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Portia Hirschman

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Date: 2/23/12 8:45 AM

Received an email from Threads this morning about an upcoming on-line service with videos, access to print magazine content, and more. Now I am confused because haven't they been promoting their DVDs with all issues? What is this do you think--have they left those of us who made this purchase in the dust? A way to get income for stuff they have previously offered on their website? What do you think?

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Date: 2/23/12 9:15 AM

"online service"

Dunno about the answer to your question, but when I see those words I think, "recurring revenue." I suspect it'll be a subscription service of some sort. I don't know the Threads magazine site well enough, can you current get the currently released issue digitally online? If not, this might be it. Maybe downloadable patterns?

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Date: 2/23/12 10:07 AM

The service will include 80 videos, selected articles from the archive (not the entire DVD archive) and access to "digital content" whatever that is. You'll probably be charged by the month or the year. Who knows, this may be what the magazine ultimately becomes in the future.

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Date: 2/24/12 4:13 AM

Oh, I hope not! Nothing like that hard copy! I still dig out particular issues and go over a particular technique. Just this week, I dug out issue 72, page 54 on how to do a yoke on a blouse! I don't think it would have been quite so easy online. While this may be a new way of making more greenbacks, I can't see it as the ultimate end - I hope!

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Date: 2/24/12 11:29 AM

There is an annual fee, discounted for magazine subscribers.

More information. Sign up for the newsletter.


-- Edited on 2/24/12 11:32 AM --

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Date: 2/24/12 11:47 AM

I dunno; although I like the magazine and really appreciate it, when I consider the online interactions I have had with Threads over the years (including "Gatherings," their sewing discussion), I am not attracted by this latest offering.

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Date: 3/21/12 1:47 PM

I have just cancelled my free trial membership.
Frankly, having tried it: I get clearer and more in-depth know how from Pattern Review than I could find anywhere on their web site and don't feel that I want to pay extra to Threads/Taunton.

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Date: 3/21/12 3:02 PM

Taunton Press (publisher of Threads) has a similar type of service for Fine Home Building magazine with some free content and some fee-only content. There's little money in providing free high quality content online and, like it or not, they're a business.

I'm not sure about their other publications (Fine Gardening, Something (Fine?) Cooking) because I don't use those websites. As a book publisher they have very high standards for their images and text and that usually carries over into the magazines as well. That's not a cheap approach as shows in their subscription and single issue prices for the magazines.
-- Edited on 3/21/12 3:04 PM --

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Date: 3/22/12 9:39 AM

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$32.95 per year and $12.95 if you are a print Threads subscriber.


From the Threads Facebook page.

Not worth it to me. I cancelled my subscription to Threads over a year ago.

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Date: 5/1/12 0:26 AM

I love it. I have been watching the video's.
The two I watched with Louise Cutting were worth the subscription price.
Then there was the couture workshop video with Claire Shaeffer.

There are also some good fitting video's.
The learn to sew video's would be great for beginners.

All that for $12.95 (I am a Threads subscriber) even if I had to pay full price I think it would be worth just to watch the Louise Cutting and Claire Shaeffer video's.

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