TUX Converts From Controlled-Circulation to Paid-Circulation
SSC Publishing, the magazine publishing company dedicated to Linux and Open Source since early 1994, today announced that it is converting its magazine for new and desktop Linux users, TUX, from a controlled-circulation to a paid-circulation magazine, beginning this summer.
Mark Irgang, the company's circulation director, assures current TUX subscribers that they will continue to receive their favorite magazine complimentary for several months after the paid conversion. "Our goal is not to abandon our loyal subscriber base. We appreciate our long-term readers very much and will ensure they continue receiving their complimentary subscriptions into 2007. Individual letters will be sent to each subscriber informing them how long their complimentary subscription will be extended. We, of course, want to reward those that have been with us longest." Irgang mentions that any current subscriber who has yet to receive such notification should contact him directly.
TUX, a monthly digital magazine addressing the needs of the vast numbers of people who use Linux as the operating system of choice on their desktops, is delivered to over 100,000 subscribers as a PDF in landscape format. The landscape layout is optimal for the computer screen and has been praised by many readers as "the best digital magazine format" they have seen.
"We started TUX in 2004," notes publisher Phil Hughes, "because we felt strongly it was a needed publication within the Linux community. Many of our Linux Journal readers would write in asking for exactly this, and truthfully, many of our very own staff members were telling me they wanted to learn more about their Linux desktops. It was obvious TUX needed to exist. We invested revenues from our other publication, Linux Journal, to make it possible. We've seen it as a labor of love. Today, however, 15 issues later, we need to turn TUX into a self-supporting publication and that's why we are asking for our readers' help."
New subscribers to TUX will be offerred the low subscription rate of $9.95 USD for 12 issues.
Additional information about TUX, including subscription information, can be found on the magazine's Website at www.tuxmagazine.com.
TUX is the first and only magazine for new Linux users and is dedicated to promoting and simplifying the use of Linux on the desktop. Digital subscriptions are available from the publication's Web site at www.TUXMagazine.com/subscribe. Further information about TUX is available via e-mail at info@TUXMagazine.com, at www.TUXMagazine.com or by calling toll-free 888-66-LINUX (5-4689).
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A privately held company, SSC Publishing is the leading Linux and Open Source authority, publishing reference materials in these fields since 1983. Properties include, ITgarage.com, TuxMagazine.com, LinuxJournal.com, the monthly international print magazine Linux Journal, and the monthly digital magazine TUX. Additional information can be found at www.ssc.com. All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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