Juiced.GS has several business practices that make us unique. One is that our subscriptions follow the calendar year: instead of starting when you subscribe, they begin in March of the year you've subscribed to. Although not an industry-standard model, synchronizing everyone's subscriptions makes them easier to manage — which is especially important when the magazine's editorial staff, publisher, sales & advertising team, and circulation department are all just one person!

We have another practice that was also intended to make life easier, but over time, has had just the opposite effect: we've never charged shipping fees on our back issues, instead selling them at a flat rate to all customers, regardless of where they live. This policy was created twenty years ago to avoid the complexity of calculating and charging rates based on weight and destination.

However, postage rates have increased faster than production costs, to the point where shipping internationally is now a break-even ordeal at best. And with last year's introduction of the Opus ][ product line, we're shipping more products than ever before. Fortunately, with the rise in popularity of e-commerce, as well as our transition last year to the WooCommerce platform, it's become easier to anticipate and calculate those shipping fees.

USPS logoTherefore, beginning today, all tangible, non-subscription products will incur USPS shipping fees in addition to their base value. Annual subscriptions will continue to be charged a flat fee based on their destination. For all other products, whether you live in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, or elsewhere, separate shipping costs will be itemized, displayed, and charged during checkout. Back issues, bundles, Opus ][, and Friends for Life are all affected; subscriptions, Concentrates, disk images, and PDFs are not.

Since we previously included the cost of domestic shipping in our prices, we're compensating for this change by lowering the price of our bundles. We've even discounted the PDF editions proportionately. Whether you want first six volumes in the Early Years, the next four volumes in the Middle Years, or the latest 11 volumes in The Modern Years, you can now get these issues at their lowest non-sale price ever.

We apologize for the need to pass these costs along to you, our loyal customers, but we hope that years of online commerce have acquainted you with the practice of being charged for shipping. If you miss our old way of doing things, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter, where we'll occasionally offer coupons for free shipping.

Thank you for your patience and support. We look forward to serving you in 2017!

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 4 (Dec 2016)

This issue features coverage of Apple II Festival France; an interview with Italian programmer Daniele Liverani; reviews of the 4soniq sound card from Manila Gear, the classic stealth game Castle Wolfenstein, and a stage production based on The Oregon Trail; a tutorial for finding and interviewing historical figures in the computer industry; a guide to buying and selling on eBay; a day in the life of an Apple II consultant; and much, much more!

Check out this issue's index for full details, as well as links to online resources for more related content.

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November 7, 2016 · Comments Off on John Brooks of ProDOS v2.4 on Open Apple

When the September issue of Juiced.GS shipped, it featured a fast-breaking story: an interview with John Brooks, who just that month had released ProDOS v2.4, the first update to the operating system since Apple's last official release on May 6, 1993. In the interview, which was recorded on Sunday, September 18, Brooks and Juiced.GS editor Ken Gagne discussed the impetus for this update; why it's called v2.4 and not v2.0.4; how this 8-bit operating system benefits 16-bit Apple II users; the potential for copyright infringement; the significance of its release in a year that also saw the debut of Windows 10 and iOS 10; and much, much more. The conversation ran a half-hour long and was published as a 4.5-page, 3,627-word transcript.

ProDOS 8

Like many Apple II users, the staff of Juiced.GS never throws anything away. Though the magazine is available in hardcopy only, it seemed a waste to let the original audio recording of Brooks' interview sit unheard in our vault. So, with Brooks' permission and in collaboration with Quinn Dunki and Mike Maginnis, an excerpt of that interview can now be heard in episode #64 of the Open Apple podcast:

Knowing that both Juiced.GS readers and Open Apple listeners alike would benefit from an easy-to-remember Web address at which to find Brooks' updated ProDOS, we registered this URL, which will always point to the latest ProDOS release at Call-A.P.P.L.E.:

http://prodos8.com/

Open Apple's excerpt represents ten minutes, or one-third, of the entire discussion between Brooks and Gagne. To learn more about Brooks' work and methodology with ProDOS, pick up the September 2016 issue of Juiced.GS!

September 28, 2016 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 3 (September 2016)

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 3 (Sep 2016)
This issue features Carrington Vanston's coverage of KansasFest 2016; an interview with John Brooks of ProDOS v2.4; behind the scenes with the programmers of Nox Archaist and Kaverns of Kfest; reviews of the 4play multiplayer expansion card and the Oregon Trail card game; and much, much more!

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July 22, 2016 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS continues in 2017

JULY 22, 2016 — KANSAS CITY, MO — Juiced.GS, the world's last remaining and longest-running Apple II print publication, will live up to subscribers' expectations by publishing its 22nd volume in 2017.

"For Juiced.GS to publish each year requires three components: writers, readers, and content," reflected publisher and editor-in-chief Ken Gagne. "Our community is strong in all three: the submission policy we unveiled last July has introduced us to many new writers; the 'automatic renewal' feature we introduced last December has allowed subscribers to vote with their wallets for the continued existence of Juiced.GS; and we have so much content that, last September, we published our first-ever 28-page issue. Juiced.GS in 2017? How can we say no?"

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly print issues in 2017 at $19 for customers in the United States, $24 in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international. Subscriptions and renewals are available immediately.

Juiced.GS has continuously evolved to serve the Apple II community, introducing such innovations as full-color and variant covers, 5.25" floppy disks, social media presences, and a relationship with vendor The Byte Works to sell Opus ][. All these offerings are in support of our mainstay: a quarterly magazine filled with original articles and features, including news, reviews, how-tos, and interviews.

Upcoming issues of Juiced.GS will include coverage of KansasFest 2016 and Apple II Festival France; reviews of the 4play and 4soniq expansion cards; programming tutorials from 6502 Workshop, the developers of Nox Archaist; a retrocomputing enthusiast's guide to eBay; a review of accessibility tools and features for the Apple II; and much, much more!

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