Just had a notification pop up on my iPad about the new 'Surfing' Magazine (I downloaded the App a while ago, but at $5.50 per digital edition I haven't actually downloaded any content yet).
Anyway, the notification said that the January edition had just been released.
On November 14th? In fact, in the USA (where Surfing Magazine is from) it's still November 13th.
What is it with magazines and their advanced labeling? In this case it's almost two months ahead of the actual publication date. I understand that they want to look 'fresh' on the newsstands but seven weeks in advance is ridiculous.
Dont know anything about this but it did make me wonder. when do print mags put there product to print? must be a few weeks before distro. you mob would know'
I wouldn't have a clue as to the production timeline for mags. Perhaps someone from magazine-land can fill everyone in on the logistics.
Blame daylight savings.
I haven't bought a surf mag in years
I'm putting up the Christmas tree this weekend.
You can buy a yearly digital subscription to ING Magazine for only $11.99 - bugger purchasing the App
Furthermore, you can also purchase a yearly subscription to both ING & ER for only $12 + $24 shipping for each title ($60 for 12 issues of each mag delivered to your door in Oz). (Yeah, the sums don't add up for me either)
Yeah, I assume they're doing that to bump up the circulation figures, which in turn sells advertising.
I thought I'd check out some other magazines to compare, and Wired Magazine are currently pushing their November issue (who woulda thunk it?), featuring Kim Dotcom on the cover.
Q Magazine are pushing their December issue with the Killers on the cover.
Id like to see a magazine in the future that tells you what Parko is wearing now, what young Jim Jim eats when he's hung over, pictures of Dane's mum, if Rye farted when he jumped off the boat, if Sunny's gonna beat up Scraggsy, Dumbo's got a tatt... all that sort of stuff. Sorry I just bought a mag, its already been done.
Just got another notification - UK mag Wavelength have just released their December edition.
Meanwhile, eight days ago Surfing mag released their January edition?
I'm with sandspit - haven't bought any mags in years, surfing or otherwise. I enjoy looking at swellnet galleries and the odd flick onto youtube if I have some spare gigabytes. Why would I pay for something that I'll read once then throw in the garbage? Actually that's a bit hypocritical of me as I have been known to buy the odd scratchie........
Got another notification from Surfing Magazine yesterday. Their February issue is now available.
i have a subscription to a mag' dig gettin it in the post once a month [ kinda lightens up the load of the usual bills, fines and parking tickets]. Its also nice to be able to chill out and flick through articles and images while campin or on the road.
As for the feb issue' they should start doing swell reports in the mag, so those of us stuck in 2012 know what to expect in the future.
I never rated those American mags like Surfer mag or Surfing magazine, they never seem to have much in them all adds
Aussie mags always seemed better to me, like Tracks and ASL during the 90,s, although Waves mag was always a bit throw away.
Some of those other mags from OS like Kiwi surf and Wavelength are okay when they have a good feature.
Heaps of those other crossover surf/fashion etc seem crap to me Stab etc, although i did like that one thats around no more underground surf.
My Favs were and are Surfing World and Surfers Journal.
Heaps of free okay ones online these days, but its not the same as holding a real mag.
Found this article on the demise of print media and the rise of online magazines such as Swellnet. http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/business/media-2/the-end-of-newspapers-and-the-rise-of-the-online-magazine/