There must be a few disappointed readers like me, who downloaded the magazine from the email link, but were not aware that the issue had to be saved, since this link has now expired and I cannot read the issue. Maybe a warning to this effect might avoid future disappointment.
Just like to add my thanks to everyone that's bought a copy and given us feedback.
Also - If you do decide to buy a hard copy, keep an eye on Lulu for promotions. These occasionally flash up on the Lulu site and can give you deals such as 20 per cent off. Note: They don't appear all the time though, and the deals change from one month to the next.
Well, my hard copy of the first issue has just arrived. I may be old fashioned in this respect, but there is nothing quite like holding a magazine or book in your hand and the excitement as you turn the page to reveal the visual feast of the next page. Electronic copies just don't offer the same feeling.
Boys, once again I must say congratulations. It looks fantastic!! Much better than I expected. Well done. Abbo they layout is top notch.
At USD 6.99 it is certainly cheaper than buying an imported mag off the shelf. Not that I can buy slotty mags off the shelf. I have, on occasion, bought model rail mags to absorb some of the scenic reviews and how to articles. But the cheapest of these is AUD 9.95 for a domestic offering or AUD 12.95 for an import.
My only quibble is probably more greed than anything. I want more! I know more content means more work, more pages, and more expense to buy. But I wouldn't be adverse to paying more to get more.
Another consideration, perhaps a suggestion, though it is probably more LuLu related. Is it possible for you to use the inside of the covers? Maybe for some 'wow' photos? Or even consider dropping the weight of the cover stock down a notch or two from the card stock that it is currently? I don't know how much control you have over what LuLu produces on your behalf.
Coo gosh thanks, Embs, for your very kind words. From what I gather, if we added more pages the price would suddenly take a giant leap - Abbo will clarify this, I'm sure - but those Australian prices are certainly food for thought! You've got me wondering whether we could do a souped-up 'Australia-only' version...
I opted for the PDF version; my wife recently insisted that we add another bookcase in the den "just for your car books". I figured this would be a good way not to add to the clutter, much as I enjoy reading and rereading my favorite books and magazines the old fashioned way. (I've refused to buy a Kindle and I consider it sinful to sell or give away any of my car books or magazines).
I really enjoyed issue one. I'd prefer an annual subscription if for no other reason than I wouldn't have to remind myself to check in and find out when the next issue will be available.
I wish you much success in your venture.. so much success that you convert to a monthly magazine before the end of 2011!
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