Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Informer print edition is on sale at MagCloud

Issue 1 coverWe are happy to announce that the print edition of Informer's first issue is on sale through MagCloud.com. The printing service, a branch of HP, also provides an issue Table of Contents and an online preview. Issue 1 can be purchased for $11.60 plus $1.40 shipping (only to U.S. addresses at this time).

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Print edition ISSN: 1943-7803
Electronic edition ISSN: 1944-8139

Publishing calendar

Informer's tentative calendar for upcoming issues follows:

  • Nov. 3 2008 - Article deadline for Vol. 2, No. 1.
  • Dec. 23 2008 - Advertising deadline for v.2 n.1.
  • Jan. 26 2009 - Publish date for v.2 n.1.
  • Feb. 23 2009 - Article deadline for v.2 n.2.
  • Mar. 27 2009 - Advertising deadline for v.2 n.2.
  • Apr. 27 2009 - Publish date for v.2 n.2.
  • May 25 2009 - Article deadline for v.2 n.3.
  • Jun. 26 2009 - Advertising deadline for v.2 n.3.
  • Jul. 27 2009 - Publish date for v.2 n.3.
  • Aug. 24 2009 - Article deadline for v.2 n.4.
  • Sep. 25 2009 - Advertising deadline for v.2 n.4.
  • Oct. 26 2009 - Publish date for v.2 n.4.
  • Nov. 23 2009 - Article deadline for v.3 n.1.
  • Dec. 23 2009 - Advertising deadline for v.3 n.1.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Printed version of Informer available soon

In response to many reader requests, a professionally printed version of Informer will soon be available for purchase within the U.S. At this time, we are estimating a sale price between $11 and $12 per issue plus postage for U.S. mailing addresses.

This is an exciting development for Informer - one we hadn't anticipated happening quite so quickly. We remain committed to providing the low-cost electronic option for all Informer issues. But we agreed with readers that a printed version should also be available.

"Stay tuned" for updates.

Informer downloads total 150 in first week

Downloads of Informer: The Journal of American Mafia History have hit the 150 mark, according to statistics on Box.net. Issue 1 of the electronic journal has been available for free download for one week and will remain available (as a sample issue) for the foreseeable future:

Click here and then select the Download option to get your copy.
(Caution: the "Preview" option is not entirely compatible with Informer's Adobe PDF format.)

Informer will be distributed on a subscription basis beginning in January 2009.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Issue 1 now available for download

Informer Issue 1Volume 1 Issue 1 of Informer: The Journal of American Mafia History is now available for download: CLICK HERE and select "Download" option. You will require a free PDF reader in order to view the issue. For assistance view the Informer Distribution notes.

(Known issues: The Preview option may produce garbled and poorly formatted text. We recommend against using it. The Preview is based on "iPaper" technology, which is not entirely compatible with the Adobe PDF format used for Informer.)

Contents of Issue 1

Informer would like to thank the following advertisers for participating in the journal launch: The First Vice Lord: Big Jim Colosimo and the Ladies of the Levee by Art Bilek; The Mafia and the Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob by Frank R. Hayde; Deep Water: Joseph P. Macheca and the Birth of the American Mafia by Thomas Hunt and Martha Macheca Sheldon; Niagara Falls Mobtours (themobtours.com); On the Spot Journal of Crime and Law Enforcement History edited by Rick Mattix; The American Mafia History website (onewal.com). We also would like to thank our early subscribers for their support.

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In the News

Vol. 1, Issue 1, Sept. 2008 Contents

In the News

  • Gotti faces federal murder, drug charges
  • Appeals court throws out NJ racketeer convictions
  • Murdered restaurateur linked to Bonanno clan
  • FBI doubles reward for Whitey Bulger info
  • Bonanno Family members indicted for racketeering
  • FBI supports mob museum
  • Two Coloradans suspected of New Jersey gangland killing
  • Caught: Giuseppe Coluccio

Deaths
  • Pittsburgh's Bazzano Jr.
  • Chicago's Frank Schweihs
  • Kansas City's Carl DeLuna

Eight pages of articles
13 photos

This issue is now available for
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