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A Simplified Renewal Cycle

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A Simplified Renewal Cycle

If you work in a public library, most likely you are approaching the time of year that your library works on the renewals for your magazine and periodical subscriptions.  For school libraries, many of you are hustling making last minute preparations before summer.   It’s the natural time in the subscription cycle to reevaluate your collection and make additions and deletions to what you currently subscribe to.  When I worked with another subscription vendor I was constantly asked the question ...

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What Libraries Should Expect From Their Subscription Agent

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What Libraries Should Expect From Their Subscription Agent

Expectations.  They are a crazy thing.  Unless clearly communicated, expectations are often one sided.  In today’s world of  a “I have to have it NOW” mentality, we all know that sometimes expectations are clearly close to impossible to meet.  I have even witnessed this in a library when a patron went to the circulation desk and had to wait for 3 people to check-out before they did.  The impatience was almost humorous because of the way they over exaggerated their ...

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5 Ways We Are Different Than Other Magazine Subscription Agents

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5 Ways We Are Different Than Other Magazine Subscription Agents

Recently I was out visiting a library prospect, speaking with them about changing their magazine subscriptions over to our service, when I was ask to differentiate ourselves from the other subscription services.  She said “Tell me 5 ways you are different than the other subscription agents.”  I absolutely love it when I am asked to do something like this because it gives me permission to brag about our company!  And as soon as she asked this, I immediately knew the ...

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10 Ways We Make Managing Your Library’s Magazine Subscriptions Easier

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10 Ways We Make Managing Your Library’s Magazine Subscriptions Easier

Simply put, a magazine subscription agency exists for one reason and that is to make managing your library’s subscriptions easier.  We are in business to take the tasks associated with managing your periodical subscriptions and handle them for your library.  In order to actually make that happen, there are hundreds of details that have to be carried out with precision and accuracy.   The old saying “Be like a duck.  Stay calm on the surface but paddle like crazy underneath” comes ...

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Top Magazine Titles For Public Libraries

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Top Magazine Titles For Public Libraries

 

We often get asked if we can provide a list of frequently ordered magazine titles for public libraries.  So last year we compiled a list of those titles.  As a magazine subscription agent who is dedicated to serving public libraries with all of their magazine needs, we work with publishers on a daily basis to make certain we have updated pricing, bibliographic details, descriptions, graphics and stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest.

This is a list of the most commonly ...

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9 Ways Your Library Can Keep Magazine Cost Under Control in 2013

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9 Ways Your Library Can Keep Magazine Cost Under Control in 2013

 

Magazine subscriptions continually go up – and from what I can see, magazine budgets continue to decrease.  So every library needs to make certain they are getting the most out of their magazine budget and providing the most relevant and cost effective content for their patrons.  Since Rivistas Subscription Services focuses on public libraries and school libraries, this post will revolve around print magazine subscriptions for libraries.

Here are some of my suggestions for managing costs for your magazine collection.

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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions About Rivistas Subscription Services

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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions About Rivistas Subscription Services

How Can I Get A Quote For The Magazines I Order?

We make getting a quote on your magazine subscriptions very easy! Whether you are a school library or a public library, we have the titles you are looking for and do our best to offer our magazine titles at very competitive prices.  In order to get a price quote, we simply need a listing of the titles you subscribe to.  Most libraries send us a current renewal form or an ...

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The 5 Top Fashion Magazine Picks for Middle & High School Girls

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The 5 Top Fashion Magazine Picks for Middle & High School Girls

When I was in middle school, I went to the public library with my mom every Thursday afternoon. I’d come home with stacks of books piled into my backpack. Favorite authors included Madeleine L’Engle, Jodi Picoult, and (of course) J.K. Rowling. I absolutely loved reading.

But, like a lot of preteen girls, I also wanted to feel more mature. I wanted more than just books to keep my interest (though I have remained a voracious reader to this day). My sisters ...

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Top 25 Library Blogs

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Top 25 Library Blogs

 

This post is from an article I wrote that was published in Library Work’s “INFOcus.”

Top 25 Library Blots

In June of 2012, Mashable Social Media published an infographic that had some staggering numbers about how much content is published to the web every single minute.  WordPress has 347 new blog posts published every single minute.  571 new websites are created every minute. Instagram users share 3,600 new photos every minute.  Tumblr blog owners publish 27,778 posts every ...

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An Introduction To Rivistas Subscription Services

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An Introduction To Rivistas Subscription Services

We’ve been knocking out webinars about Rivistas Subscription Services right and left!  One of the questions we always get asked is if we have the presentations recorded so they can be viewed on demand, so we decided to record our introduction webinar and make it available on demand.  So this is it!

As a magazine and periodical subscription agent for public libraries and school libraries, we want to provide the best magazine service on the market.  So sit back and enjoy ...

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