The December "issue"

  kev.Ifty 00:16 20 Oct 2004
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Something that has puzzled me. Apology's if this is an "old" subject.

Why are Magazines dated so far in advance?

I can understand having the November issue available in October, but why December?

Season Greetings.

Kev.

  Sapins 10:20 20 Oct 2004

It is a puzzle isn't it? especially as the information in them is generally out of date!

Happy Easter,

Regards,

Sapins.

  Forum Editor 17:34 20 Oct 2004

crops up with monotonous regularity, and the answer's always the same.

When all magazines are published on the last day of the month they can all carry the next month's issue date. Until then it's a savagely competitive market, and the current method of dating magazines will continue. It would be a brave magazine publisher who went against the convention.

I picked up a copy of PC Pro the other day - it's also the December issue.

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