Saturday, September 7, 2013

*Poof* ... and the Dream is Gone

Yesterday, Creating Keepsakes Magazine and Paper Crafts Magazine announced that they are ceasing production of their print magazines and will be going digital only.  Over the years, I've mourned the death many excellent scrapbooking magazines, including Memory Makers, Simple Scrapbooks, and Scrapbooks Etc.  In July, Northridge Media announced that all of their titles are going digital.  I am incredibly sad to see Creating Keepsakes and Paper Crafts end their print production.  It has long been a goal of mine to have a layout published in a print magazine... and now the dream is over.  It's disappointing.    

Digital magazines just aren't the same as the paper version.  Between three jobs and blogging, I spend plenty of time on the computer already.  I have no interest in digital magazines.  I emailed both magazines to ask for a refund; we'll see what comes of that.

Anyone else really disappointed about this?

9 comments:

  1. I can't tell you how sad this news made me. It wasn't exactly unexpected but I was hoping the print magazine industry would rally. I have a layout in the current print edition of CK, the Sept/Oct issue. Didn't want it to be my last...

    I am afraid the compensation will change too and that there won't be much incentive to submit other than a wee bit of glory. Now we won't even have a tear sheet to prove it. :(

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  2. I am sooooo disappointed! I had the same goal as you ... as close as I ever got was a lo I made for Nikki Sivils was in an ad in their mag ... lol ... my name wasn't listed ... but hey, I know it's mine! LOL!! :)

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  3. It is sad but definitely not unexpected! Everything is going digital these days! Sad but definitely a sign of the times! SOrry you didn't get to realize that particular dream. :0(

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  4. I so totally agree with you, Cindy. I have no time or inclination to go to a website to read a digital magazine. Reading something in print just makes is better for me. So sad. (and I never tried to get published, but I always had that wish, too.)

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  5. I'm right there with you Cindy. I got published in the last paper issue of SB Trends and there was something SO special about holding it in my hands. My two pubs since they've gone digital haven't felt nearly as important. Sigh. I was hoping to break into CK one day, but now...

    I don't like digital issues!!!

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  6. I don't really enjoy digital magazines...I tend to just skim through the photos and don't really read the details.

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  7. Agree with everyone ... seems like everyone hates that this is happening, but I guess subscriptions weren't covering their costs?!? I can't imagine that ... when Scrapbooks Etc ended, the remainder of my nearly 2 year subscription was converted to Better Homes & Gardens. I barely thumb through it and it goes in the pile. I remember taking DAYS and WEEKS sometimes going through scrapbook magazines back in the day, page by page. I have several "special issue" and books that I got at my LSS in the first few years I got serious into the hobby. They are still inspiring, even though some of the pages are a little outdated. I have 2 bookmarks of online magazines that I will occasionally look at, but it's just not the same. :(

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  8. I too dislike digital magazines and don't read them. I miss the tactile of paper magazines....sigh; I'm sad over this. I was going to throw out a pile of scrap magazines... but have decided to keep them to look thru/feel them. Am I sick?

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  9. I hate that they are all disappearing :( It's just not the same in digital...

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