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Article #323 (376 is last):
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
>Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: Atari Classics: On Time, On Schedule
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Date: Tue Oct 27 14:42:31 1992




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I was just thinking of the lines from a dumb train song:

     "Let me tell you the story of Old 49
      The fastest engine on the Santa Fe Line:
      In April of '44 she made her made her wild dash,
      She made it on time and she did not crash."

Well, not much drama there!

And I'm pleased to say, that's pretty much how it is with Atari Classics.
With absolutely invaluable assistance from Jeff McWilliams (he saved my butt, &
probably saved the magazine), I completed the print run of mailing labels for
the Premier Issue this past weekend.  They are now on their way to our Publisher
by 2nd Day Air, & distribution of the magazine will commence this week barring
unforseen catastrophes.

It looks like the mass mailing of our free Premier Issue will go out to just
under 800 people.

As result of our activities at the WAACE Fest, subscriptions are now trickling
in, about 25 I think.  I'm very encouraged that 75% of paid subscribers so far
are going for the disk as well.

Our Advertising Editor, Dr. Roland Herman, just informed me last week that the
ad blitz we are conducting to solicit commercial advertising is in full swing.
Approximately 70 letters were sent out to the vendor community to let them know
we exist & that our commercial ad rates are a bargain.

So, now that our mass mailing is in the works, does that mean you can't get your
free copy of our Premier Issue?  NOT AT ALL!  We still have several hundred
issues not spoken for.  Those are sitting in my living room, I'm dying to give
them away!  Send your postal mailing address to:

         ATARI CLASSICS
         179 Sproul Road/Rt. 352
         Frazer, PA  19355
    ATTN: B. Poehland, Mging. Ed.

We will continue to distribute free copies of the Premier Issue until the 
mailout of Issue #2 in January 1993 or until they run out, whichever happens
first.  Get 'em while they're hot!

And, for everyone who's been dying to press money into our hands in return for
a subscription, let me assure you we are AT LAST accepting money!

This thing is FOR REAL, people.  There's a subscription form on the last page
of the Premier Issue, we take credit cards & everything.

And all of you who were on the Internet a year ago when this AC movement began-
& who participated in the Mail Campaign- give yourselves a big pat on the back.
Without your support, & the 615 folks who responded to the Campaign, we would
be nowhere.  A year ago our community was in total disarray.  It is we ourselve
who have given our community something at last to look forward to.  We are our
own future, & Atari Classics is the expression of our collective desires.

This will probably be the last Update/Bulletin type thing I'll post.  From this
point forward the magazine will either be carried to ultimate success by the
user community that gave it birth, or it will fail if the user community turns
away.  You'll all get a chance to vote in November (pun intended!).

A few curious notes.  Rick Reaser, the 8-Bit Editor of Current Notes, was Paid
Subscriber #1.  Myself, I came in a tad slow at #24.  We both took the disk.

And, I'm hoping, the rest of you will follow our example.

     - BEN POEHLAND
       Managing Editor
       ATARI CLASSICS

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