Let the word-of-mouth campaign begin!

If you like puzzles, I think you can consider this a Big Announcement.

I work for a company that produces puzzle magazines. Easy crosswords, word seeks, sudokus — a great many of the magazines you see on the supermarket newsstand. We have something like eighty different titles.

For a long time, we’ve batted around the idea of doing a product to attract people who love puzzles but who have not bought a newsstand puzzle magazine in a long time. Something a little higher-end, a little more artisanal… if it was an ice cream, it would be super premium ice cream.

In early 2014, this magazine will finally exist. It is called Will Shortz’s WordPlay. Yes, that’s Will Shortz’s name on the cover. We’ve got the first issue completely planned out, and all I have to say is, you will not believe how many great puzzles we have packed into this magazine. Dazzling variety puzzles, a couple of great cryptics, handmade logic puzzles, plus a few things you’ve never seen before. And we’re going to do it six times a year!

Why am I bringing this up in June when the magazine doesn’t go on sale until January? Because we need to start spreading the word. The only way this wonderful magazine succeeds is if people buy it — and before people buy it, they have to know about it. (I don’t have a marketing degree or anything, but that is my understanding of how things work.) So now you know about it, and I’m asking you to spread the news. Tell every puzzle lover you know! Tell everyone who might be a puzzle lover! Send them this way so they can read this exciting announcement! Forgive me in advance for repeating this news periodically until the magazine finally goes on sale!

Yep, I’m pretty excited about this. Believe me, if you like great puzzles, you should be, too.

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  1. Gotcha
    Posted June 17, 2013 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Hush up and take my money! Congratulations on being part of this, and can’t wait to see it!


  2. ToastyKen
    Posted June 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    There needs to be a mailing list we can sign up for…


  3. jane lewis
    Posted June 19, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    i don’t like all types of puzzles – don’t care for sudoku or other logic puzzles – but i will definitely check it out if i can find it.


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