|Spring Blog • June 12, 2015|
The Truck is here, Magazines are going out today!
The Official on sale date for my 2015 College Football Preview is July 1st. The first magazines must be sent to the distributor and then redistributed to the 6 national retailers where the magazine will be available. They are Barnes and Nobles, Books-a-Million, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Publix. The magazine is like receiving 128 media guides rolled into one and at 352 pages it has approximately twice as many pages as the competition and 3-4 times the amount of information.
We have brought in extra crew and have been shipping out the magazines since 8:00 AM this morning and will be making trips to the post office all day. Despite the high number of preorders my goal is to have all the magazines out of the office by the weekend with the majority of them out TODAY. We are sending them Priority Mail thru the Post Office. Priority Mail is not guaranteed delivery but it usually takes 3-5 business days so if you did order one in advance you can start checking your mailbox next week and should have the magazine in your hands well in advance of it hitting the book stores.
Three years ago we put the magazine on iTunes and it is up there right now. I have mentioned on my radio shows this year that if you buy the iTunes version now, there are actually multiple factors that make your magazine reading more beneficial. First of all you get the 2015 version in your hands in the next 10 minutes and can start studying up for the 2015 season. The second reason is that if you are like me and prefer a printed version, you can keep your printed version from getting dog eared and ripped up for a longer period of time. Once you get the printed version you can leave that at your home or office and use the iTunes version to carry around and that will result in less wear and tear on the magazine.
On Wednesday the Google Play version was made available. If you have an android device you can actually download that onto your computer making it even easier to use. To find out more about this click here.
Get a copy this Weekend at Cleveland Pizza Fest!
Finally if you want and need a hard copy in your hands THIS WEEKEND and you are in the Cleveland area, then you can get one. I will be making an appearance at the Cleveland Pizza Fest. This popular event will be held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio. I will be in the PHILSTEELE.COM SPORTS PAVILION on Saturday, June 13th from 1:00 to 6:00 ET and you can purchase my 2015 College Football Preview Magazine for just $12.99. Make sure to say hello, and if you’d like, I’d be happy to sign your copy. The weather for Saturday is scheduled to be a pleasant 70 degrees and sunny. The magazines will be available throughout the entire event starting tonight, Friday, June 12th at 5pm and finishing on Sunday, June 14th at 9pm. Just go to the Phil Steele Sports Pavilion. There is free parking and admission at the gate will be just $5 for Adults, $1 for Tweeners, & 12 and under are FREE! Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day. All current and former military personnel will receive free admission by showing their military ID. Read the Plain Dealer article from March 10th HERE or check out their website, http://clevelandpizzafest.com.