I’ve read the recent email thread on print magazine subscriptions with interest; like many of you, I waffle between wanting to honour this format while aiming to ensure budget dollars are well spent.
I’ve felt particularly guilty as we ordered not 1 but 2 magazine cabinets for our renovated library in 2015 (prognostication not on point). Moving them has helped, but we really need to see more traffic to justify renewing subscriptions.
And then we had a thought. The kids always seem shocked to realize that they can lift the lids to find issues – what if we just left the lids open? So we did. And they’ve attracted more attention so far this week than they have all year.
Go figure. Shame it took us so long to figure it out…..