SAVED!! (was Re: Save BSD magazine)

Matt Olander matt at
Tue Jul 7 16:57:30 UTC 2009

2009/7/1 Matt Olander <matt at>:
> We are in contact with them in an attempt to save the magazine. Not
> having the ability to order and pay for a subscription online really
> hurt them, I think. This is why we started offering it through the
> FreeBSD Mall.
> The BSD magazine is available at Borders and Barnes & Noble. We'll be
> doing our best to help increase sales figures this week so that
> hopefully the mag gets a longer lease on life. If that does happen, we
> will help them sign up advertisers, increase subscriptions, and find
> more authors to create a viable longer term plan for keeping the
> magazine in production.
> This may be your last chance to run out and grab a copy :'(

Great job everyone! We did it! Sales increased over the last week and
they have decided to keep publishing BSD Mag. Woohoo!!! Thank you to
everyone that bought a copy, subscribed to the electronic edition, and
helped to spread the word.

We have offered to assist in editing, promotion, etc., so that the
magazine hopefully enjoys a long life.

If you're interested in contributing to BSD Mag, especially articles,
please email melanie (at) pcbsd (dot) org. If you know any companies
that would be interested in advertising, email raquel (at) iXsystems
(dot) com. If you know a retailer that may be interested in carrying
the magazine or if you went out to Barnes & Noble or Borders and could
not find it (that's what happened to me), email mark (at) iXsystems
(dot) com.

Thanks again and job well done. We live to fight another day  :-)


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Karolina Lesińska <karolina.lesinska at>
> Date: 2009/7/1
> Subject: Save BSD magazine
> To:
> Dear Authors,
> I am sure most of you already heard that BSD magazine is going to be closed,
> due to much lower benefits than expected and the economy in general...
> There is one last chance thought - if I somehow manage to increase the sales
> figures in stores the magazine will be published. I was given only one week
> (till Monday). Not much, but better than nothing. I think it is worth trying!
> I can't do it alone -so I am asking you for your help and support. I know most
> of you are already helping and I am really thankful for that.
> If you could help me to promote the magazine on all forums, portals, blogs or
> anywhere else I would be really grateful.
> I have attached the cover of the most current issue of BSD magazine if you
> would like to use it.
> Please spread the word about BSD magazine!
> Also, I would like thank you for all great articles, support, precious
> comments and helping hand whenever we need it!
> best regards
> Karolina
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