To use the most grammatically stunted line ever to appear in a hit record, in this ever-changing world in which we live in* getting hold of the magazine might not be quite as simple as it used to be. Many readers still buy the paper edition of the magazine through news-stands and newsagents. While many newsagents in the UK remain resolutely open because of their dual role as a Post Office, many more around the world are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We hope these stores open soon – there’s enlightened self-interest in that statement, as these stores opening will mean more magazines sold, but also means the world is beginning to move past one of the peaks in the virus’ spread. In the meantime, though, what is a reader to do?
We have a number of options open to the reader. We offer the chance to buy an individual issue (http://www.hifiplus.com/publications/hi-fi-plus/issues/182/) as well as taking out a one or two year subscription (see the right-hand box on the same page). There is also a subscription form in every issue and we still receive our mail and email.
Then there is our digital subscription service (https://pocketmags.com/hi-fi-plus-magazine). This allows you to access a read-anywhere digital version of the magazine. You can choose from a single issue, to six monthly and annual subscription.
Finally you can also subscribe to an Android, iPad or Kindle tablet app-based version of the magazine. Just type ‘Hi-Fi Plus’ into the search function on the relevant store on each device and you’ll find us.
We are striving to continue to provide our normal monthly service during this period of unpleasantness. The actual dates of that service might prove a little ‘looser’ than usual, but some months just seem longer than ever at the moment anyway. So bear with us.
• In fairness to Macca, this line from ‘Live And Let Die’ might be, "if this ever-changing world in which we’re living" and this does scan better with the next line… "Makes you give in and cry". However, this might be a spot of revisionism; I think it was "in which we live in" and it always was are be.