On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 13:33:41 -0400, Rich <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 08:42:48 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>Try out these great magazines for great Mustang info:
>>Mustang & Fords
>PLEASE buy our magazines!!!! First, when advertising dollars started
>to drop off, we thinned out the mags, but people noticed and we needed
>another tactic; Now, we reduce them by width and height but it's not
>enough! Magazine advertising is DYING!!!
So it was and is with newspapers; so it shall be with magazines. It's
dying and you can thank many factors, including the internet.
There must be enough people following to support the publication.
Look at the mags you listed. Each one fills a gap, and the latter two
are nearly identical. There's no point in my subscribing to 5.0
because it has little to do with my classic 65. I do subscribe to the
other two. (I also subscribe to one which has no advertising and is
devoted strictly to Mustangs. It's expensive.) Now, the two which are
nearly identical have fine articles and coverage. But how many
articles can be written about any car repair, maintenance, subsystem,
or new product? How long can they keep coming up with new articles?
Especially for cars whose numbers are dwindling? And when I can find
similar articles appearing in both of them, why should I subscribe to
both? My guess is that one of them is going to die. In time, like
newspapers, you'll find very few magazines survive. It's sad.
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.