Buff Books Going Cheap(er)!
This email just came across the TTAC transom.
Truth About Cars, The arrival of Spring means three things: Cars come out of the garages they’ve been hibernating in all winter, new cruising music arrives and women can finally start to show off a little skin again! To celebrate, Zinio has put together a sale that every man should take advantage of: For a limited time, during their ‘Motors, Music and Models’ sale, anyone who picks up a subscription to Maxim or Blender will also receive a free subscription to one of sixteen different automotive magazines, including Car and Driver, Hot Rod, Import Tuner and Lowrider. In addition, subscriptions to Maxim and Blender are lower than they’ve ever been before, so it’s a great time to pick up two magazines for less than the price of one. We’re only publicizing this offer through blogs and other social sites, and if you’d like to let your readers know about this special offer, I’d be happy to set you up with a few subscriptions of your own. Just point your readers to http://maxim.ziniooffers.com/special/ and send over a list of the magazines you’d like to receive and I’ll take care of the rest. I look forward to hearing from you, so please don’t hesitate to send over any questions that you might have. Thanks! – XXXXX
I just renewed my C&D subscription last week. 3 years for $19. I can maybe buy 2 issues of Evo for that. I will stick to perusing that mag on the news stands, unless they have some exceptional comparison or article.
I can't find anything out about the "free" subscriptions, but the Maxim and Blender subscriptions aren't for the actual magazine. They are only for an online content version. It may be an online version of the actual magazine (I have a hard time believing this "Zinio" nonsense is legit), but why would I pay someone $10 to read information on the internet? You can access 90% of the information on the actual website of any of the magazines if you'd like, and if you pay for a print version, at least it's portable. I don't think it's worth it.
For the last couple of years I've been getting free subscriptions to Automobile, Autoweek, Car and Driver, Motor Trend, and Road & Track. The solicitations just show up in my email. The mailings start a month or two later. I just looked at the mailing labels, and now some of the subscriptions are for three years.