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10-29-2010 03:44 AM

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For those that may not have known – Wood magazine has a free digital version of their magazine.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 03:46 AM

I guess you have to be a subscriber to get the free digital version? it keeps asking me to login…

A little more research showed this:

  • Browse our titles and click the look inside button to preview any magazine FREE
  • If you are a print subscriber, you have full access to your digital issues FREE. Just click the current print subscriber button to verify your subscription
  • Not a current subscriber? Click the purchase options button to get full access

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 03:54 AM

I do not have a subscription to their print edition, ( if I do I haven’t gotten a copy in at least 6 months) but I do get email etc from them and that was what I used to login (email address and my password for the email subscription) It told me at first that I did not have a subscription but I clicked on the my stuff tab, then the subscriptions button on the left. I am able to read the current issue?? I have not looked at any other issue yet. Maybe it is a glitch in my favor?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 03:58 AM

I can’t get access at all…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 04:06 AM

Sorry about that guys, I didn’t mean to get everyone excited. I wanted to share what seems to be working for me.

glivingston – You should check with the subscription dept, it sounds like they are not recognizing you? (email address etc?)
I pasted the content of the email I received below, it does look like you have to be a subscriber or pay $22.00 for the digital version.
I am going to have to check with the subscription dept too and find out why I am not getting my print version. I thought it had run out months ago!

Now our overseas friends can get WOOD magazine with no shipping costs! Check out the
all-digital version of WOOD Magazine at
Click on the “View Special Price” button on the right side of the
screen to get the digital-only version of WOOD for $22 US per year.

If you already subscribe to the magazine, your digital subscription is a free
bonus. At, create an account by entering your
e-mail address (so we can let you know when the latest digital issue is
available), and a password of your choice. Check the box to agree to the terms
of use, then “Create Account.” On the next screen, fill in your name and
address, check all three boxes (you can easily opt out of those later), and
click “Submit.”

Now watch your e-mail for a message from WOOD Magazine, and click on the “Read It Now” button in that e-mail.
You’ll now see the current digital issue of WOOD
on your screen, and continue to get the free digital issues as long as you
remain a print subscriber.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 06:45 AM

Got it.

Have to agree to a bit of spam to get there, but they promise that you can later unsubscribe to the marketing materials.

I kinda’ like this. I get to enlarge it ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 10-29-2010 02:53 PM

Sounds like Wood is getting rid of their printed issues and going electronic. Wouldn’t be surprised if all magazines will go electronic before long.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#7 posted 10-29-2010 03:44 PM

Thank you Dez! I didn’t know I had free access to their online mags with a mag subscription…unlike FWW :(

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#8 posted 10-29-2010 06:29 PM

NBeener – It is kinda cool, you can clip and save or email parts of it.

Greg – I can’t blame them in some ways, it takes a lot of readers to make money at the prices they charge (not that I think that what they want is cheap!) There is always a fair amount of pressure to do away with paper products like magazines etc as being harmful to the environment – as if plastics and the production of electricity are greener than renewable wood?

Eric – You are welcome. I noticed that about FWW, in this case Wood definitely one-upped them!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#9 posted 10-30-2010 09:45 AM

I don’t blame them as it makes sense in this day and age. They can reach more people this way and theres no getting magazines that are damaged in the mail. I’ve had to contact a couple of subscriptions in the past for new replacement copies. I don’t blame them either.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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