Some of you likely already know this. But for those who don't, we're lucky to have the editor of K&A Magazine as a member here, Wavemaker
This year seems to be a really bad one if you need to ship anything out of the UK or Germany in particular. I've only received 3 of my 6 Amiga Addict magazines (2 are totally missing at sea). I also shipped a nearly-priceless Rejuvenator to Germany 6 weeks ago and it is still "in transit" which is making me a nervous wreck. In other words, if you're having to deal with shipping in either direction to those two countries right now, you're really rolling the dice and the House always wins.
Meanwhile, I shipped a package to Batteman, located in France, and he got it in about 10 days.
Well guess what? The folks in Poland have a solid shipping system, too. Frustrated about my Amiga Addict magazine's situation, I sent off for issue 18 of Wavemaker's K&A Plus Magazine
after reading his posts here about it.
I know he provided lots of details before, but I wanted to let folks who might be on the fence to know this magazine is very high quality
and worth the cash. My first issue arrived yesterday, and I was blown away.
First, it came extremely
well packaged and protected. It was shipped in a parcel envelope, of course, but had been placed between two sheets of cardboard to help it maintain its shape. And the magazine was put inside its own individual plastic sleeve protector. Since I got the floppy disk version there was a third
piece of cardboard carefully placed in the middle of the book (and placed inside yet another separate plastic bag) to help prevent the disk from ever being bent or warped or damaged from possible moisture.
It was the most well cared for shipping of a new magazine I've seen, with the only other possible exception being Heavy Metal magazine which also does a very nice job. Very impressive stuff that made it a no-brainer for me to look at getting more issues in the future even though I'm half way around the world from the source.
Take a look at the quality of the paper, the layout designs and the depth of the articles, too.
My only possible complaint is due to my own greed: I wish this was a monthly magazine! I think I'll be looking to see what they might have in stock for back issues and try to get my fix that way in the meantime. These mags are densely packed, so that would keep me busy for a very long time.