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Juiced.GS in 2015; more PDFs, CDs, prototypes & indices

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JULY 26, 2014 — KANSAS CITY, MO — Juiced.GS, the world’s last remaining and longest-running Apple II print publication, will mark an unprecedented milestone when it publishes its 20th volume in 2015.

“All areas of the Apple II community are enjoying remarkable growth — podcast consumption, hardware and software development, social media, and more,” observed Ken Gagne, editor and publisher of Juiced.GS. “Juiced.GS is no exception: our issues are bursting with submissions and are being mailed to more subscribers than we ever hoped for.”

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly issues in 2015 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: The Middle Years BundleWhile new issues of Juiced.GS will be available exclusively in print, the catalog of back issues available in PDF continues to grow. Volumes 7–10, edited by Ryan Suenaga and published by Syndicomm in 2002–2005, can now be purchased as PDFs — marking the first time in 13 years that Juiced.GS has released a previously hardcopy-only product in a digital format. These four volumes can be purchased collectively as The Middle Years Bundle, complementing the Early Years Bundle. Together, these two products represent ten years and 40 issues, or more than half the existing Juiced.GS library. Purchase both and get $20 off — or add the Modern Years Bundle for $40 off the total of all three.

While the Early Years Bundle contains the first six volumes as PDFs, Apple II-compatible GIFs of those same issues are included on the Friends For Life CD, which also holds the contents of the shareware floppy disks originally shipped with Juiced.GS. Friends For Life is now also available as a downloadable, emulator-ready disc image.

As a historical bonus, a Juiced.GS prototype — the proof of concept that Max Jones posted to GEnie in the fall of 1995 — has been adapted to PDF. This draft contains exclusive content not reused in the first hardcopy issue, published two months later, and demonstrates several early design decisions that remain a part of the magazine’s aesthetic to this day. The prototype is available for free in PDF and AppleWorks GS formats.

To improve the discoverability of the Juiced.GS library, the online indices of individual issues have been reformatted, folding in the previously separate “issue links” that referenced online resources relevant to each issue’s content. An index for each volume and issue, as well as for the entirety of Juiced.GS‘s history, is available online and can be downloaded in CSV or XLS format.

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Thanks to David Schmidt and Tony Diaz who contributed to the release of these products.

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Juiced.GS in 2011, online index, and digital issues

Juiced.GS Concentrate

It is the pleasure of the staff of Juiced.GS to announce that the longest-running and last remaining Apple II print publication will continue to shatter records in 2011 when it publishes its sixteenth volume. Subscriptions and renewals are $19 for United States customers and $26 for all other territories and are now being accepted.

After so many years of news, reviews, how-tos, and interviews, the Juiced.GS catalog of back issues has grown quite extensive, making it challenging to find a particular article, be it by topic, author, or headline. That’s why staff writer Mike Maginnis has pored over all 58 issues and catalogued their entire contents into an online index that can be searched, sorted, exported, and more. Whatever piece of content you’re looking for, you can now find its details online.

Juiced.GS Concentrate

Now that all this content is easy to find, we also want to make it easier to purchase and read. Although sales indicate that a majority of subscribers are happy with the current hardcopy edition, we understand the benefits of digital publication in PDF format. Instead of creating PDFs that compete with our existing and popular print-edition back issues, we have created a new line of products: Juiced.GS Concentrate — thematic packs of content assembled from our archives and updated and consolidated into one edition. No longer do you need to flip between several issues or purchase separate volumes to have a complete series of articles; instead, you’ll have a single, full-color, searchable, printable file. Our launch lineup includes three Concentrates with plans to introduce more on a regular basis.

Subscriptions, back issues, and downloads are all available in our new online store.

We hope these announcements, introductions, and changes will help us serve our readers for years to come. Please let us know what you think, and how we can continue to grow!