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Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
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« on: January 09, 2014, 04:59:36 PM »

Bus Conversion Magazine’s - World Headquarters has moved into a new office.  We have been renting office space from the Kadletz Complex since I purchased the magazine and website from Mike.  However I felt it was time to move to a new location.  Please make note of our new address and phone number.

Bus Conversion Magazine
9852 Katella Ave STE 361
Anaheim, CA  92804
(657) 221-0432

Feel free to contact us via Snail Mail, E-Mail, Phone, or even Smoke Signals if necessary. 

BTW, the January issue was delayed about a week due to the holidays and weather related activity at the location of the printer.  So be watching for your print issue to show up in your mailbox a little later than usual.  If you had the E-Magazine add-on, you could have been reading it when you were stuck inside because of the bad weather.  Wink

Also don’t forget about the 10% off subscription sale which expires next Tuesday, January 14th.  You can still purchase Conversion Magazines for Only one Nickel per Day if you act now.  It will never be this inexpensive again.

For only a nickel per day, less than the cost just to start your bus, you too can read the only magazine in the world devoted to bus conversions enthusiasts. Exactly the same cost as a bottle of Coke…well back when I started drinking Coke anyway. I think the price may have increased since then.   Cheesy

There are also some exciting new features starting this month for the Online and E-Mag Editions of the magazine. We know how much bus nuts love bus related photos. To feed that hunger we are introducing two new enhancements. First, as long as your computer is connected to the Internet, you can now click on photos to display a larger version in your web browser. How cool is that? With this ability, you can see all the finest details of each photo and zoom in to see if that really is your significant other at the rally after they told you they were going to visit mom for the weekend.

The second enhancement is an increase in the number of photos used. Authors often send in more photos related to their stories than we have room to publish in the magazine. Starting in the January issue with Sandy’s travelogue of their trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Online and E-Mag Edition contain these additional photos. From now on there will be additional photos in most of the Featured Bus articles, some technical articles, and especially in rally coverage articles.  So if you attended a rally but your bus did not make it into the magazine, it may very well be in the additional content in the electronic version.

If you already have a subscription to the Online or E-Mag Edition then you are all set to enjoy these new features. If not, you can easily add Online access or an E-Mag subscription to your current Print subscription for an additional...

     $5   for a 1-year subscription
     $8   for a 2-year subscription
     $10 for a 3-year subscription

This applies to both U.S and Foreign. New subscribers can include this add-on in the BCM Online Store. Current Print subscribers now have an option to add the Online access or E-Mag to their Print Edition subscription in the store as well.

If you are reading this message it is because people that subscribe to Bus Conversion Magazine are paying to support the cost to maintain the website and this Forum that had over 1-1/4 Million page views last month alone. WOW! That is a lot of page flipping, and I don’t think people are doing it just for the exercise.  Many folks read the Forum to offer or gain helpful technical information, or opinions about different aspects of owing a bus, or even to request technical help while stranded on the side of the highway.  Others just like to read it to keep up with what is going on in the Bus Conversion community.

BTW, this is not your average Mom and Pop website. BCM runs on a dedicated server that enables it to handle the heavy traffic required to run the Forum, maintain a Store, and allow people to subscribe to BCM, order Back Issues of BCM, order books about bus conversions, and allow people to read and download issues of BCM which takes a lot of bandwidth and a heck of a lot of horsepower.  To run a site of this magnitude, costs a lot of clams and takes a lot of man hours to support.

If you wish to continue to be able to read the Forum for years to come, please consider subscribing to Bus Conversion Magazine and see what it is all about. If you were a previous subscriber and discontinued your subscription, you will see there have been major changes over the past year since I purchased the magazine and the website and many more changes will be coming this year.  We hear from many readers that say they just can’t wait to receive their BCM subscription each month and they read it cover to cover. We get kudos on a regular basis on how well the magazine looks and the contents provided.

We would also love to have you send us pictures and articles about your bus to feature it on the cover and in the centerfold of the magazine so you too can become famous. Heck, if I can do it, anybody can.  My bus was in the May 2013 issue in which I full time.

To celebrate the holidays we are offering a 10% discount special on all renewals and to all new subscriptions ordered by January 12th, 2014. This is a one-time offer as a way of thanking our readers during the holidays.

      E-Mag      1 Yr          Only $0.062/Day which is only        $22.50/1 Year
      E-Mag      2 Yrs        Only $0.055/Day which is only        $40.50/2 Years
      E-Mag      3 Yrs        Only $0.049/Day which is only        $54.00/3 Years

      Std Print   1 Yr          Only $0.094/Day which is only       $34.20/1 Year
      Std Print   3 Yrs        Only $0.086/Day which is only        $63.00/2 Years
      Std Print   3 Yrs        Only $0.081/Day which is only        $89.10/3 Years

      1st Class Print   1 Yr  Only $0.168/Day or                       $61.20/ Year

If your subscription is coming up for renewal, now is the time to renew before the price increase.

This offer is valid for any type of subscription whether it is an E-Magazine that is emailed to you monthly, the Online Edition which can be read Online or downloaded to be read later and for the U.S. Standard Print or a U.S. First Class delivery of the magazine to your mailbox.  Unfortunately we are not able to offer this discount to non-U.S. subscribers for Print Magazines as postal rates are so high.  But this does apply to all E-Mag subscribers anywhere in the world.

To obtain this one-time discount, simply go online and renew your subscription using the Promo Code “xmas10off”.  Or you can simply email Linda with your name, phone number, mailing address, email address and credit card information before January 14th and she will update your records.  Or if you wish, you can call the office and we will take care of you over the phone at 657-221-0432. 

Also, when renewing or subscribing, consider switching to an environmentally friendly E-Magazine as it has several advantages.

      The dog will not eat it.
      It will not get lost in the mail.
      It takes up much less space in your bus.
      It will not get stained with coffee, beer, or wine.
      You can search the entire PDF by words or phrases.
      The Tree Huggers will not be giving you the evil eye.
      It will not get wet when it is raining or snowing outside.
      You can zoom in to make the text larger and easier to read.
      You will not incur forwarding fees when you are on the road.
      It will not turn yellow, get musty, dusty, and mildewed or fade.
      It will not get torn up or crushed if you back over it with your bus.
      It arrives at least two weeks before the First Class printed magazine.
      You will not have to go out in the rain, sleet, hail, or snow to retrieve it.
      It can be read on any computer, iPad, smart phone, or compatible device.
      By clicking on any ad, a hotlink will take you directly to the advertiser’s website.
      It will not be stolen by your mailman or your neighbor who also may be into buses.

      And best of all…

      If your computer is lost, damaged, or stolen, we will replace all of your E-Mags for free.

If you currently receive BCM in a Printed Edition but would like to convert over to an E-Mag subscription, simply send Linda an email and she will convert your subscription over and it will be prorated and the Expiration Date extended as the E-Magazine is a less expensive subscription than the printed editions so you will receive more issues before your Expiration Date.

If you have any questions about your subscription, please email Linda at Linda@BusConversions.com

If you have any questions about anything else, contact me at Gary@BusConversions.com

Thank you,
Gary – Publisher
Linda - Subscriptions and Accounting


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