From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.
After months of discussion, exploring possible alternatives, debate, and heartache, we have come to the difficult decision to phase out the printed edition of the Gypsy Journal. As we have shared with our readers in the last few months, rising printing, and especially mailing, costs have reached the point that we are making less than four cents for every printed issue we send out.
Actually, that figure is just based upon the cost of printing the paper, getting it shipped to us from our printer, and paying for envelopes and postage. It does not include the cost of fuel to pick up the paper from the shipping company or to take the stuffed envelopes to the post office or any of our other expenses. Factor that in and we are losing money. Obviously, no company can afford to do that indefinitely.
As a result, starting with this issue, we will no longer be accepting new or renewal subscriptions to the printed version of the paper. Only for our digital issue. We will continue to publish the printed issue until sometime next year to fulfill the bulk of our printed subscriptions. When the time comes to discontinue the printed edition, any remaining subscriptions will be transitioned to our digital edition, or we will issue a prorated refund on any issues still left on a subscription, at the customer’s preference.
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