I think most of us who are subscribers to ski magazines would agree that some of our mags have definite distribution problems. I can forgive Freeskier because they're independent, and might not have access to the same resources as magazines owned by media conglomerates; but that said, Powder (Primedia) doesn't seem to have the best batting record, and even Freeze (Transworld) was inconsistent in its time.
So to anyone who knows- what's the deal? I'm asking because I'm doing a little test. I renewed or ordered subscriptions to Freeskier, Powder, SBC Skier and Transworld Snowboarding on the same day two weeks ago. TWS arrived today- let's see how long it takes the rest.
Magazines generally use third-pary distribution houses, and some are better than others. Powder and Freeze were both formerly handled by Neodata, and they were a nightmare, so bad that we canned them and hired a different company. It has gotten better, but certainly wasn't a seamless transition.
If you're a powder subscriber and aren't getting your issues, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with all your info and they should take care of the problem. There is probably a similar e-mail for Freeskier readers, which would most likely be found on their masthead (where the editors names, etc are listed).
Thanks Powder, Winter and Grant for replying. I thought I'd give you an update: Received my second TWS about a week ago, and bought a copy of the Snowboard Journal in a bookstore. Still no sign of any ski mags. If media were the reason I skied, I might be on a snowboard by now.
ive sent in a few of those free freeskier subscriptions and never had it work.
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well i dunno bout u guys but my situation seems pretty good. Free powder and freeskier magazines. I dunno how i got the free powder but they just started showing up one day but the free freeskier i just signed up for. Pretty sweet deal if u ask me.
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I've subscribed to Powder for a good 6 yrs and never missed an issue...you can't mark on a calander the exact day it'll come in, but its usually a week or 2 before the given issue's month. It's also such a sweet sweet treat when it comes in. Bring back the Captin Powder Comic!!!!
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i love freeskier with all my heart. but my subscription is so f'ed up. i subscribed durin the season with a vip thing. they give out free subscriptions to people who work at places that sell their mag. but i renewed and still have yet to recieve my last issue. i should have gotten it months ago