Don’t Worry – Be Happy!

Dear Paranoia Reader, Author, Artist, Subscriber:

In 2008, 525 magazines ceased publication; in 2007, about 590.  In addition, the largest magazine distributor in the U.S. filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 27, 2009.

http://www.mediafinder.com/public.cfm?page=pressReleases/525MagazinesCeasedPublicationIn2008

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/tags/source-interlink-bankruptcy/

In truth, the magazine is not a viable format in a shrinking economy, since the unsold copies are destroyed by the retailers and never returned to the publisher.  Although we pay to print all of them, in this economy more than half are destroyed.  It’s paper waste on a grand scale.  As a result of this downward trend, the next issue of PARANOIA (August 2009, #51) is the last issue we will publish in the magazine format.

But Don’t Worry – Be Happy!

In response to the shifting horizon, Paranoia is changing to a more sustainable “print-on-demand” book format. It will be just as easy, if not easier, to obtain PARANOIA: The Conspiracy Reader Book.  It will be available from paranoiamagazine.com, or by mail at P.O. Box 1041, Providence, RI 02901. It will also be available from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and any book store.  Book stores or book catalogs may purchase the book from Ingram or Baker & Taylor.  You just have to keep pressing the stores to pick it up.

At this time, we have the following information:

  • PARANOIA: The Conspiracy Reader Book will contain the same cutting edge political commentary, interviews, paranormal and UFO articles, fringe ideas and Paranotes.  Each volume will be like a double issue of the magazine.  And we still need our conspiracy authors and artists to make it a great publication!
  • Planned publication date: April 2010 (Volume 1). Size: 7.5 X 9.25, approx. 140 pages, frequency 1X per year. No subscriptions available. Price per volume: $14, plus $2 shipping. (ISBN 978-0-615-29995-2)
  • There will be no ads in the book.  Advertisers, please contact devinlarue@gmail.com for very affordable web ad rates. (Sorry : )
  • You can pre-order issue 51 at paranoiamagazine.com by paypal, or send $7 to Paranoia, PO Box 1041, Providence, RI 02901-1041, specifying issue 51.

If you’re a current subscriber, you will be informed in the August issue of PARANOIA on how to convert your subscription to PARANOIA: The Conspiracy Reader Book.  If you’re not a subscriber, advertiser, author or illustrator in this issue, please send $7 for issue 51 to the above address.  Otherwise, you won’t receive a copy of the magazine.  Please pass the word to pre-order this issue. We will have a paypal button up at the site in a few days.

Please keep in touch.

Sincerely,

Joan
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_______________________
Joan d’Arc, HunterGatheress
Paranoia Publishing
www.paranoiamagazine.com
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~ by gorightly on June 2, 2009.

One Response to “Don’t Worry – Be Happy!”

  1. I hear ya! Taking a lap-top or a Kindle device to the commode just ruins the whole bathroom/magazine ambiance! [g].

    alienview@roadrunner.com
    > http://www.AlienView.net
    >> AVG Blog — http://alienviewgroup.blogspot.com/
    >>> U F O M a g a z i n e — http://www.ufomag.com

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