Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quit buying this at the newsstand:


It's only $7 (there's a $5 discount when you go to checkout) at Amazon if you order before the end of the month.

15 comments:

coast said...

Thank you for the "heads up"!!! I just placed my order.

Ivy Lane said...

Thanks for the tip! This makes for a good stocking stuffer...or mailbox stuffer for that matter! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, love your taste and sense of humor. While times are tough economically for all of us, newsstand sales of your favorite magazines are what keeps them in business. High newsstand sales are what attracts advertisers and advertisers pay for the beautiful editorial we all love in magazines. It's stupid that it works this way but it does. It's also what matters internally at the company I work for. In addition to ad sales, it helps determine if our company wants to keep us, sell us or close us. I hate that this is the reality but it is what it is. I work for that company that is laying off 600 people as written about a couple of weeks ago in the NY Times, the same one that closed Cottage Living.

kym said...

its damn near the only one left!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Yipee! I adore a good bargain. Let us know anytime you come upon a great deal like that!

kym said...

and just look at that shade of green. it is what i have been loving for 4 years now. it was in my former home office and now accent in my living room. two kartell mademoiselle chairs. vintage american glass.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the magazine industry needs to figure that shit out. If customers don't even know how to play the game to be a good patron, the business model might be broken.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, I'm worried about this one.

Remember the too good to be true, great offer that _Cottage Living_ had just before it went belly-up? I'd love to order, but feel that I've already got burned in that game. I don't trust that I will really receive a year's subscription for $7.

Is this what they mean by "lack of consumer confidence?"

Melissa H said...

I know what you mean. Home magazine just ditched me with yet another year of "7000 sofa Elle Decor". Blech! I don't want to risk extending my Elle Decor subscription even more.

Holly @ Maison James said...

Stephen Drucker is the MAN.

Anonymous said...

"High newsstand sales are what attracts advertisers"

I'd like to see figures that support this.

Advertisers spend a LOT of money researching magazine subscribers. They want to know about subscribers' incomes, education levels, jobs, places of residence, buying patterns, etc. etc. It's subscriber info. like this that often determines whether an advertiser does or doesn't buy ad space in a magazine.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip. I just picked up my subscription!
I agree with Anonymous 10:49, when are newsstand sales better for the magazine than subscriptions? They are not selling subscriptions at a discounted price out of the goodness of their hearts. They do it because it is a guaranteed number of readers that they can use to sell advertising. When I was media planner at an ad agency, we put a much higher value on subscription rates.

Sherri said...

Thanks for the information! I just ordered House Beautiful and 4 others on sale!!!!

Anonymous said...

One caveat - if you subscribe to HB, your issue will arrive a good 5 days after the ones on the newsstand. Very annoying.

mrlfvl said...

In my sure to be controversial yet humble opinion, getting a good deal on a magazine subscription rate is fair compensation for the fact that publishers buy and sell subscription lists as another means of making money...Having worked for a non-profit organization as an event planner, I am quite familiar with the business of purchasing magazine subscription lists of names and addresses for fundraising purposes...and people might be surprised to find out just how easy it is to get this information...So, long story short, HELL yeah I think I deserve a good deal on a magazine that will sell my personal information to anyone, and will also deliver my magazine sometimes a week or more after it hits the stands...That is what pisses me off the most...