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Publication dates

Discussion in 'Heritage Railway' started by Steve, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Steve

    Steve Part of the furniture Friend

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    Once upon a time Heritage Railway (and Steam Railway for that matter) came out every month, essentially on the last Thursday. It was fairly easy for a simple lad like me to remember this and go into a newsagents and pick up a copy to get the latest news as early as possible. Now it's gone 4 weekly I keep missing the publication dates and once it's a week old I look upon it as 'old' and don't bother with it. Rather than gaining a readers money, in my case they are losing it. Am I unique or do others think and do the same?
     
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    You could always pay the subscription for a year - and not miss a copy....
     
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    With the many different periods, I agree it would be very useful to have a calendar of significant dates.

    Having been involved with submitting the ads for SSS, it would have been very useful to have had information like this:

    Steam Railway
    4 weekly
    Publication Date (on sale), Issue No. xxx = xx/xx/xxxx
    Deadline for adverts for issue xxx = xx/xx/xxxx
    Deadline for news submission for issue xxx = xx/xx/xxxx

    Ditto for
    Heritage Railway
    Railway Magazine
    Back Track
    Steam Days
    British Railway Illustrated
    etc. etc.
     
  4. admin

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    Maybe have something on this forum,

    like on the main index page.

    Next Steam Railway in 12 Days
    Next Heritage Railway in 13 Days

    ect
     
  5. green five

    green five Well-Known Member

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    That's a good idea.
     

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