MetroidMan5000 wrote:I'm trying to understand why they are using HP's MagCloud...
There are so many better and cheaper services out there!!
But congratulations, guys and good luck.
I don't know about many of the services out there, but do they include built-in digital options as well? By the way, it looks like the pricing is fixed by HP—at $.20 per page with $1 for perfect binding. They must kick back some percentage to the magazine creator.
Very excited for this from Nintendo Force and just trying to decide which option I will choose. I WILL be buying a copy. I love digital magazines, but I'm back into collecting/paging through on the Nintendo side. It may be a bit pricey for me right now because I'm interning, but otherwise I would get it. It's worth paying for good content, which I have high hopes for here!
For those that don't see the value of a magazine compared to online sites, I think a good print publication serves its niche by engaging readers in long-form writing. Go Nintendo is an incredible site for news and volume of information, but it's not something that can entice you to read cover-to-cover like a magazine. And as someone who has been heavily involved in print production for sports publications, I know this is a substantial effort.
Good luck! Can't wait to read it. (And yes, throw me in the group that would buy a print subscription—probably up to $40 for 6-12 issues—and would support ad revenue, though I know that requires someone else on staff to sell.)