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phil_parker

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Re: Model Boats Magazine
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2018, 08:36:55 PM »

"If the retailer takes so much of the money, why doesn't the publisher offer a direct online sales channel, where buyers can purchase the magazine? That way they cut out the middle man, and keep more of the cover price. Magazines seem to be one of the few things that you can't buy online - i wonder why that is?" - as Colin says, for specialist paper magazines, the overheads would be higher then the income. Digital is different as the process can be automated, but this requires an investment in IT infrastructure that might be beyond the smaller publishers. The model railway mags I work for do offer this service, but only for digital.

"Traplet had an online shop where you could buy individual copies of their magazines, both back copies and the latest issue. The main drawback was that it took around two to three weeks for them to arrive after ordering." - The important word is "had". If it was a route to riches, then they still would have one...
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Re: Model Boats Magazine
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2018, 09:16:49 PM »

just received the September issue lots of good articles and a free plan ideal for beginners well done the new editor.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Model Boats Magazine
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2018, 05:10:24 PM »


After doing a bit of Googling, I have actually found an online newsagent where you can purchase single issues of Model Boats!


https://www.newsstand.co.uk/158-Modelling-Magazines/1241-Subscribe-to-MODEL-BOATS-Magazine-Subscription.aspx

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Re: Model Boats Magazine
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2018, 05:58:45 PM »

Well done Charlie it certainly has improved.


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Re: Model Boats Magazine
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2018, 07:00:12 PM »

Hi all, I see there is a feature plan of Talisman, a little fishing boat.  I made this at the time mainly as a foray into plastic.  I put in 4 channel radio usual plus lights and sound.  I put my daughter's name on the side, she was about 12 at the time.  She was totally discusted and refused to have anything to do with it!  I think I trod on her street cred.
It survived for some years until the plastics (ex-music store dividers) started to fight the glue until things finally came apart.
regards Roy
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Re: Model Boats Magazine
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2018, 07:43:31 PM »


Out of interest, (I'm certainly not griping ) what has encouraged Model Boats to include a free plan in most of the last six or seven issues? It is very generous and wonder if it is because Sarik now sell them and the marketing model is different?


Regards a comment above, I have a running subscription to Commercial Vehicles and Classics for my Dad who (naturally) loves lorries.
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Re: Model Boats Magazine
« Reply #56 on: September 24, 2018, 12:57:07 PM »

Very forward thinking lot I just got my renewal offer no mention of my actual date   but I have 3 issues to come yet
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