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Club Business & Announcements/APS Info : APS $35 digital AP membership

 

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Al
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08 Nov 2023
05:47:32am
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APS now has an $35 membership option for those who choose a digital only edition of "The American Philatelist".

https://stamps.org/join-now

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08 Nov 2023
06:50:43am
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I just availed myself of this opportunity this week, as I'd let my membership lapse when life fell apart a few years ago. AS with most other things these days, it's really useful to be able to adjust magnification so that I can actually read it. I fear the days of paper magazines and books are over for me, as it's too much of a struggle to see them, even with my glasses on.

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08 Nov 2023
08:36:55pm
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I tried the first digital iteration of the APS journal, but found it less than adequate. Only full pages of each edition were avialable, and you had to enlarge the page in order to read it. I hope that's improved! I take digital versions of both The Guardianand The Washington Post, and in both cases I can get a full-page view, but just clicking on an article takes you just to that article in a very readable size. I would gladly drop my dead-tree mailings of the journal if the digital version were as useful as those newspaper articles.

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Al
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09 Nov 2023
06:07:06am
re: APS $35 digital AP membership

The digitial edition is just simply the printed version in PDF format. To me, the ideal size for a tablet (when a printed PDF) is a 5.5" wide x 8.5" high layout (like the Topical Time).

I read a lot of digitial books on a tablet and eventually got use to the pinch and zoom method to read. It becomes second nature but it took a while to get into the groove.

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ScottEnglish

09 Nov 2023
02:22:21pm
re: APS $35 digital AP membership

The current magazine reader is a bit clunky. We're implementing a new reader (Issuu) that will have a test run in December and fully implemented in January. We prefer the mobile responsiveness and it gives us more eCommerce options. I can read single pages on my phone or tablet and it's flip style instead of page slide.

We decided to make the change in concert with lowering the digital membership and the launch of StampEd in February.

I just wanted to provide that information for those considering what option to take on the renewal.

Scott

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10 Nov 2023
06:32:17pm
re: APS $35 digital AP membership

I'll stick with the paper version of The AP. That and the ATA's Topical Time.

I'll be a 20-year APS member, andwhen I renew my membership in December.

David Giles
Ottawa, Canada

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11 Nov 2023
06:01:51am
re: APS $35 digital AP membership

It is good you have choices.

I had suggested to the AP editor to publish some of the "Articles of Distinction" to the AP but she demurred. I believe the newly announced StampEd would be a perfect place to published. The clubs and affiliates are often publishing some of the lighter articles. From what I have seen, the AP will continue in themed approach.

The 2024 AP Editorial program.

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Al
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08 Nov 2023
05:47:32am

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APS now has an $35 membership option for those who choose a digital only edition of "The American Philatelist".

https://stamps.org/join-now

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Allen
08 Nov 2023
06:50:43am

re: APS $35 digital AP membership

I just availed myself of this opportunity this week, as I'd let my membership lapse when life fell apart a few years ago. AS with most other things these days, it's really useful to be able to adjust magnification so that I can actually read it. I fear the days of paper magazines and books are over for me, as it's too much of a struggle to see them, even with my glasses on.

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08 Nov 2023
08:36:55pm

re: APS $35 digital AP membership

I tried the first digital iteration of the APS journal, but found it less than adequate. Only full pages of each edition were avialable, and you had to enlarge the page in order to read it. I hope that's improved! I take digital versions of both The Guardianand The Washington Post, and in both cases I can get a full-page view, but just clicking on an article takes you just to that article in a very readable size. I would gladly drop my dead-tree mailings of the journal if the digital version were as useful as those newspaper articles.

Bob

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Al
Collector, Moderator
09 Nov 2023
06:07:06am

re: APS $35 digital AP membership

The digitial edition is just simply the printed version in PDF format. To me, the ideal size for a tablet (when a printed PDF) is a 5.5" wide x 8.5" high layout (like the Topical Time).

I read a lot of digitial books on a tablet and eventually got use to the pinch and zoom method to read. It becomes second nature but it took a while to get into the groove.

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ScottEnglish

09 Nov 2023
02:22:21pm

re: APS $35 digital AP membership

The current magazine reader is a bit clunky. We're implementing a new reader (Issuu) that will have a test run in December and fully implemented in January. We prefer the mobile responsiveness and it gives us more eCommerce options. I can read single pages on my phone or tablet and it's flip style instead of page slide.

We decided to make the change in concert with lowering the digital membership and the launch of StampEd in February.

I just wanted to provide that information for those considering what option to take on the renewal.

Scott

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DavidG

APS member since 2004
10 Nov 2023
06:32:17pm

re: APS $35 digital AP membership

I'll stick with the paper version of The AP. That and the ATA's Topical Time.

I'll be a 20-year APS member, andwhen I renew my membership in December.

David Giles
Ottawa, Canada

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Al
Collector, Moderator
11 Nov 2023
06:01:51am

re: APS $35 digital AP membership

It is good you have choices.

I had suggested to the AP editor to publish some of the "Articles of Distinction" to the AP but she demurred. I believe the newly announced StampEd would be a perfect place to published. The clubs and affiliates are often publishing some of the lighter articles. From what I have seen, the AP will continue in themed approach.

The 2024 AP Editorial program.

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