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    Default ANN: Sky Publishing Makes Tracks with New Magazine



    For Immediate Release

    Contact:
    Casey Jones, Sky Publishing Corp.
    617-864-7360 x638
    info@SkyTrainMag.com


    All Aboard! Sky Publishing Makes New Tracks!
    New Magazine Makes Trains Fun and Easy!

    April 1, 2004 - Cambridge, MA - The marketplace of train information is about
    to be transformed by the debut of a magazine unlike any now available. Sky &
    Trains, which mails to charter subscribers on July 4th and hits newsstands
    nationwide on August 13th, is designed especially for entry-level train buffs -
    those who possess very little knowledge about gauges and locomotion but still
    want to enjoy and explore the rails, both model and full-size. Whether it's
    guidance for laying scale track or advice on where to enjoy the thunder of a
    steamer, Sky & Trains aims to be the perfect resource for novice engineers and
    "basement railroaders."

    Each colorful issue of the new bimonthly will provide readers with uncluttered,
    easy-to-use layouts and illustrations; a how-to section for model-train owners;
    jargon-free train history lessons; overviews of accessories, books, software,
    and other products; and a gallery of inspiring train photos.

    "We've lined up some noteworthy contributors," says Kelly Beatty, editor of Sky
    & Trains and himself an expert with 30 years' experience playing with HO-scale
    trains in his basement. David Levy, known worldwide for his comet-hunting
    achievements and as a big, steam-engine buff, explains how to get the most heat
    from your boiler. And Phil Plait - teacher, lecturer, N-gauge nut, and
    webmaster of the popular Bad Training Web site - has been tapped to pen a
    regular column called Straight Rails, which will debunk railroad
    misconceptions.

    Sky & Trains hails from Sky Publishing, whose award-winning monthly, Sky &
    Telescope, has been serving amateur astronomers since 1941. According to the
    company's president and publisher, Susan Lit, "2004 is our most ambitious year
    yet! First our flagship Sky & Telescope has been given a new look. Then we
    launched Night Sky, a new magazine for beginners. Now Sky & Trains takes us
    down new tracks. Sure, there are other train magazines out there, but Sky &
    Trains will have broader appeal by virtue of the fact that its content will be
    accessible to anyone."

    "Clearly, there is an interest out there for this kind of approach," observes
    Marcy Dill, Sky Publishing's vice president of marketing and business
    development. "Who doesn't like miniature trains? And big ones too? But if
    you're new to it all," she adds, "the magazines currently on the market can
    make it all seem daunting. We are confident that Sky & Trains' fun and
    approachable style will give everyone a chance to actively understand
    everything about trains." Sky & Trains will provide the information readers
    need to make smart purchasing decisions, and many advertisers are eager to come
    (all) aboard.

    Sky & Trains will be sold on newsstands for $3.99 per copy and by subscription
    for $17.99 for one year (six issues). Curtis Circulation Co. of New Milford,
    NJ, will handle newsstand distribution. For more information, see the
    magazine's Web site at SkyTrainMag.com.

    ****************************

    Sky Publishing Corp. was founded in 1941 by Charles A. Federer Jr. and Helen
    Spence Federer, the original editors of Sky & Telescope magazine. The company's
    headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts, near Uncle Chuck's Hobby Center
    and Roundhouse. In addition to Sky & Telescope and SkyandTelescope.com, Night
    Sky and NightSkyMag.com, and Sky & Train and SkyTrainMag.com, the company
    publishes two annual magazines, Beautiful Universe and SkyWatch, and an annual
    wall calendar called Celestial Wonders, as well as books, star atlases,
    posters, prints, globes, and other fine products.

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    Default Sky Publishing Makes Tracks with New Magazine

    "CaseyJonesX638" <caseyjonesx638@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20040401075445.04427.00000414@mb-m27.aol.com...



    Why am I not surprised that it doesn't work?



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    Default ANN: Sky Publishing Makes Tracks with New Magazine

    >April 1, 2004 - Cambridge, MA - The marketplace of train information is about

    Ah, if only it were so!!! Kalmbach's rag is in such dire need of a challenger
    that perhaps even a ficticious one might do! ;-)

    JB

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    Default ANN: Sky Publishing Makes Tracks with New Magazine

    CaseyJonesX638 wrote...

    One of the more impressive April fools jokes I've read in many a year.
    It is utterly stupid while at the same time so well written as to defy
    one to believe it anyhow. Nice work!


    --
    Greg Crinklaw
    Astronomical Software Developer
    Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA (33N, 106W, 2700m)

    SkyTools Software for the Observer:
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    Skyhound Observing Pages:
    http://www.skyhound.com/sh/skyhound.html

    To reply remove spleen


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    Default ANN: Sky Publishing Makes Tracks with New Magazine

    Oh man, this reminds me: I'm overdue for my "Steam vs. MagLev" article!

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    Default ANN: Sky Publishing Makes Tracks with New Magazine

    the tip off this was BS was the low subscription price, which is announced only
    at Halloween.
    jerry



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