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If you would like us to carry your magazine send a sample copy to the attention of Joseph Massey, the periodical buyer with a cover letter that provides us with the following basic information, if available:
If you are new publisher and have not yet published your first issue, then it will suffice to send us a brief description of your magazine in place of a physical copy. Other publishers, particularly ones located abroad, can similarly notify us of their magazine ahead of, or instead, of mailing sample copies, so as to accelerate the review process. As a rule we only carry magazines and journals although in rare instances we may make exception for other types of products such as books or calendars that we believe are salable and conform to our handling requirements.
To fit into our system a magazine or other product needs to be issued periodically and credit has to be extended for all unsold units, which do not have to be returned intact or whole copy to be eligible for credit. The periodical nature of magazines automatically cues dealers to return older issues upon receiving newer ones. This enables us to tabulate sales for an expired issue in a reasonable lag period after it has gone off-sale since we can be assured of receiving most of our returns. In addition we can close our books on an expired issue with our publishers without worrying about additional returns that may trickle back to us later. This is because the newer issue will offer us a new line of credit that will more than offset the value of late returns. Our dealers will only order magazines for which they can return the front cover rather than the whole copy as this is the method of returns handling that applies to all the magazine they order and they do not want to make an exception. It is also expensive for them to ship back whole copy returns. For this reason we cannot abide by a whole copy return requirement with our publishers.