Tuesday, March 06, 2007

OOPS! Quilter's Home Magazine

I picked up Quilter's Home Magazine today at Borders, along with the newest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.

When the clerk scanned the magazine, no price popped up. Now, this isn't unusual; I've purchased magazines before and they sometimes need to enter the price. Funny thing was, there wasn't a price anywhere to be found! We carefully checked the barcode, scanned the cover and the back cover, peered closely at the editorial information page. No price listed anywhere!

I think the editorial staff spent so much time fussing over Mark's picture on the cover (BTW, Mark, I think you're a hoot, but not cover-guy material, especially on a quilting magazine) that they forgot some of the important details. Like the price!

The Borders manager kindly gave me the magazine for $2.99, which was nice considering most quilting mags start at about $5.99 (I was astonished at the price of CPS - $7.99!). The only other choices would have been to give it to me for free or not sell it at all. I was happy with the $2.99.


catsmum said...

I had to laugh at your comment re the price of CPS ... it's $15.95 a copy here !!! the cheapest quilt mags are just under $10 and the news is all bad from there.

Anonymous said...

I would just like to say that I think its great to have Mark on the cover! Why do people say he isn't cover material? Is he not attractive enough or what would it possibly be? What DOES make someone cover material? You want to see another quilt on the cover? Every quilt magazine has a quilt on the cover. This is something new and different. If you don't like it, don't read or buy it. I think it's a rude comment & more power to Mark for who he is & what he is doing!

Dianna in Maui said...

I actually wrote to Mark and told him exactly what I thought and he took it with the good humor and grace with which I meant it. In fact, he even quoted me in a later edition of the magazine! That being said, I was taken aback by seeing a man on the cover of a magazine for a predominantly female based industry (which is the truth no matter how you want to see it) and that's my opinion. But the reaction only lasted a second - if you knew me you'd realize that I'm one of the most unbiased people you could meet. I think it's a great magazine and Mark does a great job with it.