Hmmmm, I am really re-thinking my subscriptions these days.
First off, last year I had a quilt featured in Quiltmaker Magazine and was to be paid $50 and receive a complimentary copy of the magazine it appeared in. I waited about 2 months after the issue was available and sent an email asking about my complimentary copy. I received a reply stating that they were just a little behind and it would go in the mail that week. I didn't ask about the money, just assumed it would come with the magazine. That was in November 2008 (I just checked my email). Last month I received a letter from CK Media stating they were undergoing financial reorganization and it included a form for me to sign to accept a settlement of 40% of the amount owed me. I signed the form and faxed it back on March 2nd. I still haven't received the issue or the money.
Second thing ....how much do you pay for Quilter's Home magazine?
I received a packet in the mail for a new subscription and sent back the card. I have some friends that really like the magazine and thought I would try it for a year. I received my first issue along with an invoice for $29.99. I was writing out the check last night and thought, "wow, that's expensive!" I opened the magazine to see that the subscription price printed in THEIR magazine is $24.99/year. That's for 6 issues and my invoice is also for 6 issues.
I called this morning and was told that they would send me a new invoice for $24.99. No apology, no explanation, nothing. I think I should have said "NO THANK YOU," and I still may call back to say that.