Model Engineers’ Workshop – May 2020
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Coronavirus and MEW
May I send my best wishes to every reader and their families and friends at this difficult time. I hope you are keeping well and coping with the constraints that the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on our lives. This is a difficult time for everyone, but if there’s any way you think MEW can help, such as sharing information or ideas for mini-projects and the like do let me know.
As I’m sure everyone realises with the present situation, keeping magazines in print isn’t easy. That said, we appreciate that getting a regular copy of the magazine is a big plus, especially for anyone who has to self isolate. Naturally those of us who work on the magazines are keen to keep them in production too!
While most of us work from home, the Coronavirus has affected our operations and especially our overseas distribution and advertising. As a result, editors of all MyTimeMedia titles have been asked to make several changes, with the aim of keeping the magazines going. For MEW one of these is going to a longer publication cycle. Obviously, this still better than a cancellation!
This won’t reduce the number of copies subscribers get, but it will mean you have to wait a little longer for each issue. Your renewal dates will be pushed back so you still get the full 13 issues.
There are other changes made to make sure we can keep getting the magazine out to readers. These include having to reduce the number of pages and incorporating some ‘archive’ content – but after all it is out 30th birthday this summer! I’ve decided to use some of the content from our 25 year special, as this went out of print very quickly and many people could not get a copy at the time. Be assured that whatever happens I will be doing my level best to make sure MEW is still a good read.
I’m also aware that many readers won’t be able to go to the newsagent for MEW, so we have arranged a great subscription offer – three issues for £1. This offer includes not just the digital option but also the print AND digital subscription bundle.
This is well worth looking at as a digital subscription brings you access to the digital archive, which will give you plenty to be reading during the ‘lockdown’. Please, don’t be shy to make the best of the forum at www.model-engineer.co.uk as a way of keeping in touch with like-minded friends. While most of the forum is concentrated on engineering issues, we have a ‘Tea Room’ topic for general chat and every reader is welcome to come and join in with good company.
Best wishes to you all, and I look forward to the days when we can, once again, meet up with old and new friends at shows and events in the future.