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Article #327 (376 is last):
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
>Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: AC FREE ISSUE ENDS DECEMBER 15
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Date: Tue Dec  8 11:01:39 1992




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LETIN  BULLETIN  BULLETIN  BULLETIN  BULLETIN  BULLETIN  BULLETIN  BULLETIN  BU

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[Jeff, please forward to the Digest, all my posts to CSA8 for the past 4 weeks
have bounced, the sysadmins here say the problem is at Berkeley & the  
Postmaster
there has not replied to my request for assistance.]

     The mass mailout of AC's Premier Issue during the last week of October/
first week of November has moved somewhat slower than anticipated.  Here we are
one month after the mass mailing, & I'm still getting reports from people who
JUST NOW received the magazine.  That's rather sobering.

     It's also creating a huge logistical problem.  Apparently a lot of folks
received AC just before Thanksgiving, which was real convenient.  Now the
paid subscriptions are flooding in here like 50-60/week.  In the meantime,
new requests for the Premier Issue are still coming in at a fair pace, plus we
are also receiving a lot of postal & email (total 120/week).  Add to that,
production on Issue #2 began this past weekend (December 5 was our copy dead-
line for the February 1993 issue).  And production of our first disk is
scheduled to commence later this month.  I'm a resourceful fellow, but I'm not
superman.  Something has to go.

     Therefore, free distribution of the Premier Issue will cease after:

                       D E C E M B E R   1 5,  1 9 9 2

which is a week or two earlier than I had planned on.  All distributions (free
or otherwise) will cease between December 15, 1992 and January 30, 1993 while
the Staff is occupied with issue #2 & the first AC Disk.

     Inquiries received during that period will be delayed until February.
At that time delayed inquiries will be sent only a subscription form as a
response.

     Remaining copies of the Premier Issue (if any) will be listed in issue #2
as Back Order Sales (price to be announced).

     A few statistics:

          Total copies of AC distributed to date: ca. 1500
          Copies distributed at the WAACE Fest  : ca.  280
          Copies distributed in the mass mailing: ca.  770
          Copies I've mailed out myself         : ca.  450

          Copies returned for bad addresses     : ca.   15  (1% of total)

          Total paid subscriptions so far       : ca.  200
          % of paid subscribers taking the disk : ca.   70%

     - BEN POEHLAND
       Managing Editor
       Circulation Editor
       ATARI CLASSICS Magazine

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