We went to the press later this year in order to capture all of the player transfers up to June 15th. We will be by far the most up-to-date magazine in the country.
When covid hit last year we were forced to complete the magazine a lot later than usual. We learned that by only printing 1 version of the cover (the national) our turnaround time from the press to getting the magazine into your hands went from a usual 2-3 weeks to just 1 week! That means not only do our customers get the magazine earlier but so do the distributors. We could even start shipping out the magazines as early as Friday the 18th! Stay posted to my Twitter account @PhilSteele042 and I will show you a picture the second the first magazines come off the press.
This year Learfield IMG is taking over the printing and distribution of the magazine making it even more efficient. As soon as the first magazines come off the press they will start shipping and we will no longer have to wait the extra 2 to 3 days for the truck to arrive at our office. We originally thought we would start shipping the magazines out June 23rd but it could be as early as June 18th! Unlike last year when we used the postal system and things got delayed this year we are using FedEx express so you should receive your magazine within 1 to 2 days not 3 to 10!
If you would like to order a copy of the 2021 Phil Steele College Football Preview you can get one right here by clicking this link and it will take you directly to Learfield IMG’s online store Order Now. There you can either order the printed, digital or both versions of the 2021 magazine.
This year as i mentioned we will only have one Cover and here it is. The 2021 Magazines will be on sale exclusively at Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. If you’re used to getting them at other outlets they will not be there this year. Click on the store link above and find the closest one in your area. Last year we learned this is a much more efficient system for us and the customer and we are extremely pleased with our exclusive agreement with Barnes & Noble. We expect the magazines to hit store shelves by July 4th, but once again I will keep you updated on my Twitter account on exactly when they are available and you will start seeing pictures from the different Barnes & Noble Stores.
We spent 7 1/2 months working on this magazine and I talked to approximately 110 of the head coaches this year which was a new record. I hope you’re as excited about the 2021 magazine as I am.
Looking forward to a great 2021 College Football Season!