Big Changes for GreenPrints!
By Pat Stone
We are all so grateful to you. You get it: you understand—and cherish—the value of a magazine that shares gardening’s heart. It is a joy for me to help Mequoda Publishing Network create this little gardening gem for you. Thank you for making this possible.
GreenPrints is now going through some important changes:
- There will no longer be a print edition. Why? Cost. The big expenses in publishing—paper, printing, and postage—have finally gotten to be too much. This, of course, is happening all over. (How many other gardening publications are still in print these days?) Bill Dugan and all the people at Mequoda are doing a terrific job on the magazine. They’ve created an amazing website. They’ve done great promotion. I’m truly impressed by—and grateful for—their efforts. But, alas, it just doesn’t work to print the magazine anymore.
- That’s the sad news. But there is good news along with it.
- GreenPrints is now monthly! I always wanted to have the magazine come out more than four times a year, but it was too much for me to do by myself. So when they told me the magazine was going digital, I said, “Well then, team, let’s make six issues a year instead of just four.” They came back with “Heck, let’s do it monthly!” That’s 12 issues a year instead of 4! And that’s good news.
- We’ve added audio. My dear wife, Becky, and I have recorded a couple of stories for this issue so you can enjoy listening to GreenPrints! For now, we’re doing a couple of stories per issue to see how subscribers like it. If we get good response, we’ll do more. So your feedback will make a difference.
- We’ve added color. Now the stories themselves can have color illustrations, so enjoy all the delightful artwork—in full color!
- You can print your own issues. Download them, print them out, and enjoy. Or share!
The print edition of GreenPrints lasted a third of a century. That’s a pretty good track record for a small, mom-and-pop-started magazine. And it happened because of your support.
Please stay with us and we’ll keep warming all our lives for another third of a century. Or more!
Thank you and bless you. Keep growing, giving, and loving,
GreenPrints Founding Editor
P.S. Please feel free to email Bill Dugan, Editor & Publisher of GreenPrints, with any feedback you have about these changes. Bill will share all your comments with me.