A while back, I sent an email promotion asking bb members if they would support the forums by subscribing to The Chronicle. I got back a ton of replies from folks that wanted the digital version (online only.) The printed version was nice, but it was just too expensive for them. I totally understood, but I couldn't do it just then. At the time, Audit Bureau of Circulations (that certifies our paid circulation to advertisers) did not count online only subscriptions. Now they do! I couldn't be happier!
Each current digital version is available on the left nav tabs of the main site at present. I plan to move to a more conspicuous place, even notify you each week when the new one is posted. I am also talking to some vendors about putting the digital version in a slicker form that offers page turning devices that even replicate the sound of the page turning! It's a new day dawning bringing you a kool magazine in the form you like, at a price you can afford, delivered instantly anywhere in the world. As well, the subscription affords you all access to the entire site. I hope you all will support the offer. Right now, the offer will expire September 30th. Check out the downloadable Olympic Preview Issue on each page of our free Olympic coverage! Enjoy!
i'm also glad to see this option available. i let my print subscription go because i don't have time to read it all, and they start to stack up after a while. i'll be renewing my subscription (for the online version!) soon; thanks for the headsup, mr. banner, that the price is for a limited time only, that will light a fire under my behind!
What stopped me from subscribing the to hard copy before, was the delay in delivery- as I"m wayyyyy out in Western Canada. The cost was slightly prohibitive, but it was mostly the delay. So- great news for all the International would-be subscribers!!
Edit- I see the price for hard copy has come down significantly (over half?!). Since time is no longer much of a concern, I think I'll go hard copy.
Last edited by OnyxThePony; Aug. 19, 2008 at 10:17 PM.
We have too much clutter in our house to subscribe to a weekly magazine. I think I would drown in paper. I just signed up for the on-line version, I am so happy to see this available! FWIW, I don't care for the on-line "page-turning" action, it is often clumsy and hard to navigate. Either way, I'm a happy camper, or rather, COTHer!
Thanks to you all for the support! Let me ask, is everyone happy with the navigation on the present PDF digital edition? There are numerous companies (bluetoad.com, travidia.com, zinnio.com) selling software that replicates the magazine experience with "page flipping" devices. You may have seen them in use with certain online catalogs. It is an added expense, but if it is helpful, I wouldn't mind paying for it. Is it a gimmick? Or is the present navigation satisfactory?
I called COTH about the online only subscription and they said it was suspended. Will it be reinstated? I was looking forward to transitioning to online only -- so much paper and while I love the magazine, I don't keep them and our barn already gets a donated subscription...