I, like probably many of you, have way more paper copies of woodworking mag
azines than I can possibly read. My collection goes back to the 1980's, whi
ch means 30+ years of Wood, Pop Wood, American Woodworker, etc. Just keepin
g things in order is a problem.
I'm thinking of switching over to digital copies over the next renewal sche
dules. I've owned digital copies of magazines before and to be honest, unti
l tablet computers came on the market, it just never seem easy to use them.
With iPads and such, it's easy to bring them to the shop and be able to r
eview a plan without having to print things out.
I'm curious what the members here think? In addition, I want to "rail a bit
" against the rather exorbitant pricing some of the publishers have on the
digital copies. I understand the wanting to maintain a profit margin for th
e effort to produce, but I just don't see why a digital copy cost the same
as a paper copy. I mean isn't there a price for paper, printer fees, storag
The model that I like for any of this is Tauton's Fine Woodworking. For $14
.95 (I think) a year, you get access to their entire digital database of ma
gazines, articles, blogs, etc. I've used this feature many times and it's j
ust great. I just wish more magazines would follow.
Thoughts about this?