bone to your loyal subscribers by giving us the option to subscribe to both for a small increase in my subscription rate ($5). Like tsstahl says above, I don’t really like having to pay for the same information twice, but I will if the increase is small.

    • miathet

      I have asked for this too except as the annual CD included with the subscription with come discount where a year later the price wouldn’t be significantly better. The electronic one is even better.

      On question about the PDF version, does it use Adobe bookmarks so multiple PDFs can be searched at once for the article you want?

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