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Old 03-18-2009, 11:30 PM   #1
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Analog Science Fiction

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I was considering subscribing to Analog Science Fiction magazine, but was startled to discover that the Kindle subscription is higher than getting the magazine mailed to my house. Kindle subscription is $35.88 per year vs. mailed subscription $32.97.

I bought the Kindle 2 to save money and not have books stacked to the ceiling.

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Old 03-18-2009, 11:35 PM   #2
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I'm not laughing at you, but I find it very funny that a subscription a Fictionwise costs only $23.08. If you have a club membership, the price drops below $20.

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Old 03-18-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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Y'all:

I was considering subscribing to Analog Science Fiction magazine, but was startled to discover that the Kindle subscription is higher than getting the magazine mailed to my house. Kindle subscription is $35.88 per year vs. mailed subscription $32.97.

I bought the Kindle 2 to save money and not have books stacked to the ceiling.

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Old 03-18-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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a subscription a Fictionwise costs only $23.08.
This is also "multi-format", which means that it is DRM-free and includes a Kindle version. Seems that Amazon wants $10+ more for DRM (probably) and the convenience of Whispernet delivery.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:54 PM   #5
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This is also "multi-format", which means that it is DRM-free and includes a Kindle version. Seems that Amazon wants $10+ more for DRM (probably) and the convenience of Whispernet delivery.
Actually, Fictionwise will email it to your Kindle.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:57 AM   #6
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I've been subscribed at Fictionwise since 2003. Fictionwise have 30% off SF in March, so the normal Fictionwise sub price of $32.97 is now down to $23.08. If you're a club member, it's only $19.62. Two year subs are also available.

The Fictionwise Multiformat Mobipocket version will work on your Kindle.

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #7
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This is certainly news I can use. I like Asimov's best, but also enjoy Analog. I've never subscribed online, because it is too much pressure. I'm a slow reader and it takes me a couple of weeks to read the big double issues. Usually toward the end of the year when there are lots of holidays from work, I'll buy a batch and catch up on them.

Bit I digress, as usual. My Point: Did anyone else get an email yesterday from FW? It went something along the lines of: Join now for $10 and get $15 micropay, yada yada yada. I didn't pay too much attention to it.

I think I'll go subscribe, and then just leave the Asimov's alone until next Fall, when I have more reading and indoor time.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:36 PM   #8
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I'm not laughing at you, but I find it very funny that a subscription a Fictionwise costs only $23.08. If you have a club membership, the price drops below $20.

http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/eBook1108.htm?cache
Thanks very much. I haven't subscribed to ASF on Amazon, and this will save me a bunch of money!

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Old 03-19-2009, 12:38 PM   #9
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:55 PM   #10
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Sorry to side track just a little, but could someone give me a basic difference between Asimov's and Analog? I've never really been much for magazines like this, but I'm thinking of giving them another try since I can get them electronically. If you were picking one, which would it be and why?
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #11
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They're both good. If I had to pick one it'd be Analog, if only because they have less blurb between title and the start of the story – usually only a sentence.

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Asimov's is harder "hard" scifi.
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Boy--one of my issues with the new Kindle 2 is that I can only transfer over the last 3 issues of Analog I bought at Amazon (leaving 7 issues stranded on the old Kindle). If I'd subscribed at Fictionwise I wouldn't have this problem. Now I'm kicking myself...
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Boy--one of my issues with the new Kindle 2 is that I can only transfer over the last 3 issues of Analog I bought at Amazon (leaving 7 issues stranded on the old Kindle). If I'd subscribed at Fictionwise I wouldn't have this problem. Now I'm kicking myself...
Ouch! That's very nasty.

Past issues aren't available for new purchase, but I can still download all my issues of Analog from Jan 2003 at my Fictionwise bookshelf.

Not that I have any need to do so - as they're all DRM-free multiformat ebooks. Well, unless I get a device that can't read the mobipocket ones I have downloaded.
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I've never heard of this magazine before. I'm going check it out.
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