Last Print Issue of DP. Some of you may look at this issue (#88) with sadness and for that I apologize. I, however, am jumping for joy and clicking my heels. No more printing. No more mailing. Hurray!!! My wife produced a successful monthly magazine for 32 years (she handled the editorial side and I handled the business side). I have been producing DP for 27 years. I’ve handled all of those printings and mailings, since 1980. I’m more than ready for the break.
However, I still enjoy producing DP (except during a pandemic) and finding the best mystery and crime novels to recommend to you, and, as previously stated, I will continue to bring out DP as long as my health (which is quite good now) enables me to do so.
Those who still need a hard copy to read. If you have your own laser printer, you can print the pdf file out for just a few bucks in paper and toner (printing it on an ink-jet printer could prove very expensive, so I would advise against that). If you take the pdf file (on a thumb drive) to a copy center like the one in my town, they can print it out (be sure to ask for doubled sided printing) for about $7.50 – assuming that cost is the same across the nation). Still pretty reasonable.
Those who have e-book readers or Ipads. I will be sending by email a link to download each issue. I set up a gmail address for my Ipad so that I could receive emails that I specifically want to open with my Ipad. I suggest that you do something similar so you don’t have to sift through all of your emails to get the one or two emails you want to use to import files onto your e-reader. So I open that email on my Ipad and click on the link to download the latest issue of DP and the magazine should automatically opens in the Ibooks app on my Ipad – and it looks great! If the print is too small for you, you can increase the font size. by putting two fingers on the screen and dragging the two fingers apart. The process should be similar for Kindles, Nooks and other e-book readers. If you have problems doing this, drop me a note and I’ll try to help you or get help from out knowledgeable readers. If you want a pdf version of this issue to experiment with, email me with the word “PDF” in the subject line and I’ll send you the color version.
Refund to Those Not Wishing to Get Digital DP. If you have issues remaining on your subscription after Issue #88 and you don’t want to continue receiving DP in its new, digital format, you may request a refund be sending a letter to me at 1718 Ridge Point Dr., Bountiful, UT 84010 or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds will be issued upon request by Paypal (if you have a Paypal account) or by check. If what is owing is for just one or two issues and is not worth the hassle to get the refund, it would be a nice gesture on your part to consider it a wash. That would be much appreciated.
Conversion of Subscriptions That Go Beyond Issue #88. If you have issues remaining on your subscription after Issue #88 and you wish to continue getting DP in it’s new, digital format, please send me an email to email@example.com informing me of that. That way I’ll have your current email address which will be an important component of the new distribution system. I will convert each remaining issue on your subscription to two digital issues. For example, if your subscription expires with issue #89 (one issue remaining), it will now expire with issue #90; if it expires with issue #90 (two issues remaining), it will now expire with issue #92; and so forth.