When to expect my first issues?
Your first magazine will start arriving within 6 to 16 weeks after we
receive your order, it does depend on the the magazine published frequency and the publisher's schedule.
Once you've placed an order, it takes one to two weeks for your subscription to
be received and scheduled by the publisher. Your subscription is then added to
the publisher's next production cycle and shipped via standard mail.
Because most magazines are printed months in advance, and each printing is pre-allocated
only to the amount of subscribers at the actual time of printing. Thus, an order
received in September might actually commence in December, as September's issues
were already printed back in July. There is very little difference in the processing
time whether one orders directly through the publisher, or through a subscription agent,
And this is why Subscriber A takes 7 weeks whilst Subscriber B takes 12 weeks to get the same subscription.
If your monthly subscription was ordered and received by the publisher in November,
and the December issue has already shipped in the middle of November,
your order may be added to the January mailing.
Please be assured that these are the USA magazine standard industry lead times, although
it can vary from publisher to publisher. The actual delivery date of your first issue will
depend on when the next issue is scheduled to be distributed by the publisher and how frequently
the magazine you've ordered is published, although our system does allow the fastest
Rest assured, your subscription starts when you receive your first issue--not when you place
your order. If you subscribed for 12 issues, you will receive all 12.
Some magazines are not published according to a regular schedule, nor can their publishers
always promise in advance when the next issue will be available.
Rest assured that if you place an order for such a magazine, you will receive new issues
as soon as they are available.
If you have not received your subscription within the expected time frame, please contact