Subscriptions

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Why Do We Provide Two Types of Bikwil Subscriptions?

The fact that you have come to this page shows that you have enjoyed the material we offer at this site and are thinking of becoming a subscriber to Bikwil.  Thank you for your interest.

By now, then, you know something about our substantive, compelling and entertaining content and our philosophy of quiet enthusiasms, so I don't need to subject you to a tedious selling job about Bikwil's features and benefits. 

Instead, let's make every minute count and get straight down to it. 

Here at Bikwil we try to cater for everyone, and so we offer two subscription methods.  Each has advantages and disadvantages.  Which you opt for will hinge on whether you choose convenience over cost ó or vice versa. 

 

 
 

The Printed (i.e. Postal) Subscription Type

With this method, each issue is dispatched to you by mail at the beginning of the relevant publication month (May, July, September, November, January, March).  If you live outside Australia, please allow up to a week for delivery.

Advantage: It's delivered to your mailbox automatically, so you need only sit back and wait.

Disadvantage: It costs money.

For costs and instructions how to pay, see below.

The Electronic (i.e. Download) Subscription Type

This method allows you to print each issue on your home computer printer as it is published.  Because this saves us printing, postage and other distribution costs, there will be no charge by us for this option.  Each print publication day you will receive the current issue as an email attachment.  

Advantage: It's free.

Disadvantage: With each issue you have to set aside the time to print its pages correctly.

Use our quick-as-a-flash link to put your name on the mailing list to receive Bikwil this way.

Is It a Difficult Choice?

Some of you may be wondering which method is the better way to go.  On the face of it, it looks like a no-brainer ó just take the free option.  But before you decide, perhaps you might like to take a moment to consider the following observations by regular Bikwil readers.

Ask yourself this: why do so many existing subscribers choose to receive the posted version, even though they have to pay for it? 

Here are some of the reasons they give me:

. . . poetry, essays, language, music, nature . . . Getting it delivered, all printed, folded and stapled, seems more personal ó a nice surprise every two months.
. . . poetry, essays, language, music, nature . . . Because it arrives under its own steam, I donít have to lift a finger, let alone print it out from a PDF.
. . . poetry, essays, language, music, nature . . . I feel special when I find it in my mailbox ó one of the club, an insider.
. . . poetry, essays, language, music, nature . . . I consider the posted Bikwil to be much better value for money than I could have hoped for.
. . . poetry, essays, language, music, nature . . . As ingenious as the do-it-yourself printing method is, it does take concentration and time to print an issue properly, and it does use up ink and paper.

That last point is a key one, I think.  Although the download option is free, there's always the temptation to postpone or even forgo an issue because you donít have the inclination to go through the process of printing it out. 

And look, let's face it, financially the postal version of Bikwil will set you back very little.  Indeed, I wouldn't be gilding the lily if I were to assert that, in the wider scheme of things, the outlay for a year's worth of our one-of-a-kind magazine mailed direct your door is virtually negligible.

All that said, it's over to you now.  The choice is yours.  Either way, we'll be delighted to have you as a subscriber to Bikwil.
 


How to Send the Money for Your Postal Subscription
 

How you will pay depends on where you live.

(a) If you live in Australia, the annual subscription price for Bikwil (six issues), is $A15, payable by cheque.

Please use the order form we have provided (which you can print using the Adobe PDF Reader) to give us the following pieces of information: name, postal address, email address.  (A one-year subscription is assumed.)
 

Australian Postal Subscriptions

Please make out your cheque to Tony Rogers (not to Bikwil). 

Post your order form and cheque for $A15 to this address:

Tony Rogers
Bikwil
18 Pembury Ave.
NORTH ROCKS
NSW 2151

None of this information will be used for any purpose other than to register you as a Bikwil subscriber and send you an email news bulletin each month.  None of your details will be disclosed to third parties without your permission.

Once your form and payment arrive, we will send you an email confirming this.  Soon afterwards, you will begin receiving your six issues of Bikwil by mail, one every two months. 

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(b) If you live outside Australia, you will pay for a Bikwil subscription (six issues) using the convenient and secure PayPal service.  In all likelihood, you're already one of the tens of millions of people worldwide who use PayPal (now the most used payment option on the Internet), but if you're not, you can learn all about it now at the Paypal Help Center.

The annual outlay for Bikwil is $US25.  (A one-year subscription is assumed.)  Don't forget to include your full postal address when PayPal prompts you, otherwise we won't be able to send you your issues.  You may also add an optional note on how you discovered Bikwil

None of this information will be used for any purpose other than to register you as a Bikwil subscriber and send you an email news bulletin each month.  None of your details will be disclosed to third parties without your permission.

Once the payment goes through, you will begin receiving your six issues of Bikwil via airmail, one every two months. 

Non-Australian Postal Subscriptions

To pay your $US25, just click on this button:
 

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Subscription Request (Free Download Method)  

All you have to do is click this button:

 

 

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