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Digital Subscriptions and Back Issues

EXPLORE YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Skeptic magazine digital subscriptions and back issues are available for many of your favourite handheld devices (after downloading the free Skeptic Magazine App), or on your computer (via PocketMags.com).

The Skeptic Magazine App

The FREE Skeptic Magazine App is available for your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android smartphone or tablet, PC, Mac, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Windows 8! Download the FREE app and explore your favourite magazine like never before, wherever you happen to be! Enjoy the FREE 44-page Preview Issue downloadable instantly once the app is installed on your device.

30 Day Free trial on 1-year digital subscriptions ( $14.99 )

One-year digital subscriptions are $14.99 US (4 issues), and can be purchased in two ways and synchronized across multiple devices:

  1. within the Skeptic Magazine App, once the app has been installed on your preferred handheld device, or
  2. at PocketMags.com (without downloading the Skeptic Magazine App).

Digital subscriptions come with a 30 day free trial via the Skeptic Magazine App. Digital subscribers will enjoy the latest issue of the magazine before it even leaves the presses!

Single digital back issues ( $4.99 )

Single digital back issues are $4.99 US each, and can be purchased in two ways and synchronized across multiple devices:

  1. within the Skeptic Magazine App, once the app has been installed on your preferred handheld device, or
  2. at PocketMags.com (without downloading the Skeptic Magazine App).

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For BlackBerry PlayBook users, the digital version of Skeptic magazine is available within the PocketMags App. Once the PocketMags App is installed on your device, search for “Skeptic” within the app. Download the PocketMags App from the BlackBerry App World.

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Download to your Windows 8 computer or tablet

For Windows 8 users, the digital version of Skeptic magazine is available within the PocketMags App. Once the PocketMags App is installed on your device, search for “Skeptic” within the app. Download the PocketMags App from the Windows Store.

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Download to your PC or Mac

Don’t have a smartphone or tablet device? No problem! You can subscribe to the digital version of Skeptic magazine and purchase individual back issues on your PC or Mac computer via PocketMags.com. Click the button below to go to PocketMags.com.

NOTE: PocketMags.com is based in the United Kingdom and prices for digital subscriptions and single back issues are shown in British Pounds.

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Download to your Kindle Fire

For Kindle Fire users within the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain, download the branded Skeptic Magazine App from the Amazon Appstore. Kindle Fire users within the UK can also simply launch the Newsstand and search for “Skeptic” to download the app.

For Kindle Fire users outside the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain (or if the above instructions do not work on your Kindle Fire) please follow these alternate directions to install the PocketMags App directly onto your device. Once the PocketMags App is installed on your device, search for “Skeptic” within the app.

FAQ

Be sure to check out the in-app FAQ by pressing the ? (question mark) icon on the top bar in the app. The FAQ includes tips on: navigating within the app, creating your free PocketMags account, managing purchases, syncing downloaded issues to multiple devices, downloading back issues, restoring deleted issues, cancelling a subscription, etc. The in-app FAQ is updated regularly when app version updates are released. Some of the in-app FAQ questions have been answered below.

When will my digital subscription start?

For subscriptions purchased within the app on your handheld device, the latest issue will be added to your account and can be downloaded to your device immediately. If you already have the latest issue on your device (because you purchased it as a single back issue some time before purchasing a subscription), then your subscription will begin when the next issue is released.

For subscriptions purchased on PocketMags.com (for viewing on your PC or Mac), your subscription will begin when the next issue is released.

Why hasn’t my subscription appeared in my account?

If you have paid for a subscription within the app, and your first issue does not appear, this indicates a communication problem during the purchase. Click Subscriptions. Then click Restore Purchases, enter your password, and wait 90 seconds (regardless of in-app mesages). Then, close the app completely, and then restart it. Wait until the app says Updating. This should put the purchase through correctly and add the issue to your account. If this doesn't work, or if you have no Restore Purchases button, please create a Pocketmags account by clicking the Login/Register button in the app and then contact help@pocketmags.com and include your PocketMags username and purchase receipt in the email.

