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  • Martin
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    Happy to report that my copy arrived in Southwest Washington. On less happy notes it is clear that the change to shipping without an envelope was not sprung on CD last minute as the back cover is formatted to allow for shipping information to be printed rather than just applying an address label. Even in tough times in the past CD has generally kept their customers updated on changes. I really hope they return to that. Someone mentioned a misspelling of Stephen Kings name. While I have not encountered that, yet I can report that the first sentence in the magazine is messed up enough that I had to read it a couple of times to figure out what it was meant to say. I have been a subscriber since issue 23 and have always been impressed with low number of errors contained within any issue. Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come. Glad to have issue #78 in my possession!

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  • RonClinton
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    I was also surprised to see that there wasn't an envelope (well, and to see the magazine at all), but amazingly mine arrived without any condition issues whatsoever. I'm shocked that it made it halfway across the nation and still looks like new. Best of all, great to see it's still alive and kicking.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Beyond disappointing.

    If you're old like me, you may remember when a comic book subscription was mailed in what amounted to was a brown paper bag that was open on the top and bottom the comic.  I never once had an issue come in similar condition as above.  Even when those issues had to be shipped overseas to where I was living as a kid.

    I know there are "reasons" but it's still very disappointing.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by saginawhorror View Post
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    Definitely disappointed.
    That is F'ed Up!

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  • saginawhorror
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    Definitely disappointed.

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  • Dave1442397
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    Thanks for the update, Dan. I don't need a new copy, but I do hope they can change the way the magazine is mailed for future issues.

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  • DanFranklin
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    Hullo there all! I spoke with folks regarding the Cemetery Dance Magazine Issue #78 and the envelope situation. I wasn't aware of the issue until recently, or I'd have posted something sooner. The short version is: if yours is damaged, CONTACT ME ([email protected]) and I will get you fixed up ASAP.

    I expect an official statement will be released, but the summary is that due to the rapidly rising postage and supply costs, our printer informed us that it would cost us an additional $8,000 per issue to ship subscriber copies inside envelopes. That total included the price of the envelopes, employee payroll to stuff the envelopes, and postage. In short, there was no decision for us to make. Paying that amount would have ended the magazine's rebirth before it even started or caused the purchase price to become prohibitive to casual readers. We elected to ship without envelopes.

    While necessary, no one is at all pleased with the no-envelope shipping situation. We will continue to explore other options for future issues, including using thicker cover stock and shrink-wrapping issues. I understand the collectible nature of the magazine, and please reach out if there are issues or complications and CD will do what we can to make it right.

    Issue #79 is solidly in production, and while 78 hung in limbo (due to back log of books, COVID, personnel changes, etc), the schedule should return to consistent and regular production. I'm told #79 will be out within the year and will contain 100% timely non-fiction (most of what I'll be working on), creepy short stories, etc. The page count will also be significantly higher this time around.

    Thank you for your time and patience and sorry for the poor communication

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  • saginawhorror
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    Will have to check the mailbox in the morning.

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Hey guys. While I don't work at CD full time anymore and don't typically monitor the forums. I'd suggest emailing the CD crew about it. Subscriptions are mailed out by the magazine printer, and unless something has changed I'm pretty positive they should have been in paper envelopes. That's how they've always shipped from the printer. So maybe let them know, since if the printer changed that on them without their knowledge they'll definitely want to know.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    I was shocked to find the new issue in my mailbox today.....I subscribed what seems like decades ago, and always assume that each new issue is my last.

    I was dismayed to find that CD is now mailing the magazine to subscribers loose, no envelope, with the name and address printed on the back cover. I also subscribe to Mad Magazine, and while they don't ship in an envelope, they have a cardstock protective cover stapled onto the magazine, which usually works as far as protection goes. I would assume the address being printed on the magazine would destroy any collectibility, to say nothing of the condition these magazines will arrive in. Mine was ripped, wrinkled, and basically destroyed. Very disappointed with this new way of shipping, to say the least.
    Wow, I would've been pretty upset, especially that the change wasn't communicated up front (to the best of my knowledge). It may "only" be a magazine, but, I still wouldn't want a beat-up copy. If I were in your shoes, I would be canceling my subscription and would only purchase copies from a physical retailer, if that's even possible, to ensure it's in pristine shape for both collecting and reading.
    Last edited by sholloman81; 03-23-2023, 10:24 PM.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    I was shocked to find the new issue in my mailbox today.....I subscribed what seems like decades ago, and always assume that each new issue is my last.

    I was dismayed to find that CD is now mailing the magazine to subscribers loose, no envelope, with the name and address printed on the back cover. I also subscribe to Mad Magazine, and while they don't ship in an envelope, they have a cardstock protective cover stapled onto the magazine, which usually works as far as protection goes. I would assume the address being printed on the magazine would destroy any collectibility, to say nothing of the condition these magazines will arrive in. Mine was ripped, wrinkled, and basically destroyed. Very disappointed with this new way of shipping, to say the least.
    Oh, that’s a bummer.

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  • Dave1442397
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    I got mine mine today too, and it was also a little beat up. Not too bad, considering no envelope or wrapper, but between the rain, and the mailman folding it up to carry it down the street, it wasn't exactly great.

    It could also do with a little extra proofreading. I just started reading it, and got to the article about "Later by Stepehn King". Oops!

    Anyway, it is nice to see it back after all this time.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    I was shocked to find the new issue in my mailbox today.....I subscribed what seems like decades ago, and always assume that each new issue is my last.

    I was dismayed to find that CD is now mailing the magazine to subscribers loose, no envelope, with the name and address printed on the back cover. I also subscribe to Mad Magazine, and while they don't ship in an envelope, they have a cardstock protective cover stapled onto the magazine, which usually works as far as protection goes. I would assume the address being printed on the magazine would destroy any collectibility, to say nothing of the condition these magazines will arrive in. Mine was ripped, wrinkled, and basically destroyed. Very disappointed with this new way of shipping, to say the least.

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  • DanFranklin
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    Good news on that front is on the way!

    Have one issue at the printer and looking at more throughout 2023!

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  • IMoveCar
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    Missing this mag a lot...has it been 4 years since the last issue? I've lost track of time! Hope to see new issues some day!

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