04-08-2011 10:38 PM
I've been trying to find the answer to this question, but haven't yet. I like the Food Network Magazine and have subscribed for years. I keep every issue because I like to refer back to them when I want to try new recipes. If I switch my subscription to Nook, will I still be able to go back to older issues to review? Are they deleted after a certain amount of time? Do they get archived, and if so, can they still be accessed?
04-09-2011 10:49 AM
I don't believe you can 'go back' to issues older than when you initially subscribed. As far as going forward - magazines and newspapers are typically saved by B&N for 1 year or 10 issues, whichever comes first. Then they are automatically deleted from your account.
HOWEVER, if you archive a particular issue, it takes it out of this auto-delete queue and it will be saved forever (or, at least, as long as B&N exists), even if you then unarchive it later on to view it again. You can do this for every issue.
11-28-2012 12:08 PM
12-07-2012 07:07 AM
Thanks for the clarification! I spent three hours at our local B&N with the customer service associate waiting on hold to get my magazines figured out. I was only able to get one back. They didn't know what happened. I['ll call on my own and see if I can get results.
I upgraded to HD+ from NC and my old issues disappeared. I didn't realize that they automatically deleted them. I am missing December 2011 to July 2012 (which aren't a year old yet!) of Popular Photography and I want them back!
If I archive them then redownload them later, will they still "see them" as active and delete after a certain time or will I have to unarchive then re archive them once I'm done with them? I guess I feel if I purchased them, I should decided what to do with them.
12-07-2012 09:49 AM
I personally find this extremely annoying. I also find that every month when I get a new issue (I subscribe to Analog and Asimov's) everything older than 6 months or so gets archived. I assume that if I did nothing they would eventually get deleted entirely. So I must go through and unarchive my entire collection every month.
When I was subscribing to paper copies, I had 15 years worth saved, despite Mrs. Mac's unhappiness with the clutter. Why would I want to purge electronic copies which don't take up any space?