We’re not changing your favorite magazines, just giving you a new way to enjoy them!
Here are some frequently asked questions about Carstens Digital Editions...
Q. What is a Carstens Digital Edition?
A. A Carstens Digital Edition is an electronic version of the print magazine. The electronic version is delivered in a format identical to the print version. A digital edition is considered more environmentally friendly due to the reduction of paper and energy use. In addition, you will also enjoy easy article searching and bookmarking, hyperlinks within the publication to other resources, supplemental content such as video and animation, and direct links to advertisers and their products (where applicable). You'll also be able to share article clips with your friends! With our free CarstensMags app, Carstens Digital Editions can be read on your Apple® iPad™, iPhone™, or iPod Touch™.
Q. What if I don't own an iPad or any other mobile digital device?
A. If you don't have a tablet computer or other mobile digital device, don't worry! You'll soon be able to purchase and read Carstens Digital Editions form your home computer or laptop! You won't need any special software, just a web browser like Internet Explorer™ or Firefox™. If you already have made your purchase on an iPad or other mobile digital device, you'll be able to log in with that same email and password to read your digital editions on your home computer or laptop.
Q. Which magazines will you make available as digital editions?
A. We plan on making our three monthly titles (Railroad Model Craftsman, Railfan & Railroad, and Flying Models) available as digital editions. All three will be available from the free CarstensMags app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Q. Do you sell digital edition single issues of your magazines?
A. Single issues are available for purchase through the CarstensMags app, which can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.
Q. Do you sell digital edition subscriptions of your magazines?
A. Subscriptions will be available for purchase starting with our January 2012 edition, which will be on sale in December 2011. Subscriptions can purchased through the CarstensMags app, which can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.
Q. Can I buy a gift subscription of the digital editions?
A. Not at this time.
Q. I am an existing print subscriber. Can I get a copy of the digital edition without paying extra?
A. Unfortunately, no. However, you can download our free trial issue to try out the product.
Q. How can I view previous issues of Carstens Digital Editions?
A. If you are a paid subscriber to the digital edition, you can only access the issues for your subscription period. For instance, if you have a one year subscription to Railfan & Railroad, which is published twelve times a year, then only those tweve issues will be available to you. It's the same as if you bought a print edition in that you would only have access to those issues you have paid for anyway.
Q. How do I get started?
A. Download the FREE CarstensMags app from the App Store to read digital editions on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch! You'll be able to select and download digital editions almost immediately. Purchase single issues, manage your subscriptions, all from one location!