Writer's Digest changes to bimonthly format

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Writer's Digest changes to bimonthly format

Postby pengwenn » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:59 pm

Did anyone else read and notice the editor's letter in the latest copy (August '06) where they said Writer's Digest is changing to a bimontly format instead of monthly? Is this a good thing?

I noticed my copy is a lot thicker and hopefully that is a good thing. But I remember an article in a past issue that said to be warry of magazines that all of a sudden start to print fewer issues per year....monthly to bimonthly to quarterly, etc. They said it's usually 'cause they're running out of money to publish that many in a year.

I don't think Writer's Digest would need to worry about money as it's the industry's leader and favorite but I have noticed that the content has been repeating itself of late. I guess there is only so many times to extol the virtues of colorful dialogue, or descriptive prose. It will be interesting to see how this all turns out.
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Postby charlesp » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:54 pm

hmmmm very interesting indeed.

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Postby LilacWine » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:10 pm

Figures, after years of buying WD off the newstand, I finally broke down and bought a subscription.
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Postby LostCoastArtist » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:31 pm

Heh. I'm about 5 months behind on reading my subscriptions, so no, I hadn't noticed. :lol:
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Postby Anblick » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:00 am

They never sent me a renewal notice :shock:, and I never got around to renewing manually...
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Postby cherbo86 » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:41 pm

I wondered about that. Lately I have found The Writer to be more on top of things than Writers Digest. I had always preferred the Digest but I think like was mentioned- the articles are a bit repititious. Does anyone else notice the writer as being a little better than it was previously ot is it just me since I hadnt had a subscription there for as long as with the digest.
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Postby novelwriter » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:41 pm

Thanks for the heads up! I wonder how this will affect my subscription to the magazine? I may have to e-mail them.


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