I'm moving -- how can
I advise you of an address change?
want you to miss a single issue of Mystery
News so please mail address changes to
us at the address below or click on the link to email us: Address
How can I tell when my
subscription will expire?
The mailing label on your envelope will contain a code for your subscription's
expiration date in the format "EXP NNn" where NN
is the Volume number and n is the issue number. So EXP 246 means
that a subscription will expire with Volume 24 Issue 6 (Dec/Jan 2007).
We will also send a renewal notice around the time your last issue is
mailed. And you can email
us to find out when your subscription expires.
Can I pay for a subscription
by credit card? We're sorry,
but credit card processing service is just too expensive. We accept
checks and money orders by mail, or you can use PayPal on our
Subscriptions page or by sending a PayPal payment
I love Mystery News...why
can't it be a monthly? We
love publishing Mystery News, but
regrettably we both still have more-than-full-time jobs that pay the
bills. And families and friends that we like to spend time with. We
both still love to read and Lynn is a weaver and Chris is a crossword
Why does it take so long
for you to cash my check?
It generally takes 6 - 10 weeks for us to get subscriptions entered
and checks to the bank. Why? See the previous answer. For the last few
years, both our day jobs have involved a lot of travel that has affected
our ability to respond as quickly as we'd like to. We also are geographically
challenged -- Lynn is in IL and I am in NY. All of our mail goes to
our main office in Illinois, while subscriptions are processed in New
York. So Lynn batches up the business mail to send to me in NY once
or twice a month and it takes me additional time to do the processing.
We are a library -- why
are we are receiving extra copies of Mystery News?
Since before our time, there has been a long-standing
policy of providing US public and school libraries with 3 copies of
each issue of Mystery News
for the regular subscription price.
Why don't you publish
more/fewer paperback/hardback cozy/hardboiled reviews/previews/interviews?
Hmmmm, we hear variations on this one all
the time -- we do our best to maintain a balance.
I didn't get my Mystery
News, what should I do? You
should get your paper towards the end of each even-numbered month. If
you haven't received it, we suggest you first check the web site. If
the paper will be late (and we really make an effort to make sure it's
on time), there will be an explanation on the home page. You should
check the What's New? page
next. I always post a blurb when we mail a new issue, with info on the
contents. Once in a while there's a problem with the post office and
an issue goes astray. If that seems likely, email
us and I'll put another copy in the mail. If you've moved recently,
make sure we have your correct new address.
Got a question
we haven't answered here? Please email
Chris. Due to day job travel, it may take a week or so for a reply.
News is a 36-page tabloid-style paper,
published every 2 months (in the middle of each even-numbered month). Each
issue features 3-5 interviews and articles, 2-4 columns on a variety
of mystery-related subjects, about 70-80 reviews and dozens of previews
of upcoming mysteries. We also include a convention calendar in each
issue. Black Raven Press started publication in August 1997, with Volume
15, Issue 4 of Mystery News.
additional information about Black Raven Press or Mystery News,
contact Chris Aldrich by e-mail at: email@example.com or
fax us at 847-541-4749. Find us on the web at www.blackravenpress.com.
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