The following is a “Special Announcement for Readers of Internet Genealogy”
We have been confronted with a huge increase in our printing bill which has made it impossible for us to continue printing the magazine in the traditional way. We would have to increase our subscription price for the print version up over 40% which we know is not something our readers are prepared to pay. We have very little outside advertising, so we do not have a way to help offset the additional cost for this increase.
Going forward, we are going to focus on producing the magazine in an electronic PDF format and will be using a new platform that allows you to view the magazine through your computer, iPad or e-reader just like a regular magazine. You will also have the option to download the PDF version of the magazine to your computer for safe keeping (you select “Download Complete Flipbook” to download the complete issue in PDF Format). We plan to reduce our in-house ad’s and increase the editorial to provide more information for our readers starting with the June/July 2023 issue.
Please copy and paste the following link into a new browser window for a preview of the online edition of Internet Genealogy:
Yet another sign of the changing times. The global magazine publishing market is in decline and shifting to online, even though that means losing some traditional customers, including public libraries unless made available through their online subscriptions.
Digital magazines have lower cost of production and distribution. The time required for production is reduced and distribution is instantanious. That means the possibility of being more timely. There are additional possibilities for enhanced content, such as audio, video and personalization, beyond simple clickable links to external resources depending on the online format.