My missing issues problem kind of pales into insignificance compared
to your censored magazines - that’s outragious. But I guess there
are big differences in the cultures in question and there’s a lot to
be said for the modesty that’s practiced in your country.
It’s somehow comforting to know it’s not just me though.
Good to see another fellow UK metalsmith! I didn’t realise I could
order such magazines from Smith’s. That’s really good to know and
I’ll consider that when my subscription runs out. I’m not sure we
get any of the freebies you mention, with the Jewelry Artist
I too subscribed around about September last year but received
nothing for months but then they eventually started coming through
but I only received the first three without problem. Like you say,
it’s good to know I have company. Maybe the good folks at the
publishing company will think about such problems. We can hope.
That’s bad news about you not receiving a single issue! There are
obviously problems with the distribution of the magazine. I wonder
how many people it affects each month. I sincerely hope my July
issue turns up then as I don’t want to miss out on Victoria’s ring or
I’ll have to have a big sulk!
It looks like a formal complaint is in order. It’s got to the point
where I don’t even know when I’m supposed to receive an issue, so I
tend to leave it a few weeks then complain, but then like you say
there may not be any copies of that particular issue left to send
Thanks to you all for replying to my query/rant. It is strangely
comforting to know that I am not alone, but the whole service should
be handled better than it is. They’re probably losing more money,
having to reissue extra copies to those customers who haven’t
received them than they would if they were distributed at source, in
such a way that they’d be less likely to go missing.