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With Scale Auto gone, why not go 12 issues a year?

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  • Member since
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  • From: Cincinnati, OH
With Scale Auto gone, why not go 12 issues a year?
Posted by DanR1967 on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:57 PM

You can fill the gap with auto-heavy issues that make up for the loss of SA. It's something to consider and I don't think any of us would mind seeing FSM arrive on a monthly basis!

Dan

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:44 PM

    Not being in the know of print costs, I think it sounds like a good idea. Kinda get the best of both major genre without really upsetting to many people. I for one would like my subscription to cover 12 issues for the 12mo. I also fully understand that my subscription clearly states 10 issues for said price so please don't pound me moderators.

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:58 PM

That would be great!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:32 AM

Even if they did,they wouldn't give anything away for free,you would probably see the cost of your subscription go up.But if they have the articles it would make sense to try to recoup the lost auto subscribers.

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:06 AM

Would be nice to see, even if the price went up a little.

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, June 4, 2021 6:41 AM

At $40 bucks a month, and each issue seemingly thinner than the last, I ould like to see my dollar stretched a little further...

I dont really stick with any one genre, so I really wouldnt mind learning more about automotive modeling!  It would ass to the mystique that is 'Ryans' Random Modelwerks' on facebook!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 4, 2021 11:06 AM

Just a thought, but 2 more issues is 20% more than the current amount of issues printed annually, 12 as opposed to 10. Now it goes to reason that a subscription cost would go up 20% as well to offset the costs of those extra issues. Would the majority of subscribers be willing to pay 20% more for those two extra issues? If not, and FSM loses subscribers, that would not be a good thing for the future of the magazine.

 

 

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, June 4, 2021 11:45 AM

stikpusher

Just a thought, but 2 more issues is 20% more than the current amount of issues printed annually, 12 as opposed to 10. Now it goes to reason that a subscription cost would go up 20% as well to offset the costs of those extra issues. Would the majority of subscribers be willing to pay 20% more for those two extra issues? If not, and FSM loses subscribers, that would not be a good thing for the future of the magazine.

 

 

I agree with the math behind it, BUT, that calculation doesnt take into accout the feel that the current issue is substantially thinner than months past, with no reduction in costs.  I have not done any checks to confirm the new issues are getting lighter as of yet, but I want to take a look when I get home from work, comparing the current issue to a few months, a few years, and a few decades ago....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 4, 2021 7:45 PM

Justinryan215
I agree with the math behind it, BUT, that calculation doesnt take into accout the feel that the current issue is substantially thinner than months past, with no reduction in costs.  I have not done any checks to confirm the new issues are getting lighter as of yet, but I want to take a look when I get home from work, comparing the current issue to a few months, a few years, and a few decades ago....

Well I can't say one way or another comparing current issues page numbers or weights, etc. to past ones, as it's been awhile since I bought one. But... even if the publishers spread out the same amount of pages & articles over 12 issues instead of 10, so that no extra materials were involved in that manner, there still would be extra costs of postage to subscribers and shipping to retail outlets for those two extra editions annually to be covered... usually by the consumer. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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