regarding the new Aussie stamp magazine I launched on 1 June ...
... seeing it is now 6 weeks since the late May/June 1st, Edition #1 of "June" cover date, and seeing you have stated here and elsewhere that your magazine is monthly
, might I enquire what occurred to the magazine due out July 1 ... a fortnight back????
In a post elsewhere on this board you outlined on June 6 part of the specific content (re-hashed 70 year old 'news') for the "July" issue. That indicated to all here you were completing that issue - as any good Editor should have been on 6th of month. Where is it?
Whenever that appears will that be called "July"
(as you stated) or "August"? And if the latter, will that mean there be one issue already missed from 2 magazines issued?
Do you have a national on-sale date planned for the next magazine that you can share with us?
Even that edition #1 was coming "any day soon" (according to you) for several months
before it finally appeared.
Reprinting many years old archive material from public domain sources is hardly onerous or time consuming, and really should be a few hours a month task to toss together.
I ask so pointedly, as this board has freely allowed you to promote the magazine as you have wished, and not interfered. HOWEVER I would be rather miffed if by doing that, any member here lost subscriber money as a result of us allowing claims to be made by someone unable or unwilling to back them up. We have a clear "duty of care" to ask for proof that anyone (i.e. not limited to you)selling via this board will deliver as promised to members here, and not simply vanish with their subscription monies.
Are there any solid and meaningful financial guarantees you can give here, that all members here who HAVE subscribed or might subscribe will get a full refund if the publication folds before their pre-paid subscription period expires?
You have made great play (including on this board) about it being "distributed nationally" by Gordon and Gotch
. It even says so right on page 5 of your magazine. I am advised their Victorian Sales Manager claims he has NEVER
heard of you or your publication. Hearing that I was perplexed to note myself that you are not
listed anywhere on their website that I can see:
And a search of your actual title or variations upon it, turn up zero
http://www.gordongotch.com.au/PRODUCTS/ ... search.asp
it actually distributed by Gordon and Gotch .. and if not - by whom? Are you aware you have NO
name of the printer appearing anywhere on the first edition. You would doubtless be aware this is a breach of the FEDERAL law?
I pointed out elsewhere here that when you edited "Stamp News"
for a brief time less than 5 years ago, you were sacked as you missed deadlines and other issues. Indeed you caused them to miss publishing two entire issues in a very short period, as you simply could not adhere to deadlines. (Heck by your own admission, you can't work out how to load a Bulletin Board avatar!)
This lack of performance cost the new owners in excess of $50,000 in extending subscriptions, and via lost advertising.
In addition, all the main columnists for "Stamp News"
at that time quit writing in protest, as you completely messed up their copy and illustrations. And they only returned when a new Editor was appointed.
That is all history, albeit very recent history, but I really hope no members here will lose their money if this is history repeating itself.
I would appreciate if you could URGENTLY
update members here, and offer some assurance that you will in fact issue the magazine in timely manner each
And first things first, please advise what happened to "July" issue which was to be on sale nationally on July 1?