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Jamie you have appologised to the people that needed to hear it.... Its time now that you stop punishing yourself.... We all learnt some very important things through this.. one being the importance to forgive and move ahead rather than dwell on what was.... There is no need for you to keep saying IM SORRY...... There were so many blinded by this guy and are starting to see his true colors now.... Let is be a lesson learnt and walk with your head held high..... It may take a fool to be sucked in by someones bad ways... but it takes a real person to be able to walk away, appologise and move forward in life....Always give credit where credit is due..... DO NOT bask in someone else`s glory
So Im also wondering would the Scales & Tails team be considering publishing a second magazine similar in format and content to the Reptiles Australasia magazine (as was Joy's original intention back at the start of his RA magazine)?
maybe even make it available on the net as a PDF download to offset printing and distribution costs. Also any thoughts of distibuting the Scales & Tails magazine as a PDF download as well? Or having a phone application thats so popular these days?
- 24-Jul-12, 10:13 AM #79
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I really liked the sound of the Reptiles Australasia magazine, but i heard of its beginnings through the grapevine so made my decision never to support it by buying or subscribing from the very start.
It would be great if the S&T team could get this going and offer some kind of 'Combo subscription'?
Joy and family, you must be relieved now that you can come out and tell your story.Just because it is ''common'' now, does not mean it will be so in the future.
To be honest with you Jamie I was more than a little gobsmacked when i was told you had jumped ship and joined RA given, as I said earlier, the well documented 'dodgy' past of the 'boss'. I am one of the witnesses to the fact that RA was indeed Joys baby and it was in no uncertain terms stolen from her. This sort of behaviour is actually one of the factors that prompted a move as far away as possible from what I see as a toxic sector of the hobby I love.
"If you know everything you may as well blow your brains out because the reason for existence is to learn more everyday." - Mark O'Shea, 2004 WOOF
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Now to answer a few of your questions:
Yes the option for a sister magazine to Scales & Tails Australia, as originally intended, has been back on the table for the last few months.... and no we definitely will not be considering any partners!!!!!!!!!
Regarding emag: We've been putting plans in place for some months now on going emag with Scales & Tails Australia as well as our regular hard copy and this is scheduled to happen before the end of the year, so watch for an announcement on that soon. Oops......... I just remembered that we actually announced it in the July issue of Scales & Tails Australia.
We have a few other irons in the fire at the moment as well that are keeping us quite busy, but we'll keep you updated as they all unfold.
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I just looked through the latest issue of S&C and on 47 pages there are 26 ads, that's not including the classifieds page which to me seems excessive for a 50 page magazine. I also find that a lot of the articles in S&C have been covered previously by Reptile Australia.
So because I won't continue to buy the magazine means I don't have a passion for the hobby?
Sorry but my book collection begs to differ.
Again not having a dig, just giving my opinion.
And then I compared this with three random overseas magazines.... % of ads in them = 29.87%, 31.25% and 42% respectively....... hmmmmmmm..... I enjoy reading the oversea's mags too. I like to check out the ads so I'm certainly not complaining. I guess we are being very conservative with our % of ads when you compare our mag with overseas mags..... Not having a dig at you either...... just stating actual figures not dramatics.......
- 24-Jul-12, 07:27 PM #84
- "If you know everything you may as well blow your brains out because the reason for existence is to learn more everyday." - Mark O'Shea, 2004 WOOF
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Some people like a few ads anyway - stories of reptiles + products and services = a rounded magazine, as long as it's in balance. I live remotely, so never get to browse the shelves of reptile stores directly.
Mate,,,,,,, I'm not getting into it with you, but thanks for the chuckle.
Bottom line is that the percentage is what I said. You are entitled to your opinion, and geez wouldn't it be a dull old world if we all had exactly the same opinion? If you like our magazine (ads included) and you buy it, then that's great and thank you for supporting us. That's how we are able to continue to support the hobby the way that we do.... is by people supporting us. What's the saying? What goes around comes around! If we all support each other then the hobby wins. If you don't like our mag, then that's ok too. We knew before we started publishing that we wouldn't be able to please all the people all the time!
As I said earlier, good constructive feedback is always welcome and we appreciate it as that's how we grew to be the success that we are today ... by listening to what people wanted....... I'm glad that you brought up the ad thing because it made me look at what other magazines were doing regarding their ads, and I hadn't done that in a while.... and yes we are still definitely on the right track, so once again thanks for that.
lol Boa...... it's 10 pages spread over a 52 page publication...... heck, this is fabulous advertising...... I wonder how many people are going to rush out and buy this issue just to count it up....... Thanks Cheshire Cat..... You're helping to boost this months sales.
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