Dear Friend and Reader:
After seven years, we are replacing our Planet Waves Astrology News
comp subscription program with a discount subscription program. We've contemplated this carefully for a long time, and both our spiritual and business mentors agree that it's the right thing to do. The edition of Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Pisces New Moon
, will be the last time a publication is issued here. That is about two weeks from now. We consider you part of our community and we want you around. This letter has several options that will make it VERY easy for you to stay involved if you want to.
We know that these are tough economic times; we participate in the economy too. Every issue of Planet Waves that that appears in your inbox costs us more than $1,000 to produce. But that cost is only a fraction of the value of the work you receive, which is, to some, intangible and -- because you can't actually hold it in your hand -- is often undervalued. If you read one thing I write that points you toward a new job, an opportunity or a relationship, you would probably agree that it's worth it.
It's basic math and psychic hygiene that an energy exchange should be involved in any situation where you personally benefit. This special order page
gives you a sliding scale of $10 to $100 for one more year of service
. We trust that anyone who has Internet access and who values what we are doing can afford something in this range. After one year, you will enter the regular renewal cycle. If you would like to subscribe to Next World Stories at the original discounted rate of $25 for all 12 signs
, here is one last chance to do so
. And here is the link for a very reasonable combined subscription Next World Stories
plus three months of Planet Waves Astrology News
If you are a reader who has been added to this list after having a regular subscription, or who signed up to be on this list during one of our previous Comp List offers, please use the special order page
If you got on this list because you are a friend or relative of mine, I would invite you to subscribe at the regular rate if you can afford it
. It's one of the most basic rules of running a small business that you don't give your products to your friends for free, though as a Pisces / Aquarius, I want everyone to have everything. Usually I pay cash and buy a few. When one of my friends produces a CD or writes a book, I purchase their work at full price to support the venture: to make a clear, tangible statement of support. I have probably bought 10 copies of Cosmos & Psyche
by Richard Tarnas over the past two years, most of them as gifts for my friends and students, and never asked the publisher for a press copy. If money is tight, then we have the special order page
where you can take advantage of the sliding scale.
This being said, if you are a blogger or have a website of your own, we will add you to our press list for Planet Waves and Next World Stories
gratis if you post a banner linking Planet Waves from your website, or if you review our products. Send the URL where we are listed to firstname.lastname@example.org
and he will help you set up the appropriate banner for your website and add you to the press list.
If you are a supporter of Planet Waves and would like to help us by spreading the word on a consistent basis, please send a letter stating your skills and intentions to email@example.com
and one of us will get back to you. As some one helping our efforts you will receive comp subscriptions to our main products for as long as you're helping out.
All of our staff members are comped as well. If you are on the Planet Waves staff and are on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I truly appreciate your generosity, your help and your understanding -- and mostly your sense of community. I know that some of you who have been around for years will take this opportunity to move on; and I welcome those who plan to continue. On behalf of the thousands of people who count on Planet Waves being here, thank you for making your contribution.
Yours & truly,