August 29, 2012 · Comments Off on Completing the Juiced.GS collection

About this time a year ago, collections of Juiced.GS back issues were donated to museums and institutions around the world for archiving and distribution. Although at the time Juiced.GS had published 63 issues, we were able to donate only 39 of them, as the first six years of Juiced.GS had gone out of print.

In the time since then, the third and current publisher of Juiced.GS received from the magazine's founder the original masters used to produce the initial print run of those six volumes. We handed them over to the Apple II community member with the best reputation for producing high-quality digital reproductions of print material: Juiced.GS staff writer Mike Maginnis of Apple II Scans. Using those masters, Maginnis created PDFs suitable for physical reproduction, bringing Juiced.GS's first 24 issues back into print.

Those hardcopy issues have now been shipped to the organizations that had previously received the magazine's more recent volumes, completing their collections. All 66 issues of Juiced.GS to date are now available from these institutions and will be for as long as their hosts continue to exist.

Although Juiced.GS still sees a long and healthy future for our role in the Apple II print industry, we are heartened to know that every issue we will publish and have published will leave an indelible mark in the history of the Apple II, courtesy the work of these generous curators and preservationists.

July 24, 2012 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS in 2013, wall calendar, and digital back issues

Juiced.GS invites readers to enjoy another year of the longest-running Apple II print publication, with subscriptions now being offered for the magazine's 18th consecutive year.

"Every issue of Juiced.GS presents me as editor with a wonderful dilemma: choosing which stories will fit into our pages," says Ken Gagne. "There is so much happening in the Apple II world, from hardware and software to media and events, that we're never left with blank pages. The only way to cover it all is to continue publishing for another year."

The 2013 volume's four issues are available for $19 for United States subscribers, and $27 for international. New this year is a $24 price tier for subscribers in Canada and Mexico, as well as a "lifetime" subscription that creates a recurring, annual payment to Juiced.GS, automatically renewing your subscription for as long as Juiced.GS exists. (Lifetime subscriptions are an experimental feature that will be removed from the store in late September 2012.)

Juiced.GS 2013 calendarRetrocomputing enthusiasts who want more reasons to celebrate the new year can also order a 2013 wall calendar featuring photos and screenshots from the pages of Juiced.GS, many of them seen here in full color for the first time. Its 12 months also feature over a hundred dates of significance to Apple II users, including but not limited to Apple Computer Inc.'s founding to the discontinuation of the Apple IIe; the birthdays of Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ryan Suenaga; the launch dates of podcasts Open Apple, 1 MHz, and RetroMacCast; and geek dates such as π Day, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the premiere of the new Star Trek movie. Calendars cost $15, which includes shipping.

Juiced.GS: The Early Years BundleFinally, for Juiced.GS readers who are as interested in the history of the machine as they are the future, the first 24 issues of Juiced.GS are back in print for the first time in over a decade. These six volumes are available in hardcopy and digital editions, as individual volumes ($16 shipped / $12 downloaded) or a bundle ($84 shipped within the USA / $99 shipped internationally / $64 downloaded).

"Juiced.GS balances looking back at the legacy of the Apple II while covering and anticipating the next major milestone," says Ken Gagne. "With products that span nearly two decades, Juiced.GS is perfectly positioned to continue serving the community for years to come."