StankDawg

Free trade magazine subscriptions and more

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I have been working with a company that handles trade magazine subscriptions and they allowed me to extend the offer of free trade magazines on to my users. This offer was initially only available to donors but is now being expanded to all registered BinRev forum members! Subscribe to the BinRev Donors group for access to offers like this and more advanced content!

Basically, these trade magazines want to boost readership so that they can make money by charging advertisers more to advertise in their magazines. They seem to accept most people without too many requirements and some of them are quite good as you have heard me mention on BRR over the years. They also offer some whitepapers and some of them looked pretty interesting. They DO NOT approve everyone for everything. I got turned out for several items, so do not be surprised or upset if you do not qualify.

They will obviously need your name and address to send the magazine so you will be dropping your docs to this company, BUT It is important to note a couple of things about that topic:

1) *I* do not have access to any of that information! We just send them the hits and they do all of the processing, I do not see any of your personal information.

2) I did the courtesy of reading their privacy policy to make sure that I am comfortable with it before I would offer this to you all. Their privacy policy looks clean.

I also have some other tips, just as a concerned privacy advocate:

1) They ask for an email address to confirm the registration and/or to send renewals when the time comes. Use a WH4F disposable email address if you want or create a SPAM only yahoo/gmail account! Basically, they send you emails a few times per month about topics that relate to their offerings.

2) Some ask for a phone number. Especially for the whitepapers. They probably WILL call you and try to turn it into a sale thinking that you are interested. Give them a VMB number somewhere and let them dump messages into it unless you want to speak with them personally.

3) Be careful with the forms themselves, they can try to be tricky sometimes. They have checkboxes about joining their OTHER mailing list, or getting other information. IF you do not want this, READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY! Some of them say to CHECK the box to OPT-OUT while others say to CHECK the box to OPT-IN. Sometimes they even mix them up on the same page. Read them carefully!

I should also disclose that BinRev does get a kickback for any referrals, *but* THIS IS NOT THE REASON FOR DOING THIS! We will not make very much from these. I just like the idea of getting free information. Some of these magazines are great and I would have done this with or without kickbacks from the company. The kickbacks are just bonus. ;) So you can help us out by submitting for some of the magazines and whitepapers that you see on the page. Some of us who are already familiar with some of these publications will post in this thread with some recommendations.

The site is: http://binrev.tradepub.com/

Please post anything that look interesting in this thread, which will remain pinned at the top of this forum for a while.

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Here are some specific magazines that I already subscribe to and enjoy:

Oracle magazine: http://binrev.tradepub.com/free/orm/

E-week: http://binrev.tradepub.com/free/ew/

Database Trends: http://binrev.tradepub.com/free/dbta/

SC Magazine: http://binrev.tradepub.com/free/scmg/

Here are some gemneral categories/sections that might be of interest to us:

InfoSec: http://binrev.tradepub.com/?pt=cat&page=Infosec

Internet: http://binrev.tradepub.com/?pt=cat&page=Inet

Computers: http://binrev.tradepub.com/?pt=cat&page=Comp

Engineering: http://binrev.tradepub.com/?pt=cat&page=Eng

IT: http://binrev.tradepub.com/?pt=cat&page=Info

IT Data Management: http://binrev.tradepub.com/?pt=cat&page=Infodm

IT Software & Development: http://binrev.tradepub.com/?pt=cat&page=Infosoft

Network & Communications: http://binrev.tradepub.com/?pt=cat&page=Net

Please note that many of these offers are available outside of the US! Most are US/Canada, but many are available to other countries as well.

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OK, I've received my third hard copy of the monthly Oracle magazine this week which is cool, and will apply for the others when I have time.

I'll list the one's I apply for, and if/when I receive the copies I'll post details in this post, edit function allowing.

Bear in mind I'm in the UK, so if any are not available here, that's what I'll post.

Applied for today:

NASA Tech Briefs - (pdf by email delivery)

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^BUMP^

This thread has been pulled from the donors only section and made public. I have updated the first post to explain what it is all about, so please check it out.

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Sweet! I just got done signing up for InformationWeek. Cant wait for my first issues

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Unfortunately, I'm getting a service unavailable message on the subscriptions:

"Due to the overwhelming response (emphasis added), we apologize that this offer is temporarily unavailable."

Fortunately, the sections you listed below that are working. Some funny listings though. In the security section, there's this article: "How To Design a Solar-Powered Computing Device." Probably should be in Computers, Construction, or IT general. Maybe the solar-powered PC fits into their Business Continuity Planning... or maybe not. B) Plenty good whitepapers in there though.

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Unfortunately, I'm getting a service unavailable message on the subscriptions:

"Due to the overwhelming response (emphasis added), we apologize that this offer is temporarily unavailable."

Fortunately, the sections you listed below that are working. Some funny listings though. In the security section, there's this article: "How To Design a Solar-Powered Computing Device." Probably should be in Computers, Construction, or IT general. Maybe the solar-powered PC fits into their Business Continuity Planning... or maybe not. B) Plenty good whitepapers in there though.

I didn't have that problem, although, I never received any magazine...

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i signed up for a bunch but they opted to not send any lols.

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i signed up for a bunch but they opted to not send any lols.

Did you send your resume? That might change your luck.

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i signed up for a bunch but they opted to not send any lols.

Did you send your resume? That might change your luck.

neh but im in highschool so i doubt anything i could write on one would help me get like military/it/science mags.

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Stank, I just ordered a bunch of magazines and white papers for delivery to our hacker space. I described our organization as an educational institution and myself as a department manager (both of which are pretty much true) but I got email responses from several of the magazines saying I do not fit their qualifications.

Are there any tricks you can offer for filling out the request forms that will increase our likelihood of receiving these publications?

Edited by Colonel Panic
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I signed up for a bunch of trade magazines too and ended up getting most of them.

Maybe it helps if you have a business?

I even got the professional carwashing and detailing magazine but the best one so far is NASA Tech Briefs.

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very awesome i will check this out as soon as i get home

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since the thread has been revived... anyone know of any decent free, trade magazines that are in print (not online/digital)

since telephony changed to connected planet it has now stopped making a print magazine - call me old school but i prefer my tech magazines in print...

mostly i am interested in magazines for the telecom industry - pots, voip, etc...

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