Windows Secrets Gives Away Paid Subscriptions for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 – myITforum.com
SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – December 17, 2008) – The Windows Secrets Newsletter, a technology publication focused on Microsoft's Windows operating system, announced today that it will offer new readers free 3-month subscriptions just in time for the holidays. The promotion will run through December 31 and allows new subscribers to access editorial content that was previously available only through paid subscriptions.
The Windows Secrets Newsletter features expert advice from such well-known industry writers as Fred Langa, the former editor of Byte Magazine; Ian "Gizmo" Richards, the former author of the Support Alert Newsletter; and Woody Leonhard, the co-author of several books on Windows. The newsletter is currently offered as two versions; a free version and a longer, fee-based edition. The fee is based on a sliding scale and ranges anywhere from $10 to $100, allowing readers to choose how much they wish to contribute. Through the end of the year, people who visit http://WindowsSecrets.com/holidaygift will be able to sign up for the paid newsletter at no charge.
Brian Livingston, the Windows Secrets Newsletter's editorial director and co-author of 11 books on Microsoft software, says the free gift was inspired by the sluggish economy and subscriber requests. "Every year, subscribers ask me how to give Windows Secrets to their friends and colleagues as a gift," he explains. "So this year, we set up a Web address that's open to the public. Anyone can e-mail this address to people who need tricks for getting the most out of Windows. Making it free puts it at a price that even Microsoft can't beat."
About Windows Secrets
Seattle-based WindowsSecrets.com publishes a free, weekly e-mail newsletter and a longer version available for a fee determined by the user. Published since 2003, the newsletter reveals tips and tricks to get the most out of Microsoft Windows. Employing six full-time staff members, WindowsSecrets.com also publishes the work of several contributing editors, including Ryan Russell, Mark Joseph Edwards, and Susan Bradley. For more information, visit www.WindowsSecrets.com.