January 2012 Publisher Letter
Dec 28, 2011 01:38PM
All the anticipation and excitement around the beginning of this significant New Year can’t compete with what I’m really over the top about this month—the third anniversary for Natural Awakenings San Diego. In this short time, we have enjoyed popularity among a growing number of loyal readers and added outstanding new products and services.
From our humble beginnings, we have now published our third issue of Natural Pet, a sister publication for animal lovers, created a Natural Awakenings Network (NAN) for providers, and launched a new integrated website that allows easy sharing of articles and products. Our most recent addition—Natural Awakenings’ iPhone and iPad app, is available as a free download at Apple’s iTunes App Store.
Between issues, we have so much new information. We encourage everyone to visit our website and sign up for our monthly newsletters in order to stay up-to-date. We also urge our readers, advertisers, distributers and all participants to share and spread the word about our online magazine and App by word of mouth and email. While there are predictions that print advertising will become a thing of the past, the print version of our magazine on recycled paper with soy-based ink, is well received and also enjoying increased demand.
Our Natural Awakenings staff attends many local, regional and national tradeshows and events to stay informed of the latest in products and services available for our readers. We bring this knowledge back to you, so that you can make informed choices.
While we can’t fit all that we learn about and experience into our printed magazine, which is already packed full of helpful information, we regularly update our website and provide access to the other 88 online magazines in our Natural Awakenings family. Located throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and soon Hawaii, our family of publishers has a loyal following of 3 million readers nationwide. This means that you can stay connected and informed not only about the latest national information in healthy living but also connect with local health practitioners and find local services wherever you go. Please contact us if you have information that can be included in our other publications.
I am continuously grateful to my staff that allows me to be everywhere and spread the intention of good health to all. Thank you advertisers, readers and distributors for making this possible. Please support our Natural Awakenings advertisers that help you nourish your families, pets, spirits, bodies and minds.
I salute you all and the New Year with a big glass of organic juice.
Cheers and smiles,