Thursday, 21 February 2013

Issue 5 to 8 - subscriptions now open!




Well, we've been working our thermal little socks off the last few weeks to get everything put in place, but we're now pleased to say that we are now offering subscriptions for issue 5 to 8 of ITALIAN MOTOR.


It might seem that it had gone all quiet at ITALIAN MOTOR H.Q., but if you regularly check this blog or Facebook page, you'll know that we've never been away - but negotiating the choppy waters of global recession to pick a good time to offer subscriptions for the next four issues of ITALIAN MOTOR magazine, and that time is now. This is bare bones direct-to-reader publishing, and there is certainly no corporate cash cow to pay for the time and dedication that it takes to put an issue together.

Simply put, if each one of our readers that has bought and appreciated Issues 1 to 4 of the magazine also buys a subscription for Issues 5 to 8, ITALIAN MOTOR has a solid and exciting future on which we can build, develop and progress the magazine - and of course get new issues out to you quicker and more regularly. It's simple economics - the more people that subscribe, the more issues of ITALIAN MOTOR we can put together for your delectation and reading pleasure.

More concise words, professional journalism with insight, fantastic photography and clean original design. More hardcore Italian motorcycles from old (1912 Frera) and to the new (latest Guzzi California 1400), and of course, a hand-picked and handsome Italian four-wheeler every issue. More talented and like-minded people who build specials in their sheds and garages. More getting our hands dirty and making pitiful progress on our own Italian bikes and projects. Real stories from Italy from personal friends and hard-earned contacts, built up and nurtured whilst living there for many years - we have family there!

We speak, listen, learn and question in fluent Italian, so there' s nothing lost in translation. Articles and tests are written first-hand by the person you actually see photographed riding and experiencing the motorcycle. Just good, honest independent journalism and stripped-back publishing with passion - not rehashes of history from the well-thumbed reference books you've already got on your shelf, and you've already read 25 times.

ITALIAN MOTOR is authentic as it comes - but it is definitely a case of use it, or lose it.

ISSUE 5 is already printed up and waiting to be mailed out priority to subscribers. It's a one-off single payment for all four issues 5 to 8 which includes all mailing costs - simple - and no stupid and complicated recurring payment profiles (thanks for nothing PayPal..).

We've also upgraded our online store, so if you can't wait any longer, you can subscribe here: ITALIAN MOTOR store - and contact us for any reason here

That's it. Thanks for your support...


6 comments:

Kraut said...

Just wondering if you'd ever considered electronic copies of the mag. I don't know what steps it'd take to do or how cost intuitive it'd be but it'd be nice in the USA to get it immediately and less the postage. For a long time I was completely against electronic copies, but now I find it convenient, especially for overseas mags.

ITALIAN MOTOR magazine said...

To be honest, I always considered it against everything I liked about publishing, print and magazines - but now I'm starting to think it might be a good idea. Problem is cost - how much would it be to set up. Then, my other worry - what's stops people sending it on to other people? Open to suggestions. The cost of post over here is starting to kill small businesses like mine, without a doubt..

Kraut said...

Just subscribed to the hard copy today. If you do go electronic don't be like bmw motorcycle magazine and make me subscribe to both :-)

ITALIAN MOTOR magazine said...

But bey the're making a running profit!

Carl said...

Just got mine in California! On digital publishing... While I read all my books on my phone or tablet now, I much prefer magazines on paper. That said, I've found all sorts of great magazines European magazine, including Motociclismo d'Epoca and Auto d'Epoca use pocketmags for distribution. I've been using that to get those as they would otherwise be really hard / expensive to get in the use.

ITALIAN MOTOR magazine said...

Well - we need more people to buy the print version first, otherwise theere'll be no magazine, paper or digital...