October 1, 2013

Exciting News from All of Your Friends Here at Paper Crafts Magazine!

As you may have heard, there are some moxie fab changes coming to Paper Crafts magazine in 2014. For one thing, we are changing our title to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking:


...and we are going to an all-digital monthly format beginning with the January 2014 issue. As a result, there will be twice the inspiring content, bigger pictures, larger text, and live links, not to mention all the other perks that come with a digital format. And while I know that this kind of change is monumental in terms of how you will access the inspiring content that the editors here at Paper Crafts work so hard to bring you, it is a new beginning that will launch us into an exciting era of publishing where the possibilities are virtually endless and thus far completely untapped.

The November/December 2013 issue will be the last one in print, but this is what subscribers have to look forward to in our inaugural digital-only issue, which will be released on December 1:


Doesn't it look yummy? For complete information, I urge you to click on over to this blog post on Paper Crafts Connection where our Editor-in-Chief, Jennifer Schaerer, has details about subscriptions, specifics about what is inside the January issue (the topics just may make you tingle all over!), and a big picture idea of what you can expect from us in the future.

And friends, as exciting as all this, I know this change is a difficult one. It has been difficult for me, too, and I promise I will have more to say on that topic soon, but for now, this is what is before us, and I am tremendously excited for all that lies ahead.

Ever looking forward,

~Cath

PS We will continue to print our special interest publications which are always available at a newsstand or bookstore near you. We have 12 of them scheduled for 2014, 4 of which are already in the works!

20 comments:

Amanda Coleman said...

I am really looking forward to the all new digital issues! I am excited for simple features such as larger pictures and text. Can't wait to see what else the digi issues bring!

Jingle said...

Woot! Wooooot!!! I can't WAIT for this awesome issue!

C Wu said...

looking forward to the new all digi issues.

Paula S. said...

Change is difficult but I am looking forward to seeing great inspiration on a mothly basis and all that the great possibilities that a digital issue will bring. Good luck to everyone at PaperCrafts as you navigate new waters!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Well, Cath, I can't pretend I'm not sad about this news - I'm a paper/book person - I just love taking my magazine to the coffee shop or on holidays (and don't let myself open it until I get to the destination). Having said that, I will stay positive and check out the new digital magazine and the good news is, I got an iPad for my birthday so I guess I can still read my mag at the coffee shop! I love all the ideas from the Papercrafts team - good luck!

Pam said...

I'm not a big fan fan of the all digital issues. I LOVE my actual magazines! And I don't have an ipad or a fancy smart phone where I can look online wherever I am. But, there will be many who will be happy, and that's great. At least I can look forward to all of the special issues that I can hold in my hands!! The best of luck!

Amanda Coleman said...

Gold is the new black. Incredibly inspired by the samples for this challenge!

Some Lucky Dog said...

Oh my, I love the feel of a magazine or book in my hand...especially while in a bubble bath. I like to rip the pages that inspire me out and put it in my idea binder. So many publications are going this route...makes me sad :(

Eveline said...

Good luck with all the changes that are coming.
I just subscribed to the digital magazine.
Eveline.

maria f. said...

As some wise man once said... "the only constant is... change".

Can't say I'm thrilled but let's roll with it and see what happens.

Casandra Bennett said...

I think with the Pinterest movement, this is just what is needed to keep things fresh. Honestly, the last few magazine copies I've received haven't inspired me as much as blog surfing and sketch challenges have. I will miss getting happy mail, though, in the form of said magazines. It was nice to sit down and browse through one while my children played at my feet. I love your "virtually endless" phrase. Good one, Cath!

Lisa M said...

I can't lie, I'm sad to be missing the actual magazine. It's the only fun mail I get; however, if it's going to be every month...I can learn to be eager for change. ;) I'm certain you all will baby step us through it.

Andie Miller said...

I totally understand the need and would much rather you change to all digital that go out of print entirely (like so many of your sister products). However, I really wish this wasn't necessary. I agree with other posts- it was so nice to get happy mail.

I'm getting old ;)

Helen F. said...

I thought I would hold off commenting to see if I could get over the initial feeling of "OH NOOOOO, you can't take my beloved PC magazine out of print!"
But,sadly, I have not ;-(
I am not really surprised at this news, seeing as the last few issues were definitely gearing us up for the Digital-Age movement. However, it is still disappointing to this ol' dinosaur and not-so-techy cardmaker.
That being said, I will check my "denial for change" at the door and give it some time to see how it goes.

barbara macaskill said...

I will go kicking and screaming into an all digital magazine! Really hoping that it will be available on my Kindle Fire so I can always have my subscription with me. If not I won't be renewing my subscription because I like to have it available at all times which is why I like a paper magazine!!!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, well...must keep up with the times. However, I am old-school, I LOVE he feeling of a magazine in hand (books, too). I have an iPad but have so many magazines saved in iBoks that it is almost full..I don't want to delete any of them, esecially if I don't have them in print as a back-up. I'll roll with it, as I know I must, but I will SO miss the actual printed magazine. At least there will still be special issues!

rush said...

i understand, but i'm not excited.

grandmato19 said...

This truly makes me sad--will all printed material eventually come to an end? While computers and such are good for some things like getting information fast, it cannot replace the written word or printed picture. :(

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I am going to bite the bullet and subscribe.. Yes, digital is the way of things, and yes, paper is fantastic, and falling asleep with my crafty mags in bed, but I always felt guilty throwing away my mags!!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Cath this post overwhelmed me! I have no words to say what is in my heart but I understand that change is inevitable! I look forward to hearing more and trying to acclimate to this new world!
Hugs,
Jill