Northridge Media announced today that they will be fulfilling the remaining Memory Makers subscriptions. Memory Makers, a publication of F+W Media, is ceasing publication after its Sept/Oct 2009 issue. Northridge Media is the publisher of Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Simply Handmade, Bead Trends, and Scrapbook Trends Idea Books.
Memory Makers subscriptions will be fulfilled by Northridge Media with unlimited access to the complete online editions of all five Northridge Media publications from now through the remainder of subscribers’ Memory Makers subscription.
Editor’s Note: Please note that these instructions are provided solely as a courtesy to Scrapbook Update’s readers. Scrapbook Update is an independent news site that is owned by Balalaberry Media LLC, and is not affiliated in any way with Northridge Media or with F+W Media. If you have questions or concerns about converting your subscription you will have to contact those companies directly.
To convert a Memory Makers subscription to Northridge Media, follow these instructions:
1. Go to www.northridgemedia.net/memorymakers by Sep. 30, 2009.
2. Follow the easy instructions for Memory Makers subscribers.
3. Subscribers will be able to immediately access their new online subscriptions to Scrapbook Trends, CARDS, Simply Handmade, Bead Trends, and Scrapbook Trends Idea Books with their email address and password.
4. Visit the Northridge Media homepage (northridgemedia.net) each month to log in and access your latest
Please send any questions about your subscription or the conversion process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memory Makers readers who are not currently subscribers are being offered a special introductory offer of 50% off any Northridge Media subscription by visiting www.northridgemedia.net by Sep. 30, 2009 and using the coupon code “memorymakers”.
Scrapbook Trends Editor-in-Chief Pam Baird shared her thoughts on the new arrangement for Memory Makers subscribers:
We are so delighted to welcome Memory Makers readers to the Northridge Media family. We are excited to get to know them and hope they have fun getting to know us! We are committed to bringing our readers the inspiration they are looking for to preserve their memories and create art with layouts, cards, mini albums, home décor, handmade gifts, craft projects, jewelry items, and more. We love to celebrate and showcase one-of-a-kind handmade items created by our readers, who are the focus of Northridge Media. Our publications are filled with beautifully photographed projects, tips & techniques, step-by-step instructions, and informative articles that will keep their creativity coming every month!
For their part, F+W stressed that they aren’t abandoning the crafts market after the shut down of Memory Makers. Sara Domville, President of F+W Media, explained:
The Crafts Community at F+W Media continues to be an important and valued part of the Company’s overall business. We will continue to grow our online presence mycraftivity.com, as well as publish inspirational scrapbooking books under the Memory Makers Books imprint, and produce the popular Great American Scrapbook Conventions. Additionally, we will continue to support and grow in other areas within the craft category, including mixed media, sewing, and quilting, where we publish more than 60 books each year.