Print and digital subscriptions are sold separately with print subscriptions sold through the Skeptics Society and digital subscriptions sold through Apple, Google, Amazon, and PocketMags.com. Current print subscribers do not automatically get the corresponding digital versions of back issues for free.

How can I switch my print subscription
to a digital subscription?

Please notify the Skeptics Society office at 1-626-794-3119 or email subscriptions@skeptic.com and we will refund the balance of your print subscription. Please provide us with your print subscription order number, your name, phone number or address to ensure faster service. You can then download the app and purchase your digital subscription within it.

Can I buy someone a digital gift subscription?

Yes! You can purchase and send a digital subscription as a gift via the PocketMags.com website following these instructions. Once fulfilled, the recipient may propagate their subscription to any device that can run the Skeptic Magazine App or the PocketMags App. They can also read their subscription on a PC or Mac. Gift subscriptions require both the gift giver and the gift recipient to have (or create) a free PocketMags.com account.

Can I buy someone a gift card they can use
to buy their own digital subscription?

Yes! Gift cards can be purchased through iTunes (for iOS devices). To give a digital subscription to someone to read on their iOS device, you can Send an iTunes Gift and the gift recipient can then Redeem the iTunes Gift and use the money in their iTunes account to make the purchase of a digital subscription within our app. Note: iTunes gift cards can only be redeemed in the store in which they were purchased (i.e. the US iTunes Store if purchased on a US iTunes account). Read more about iTunes Gifts for complete details. Google Gift cards cannot be used to purchase digital subscriptions on Android devices at this time.

Will the app be available on other devices?

At the moment, Magazine Cloner (our app developer) has relationships with Apple, Google, and Amazon. Each platform requires the technology and investment to adapt the app to the provider’s unique specifications. At this time, the app works on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android smartphone or tablet devices, PC, Mac, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Windows 8 devices. All of these devices are designed to optimally display full-color, high resolution, interactive magazine content.

The app developer may add new device compatibility over time. We have no information on when new device compatibility will be added. For more information on device compatibility, please contact help@pocketmags.com.

Can I sync my downloaded issues to multiple devices?

In order to sync your digital downloads/purchases across multiple devices (your iPhone, iPad, computer, etc.) you will need to create a free PocketMags account (under “Settings” > “Login/Register”) on the device you initially used to make your digital purchase. Then, you may login on other devices using those same login credentials to view your purchases on those other devices.

Why should I create a PocketMags account?

It is highly recommended that you create a PocketMags account to protect your purchases in the case of a lost or stolen device, or when you have inadvertently deleted issues from your device. A PocketMags account also allows you to sync your downloads across multiple devices.

You can create a free PocketMags account within the app by clicking the Settings button (gear icon) within the app and pressing the “Login/register” button. Alternately, you can create a PocketMags account via the PocketMags.com website.

What are the specifications for PocketMags
Account Passwords?

Your PocketMags account, whether created on your device or via the PocketMags.com website must contain only letters and numbers to a maximum of 64 characters. Passwords must not contain any special characters including but not limited to the following: !@#$%^&*()-_=+. You will not be able to login if you include special characters in your password.

Who can I contact for app support?

If you have questions that have not been answered here and you have already read through the in-app FAQ (by clicking the ? icon in the app) and/or the PocketMags.com FAQ, then send an email to help@pocketmags.com.

Before contacting PocketMags.com, and to ensure faster service, please have created a Pocketmags account (see “Can I sync my downloaded issues to multiple devices?” above) and then send an email to help@pocketmags.com and include your Pocketmags username.

If you are having trouble downloading or syncing your purchases, please include copies of your subscription or back issues purchase receipts when emailing help@pocketmags.com.

How can I cancel a digital subscription?

In most cases, cancellations of digital purchases are handled by the vendor from whom you purchased the content. Cancellations for purchases made through Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, or the Windows 8 stores are handled within your account administration for those sellers. Cancellations for purchases made through PocketMags.com or Google Play can be handled by PocketMags.com by sending an email to help@pocketmags.com.

Are all back issues available digitally?

Our most current issue, plus all of our sold out back issues are available for purchase in digital format. We are working on making the remaining back issues available digitally as well.

What’s in the current issue?

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