There were rumours some time ago that Fine Books Magazine was scaling down its operations and moving to an On-Line version. I received an email today from the magazine that explained the following.
As you may have read on the Fine Books web site, we have made changes to Fine Books & Collections that affect your subscription.
Beginning this month, the magazine's bi-monthly print schedule will change to an annual Fine Books & Collections Compendium -- a deluxe edition of the magazine that will include our best columnists, feature articles, a directory of the industry, and more.
Because you are a current active subscriber, you will receive the Compendium as part of your subscription to Fine Books & Collections. The Compendium is valued at $14.95 annually, but even if you have less than that remaining on your subscription, you will receive the premier issue at no additional cost.
We have valued your readership, and we hope to have you as a reader for years to come.
In addition to this change, Fine Books & Collections will launch a monthly e-letter that will feature the very best writing on book collecting. All of your favorites will be included -- Nicholas Basbanes, Derek Hayes on maps, Ian McKay on auctions, and many others. The e-letter is free, so there is no additional charge.
As always, your subscription to Fine Books & Collections, including the Compendium, comes with a complete guarantee of your satisfaction. If we ever fail to engage your interests, you may always cancel for a full refund of your unused subscription fee.
If you have questions about your subscription, contact subscriber services at subscriber. firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for your readership.