I’ll be the first to admit I’m a late adopter when it comes to new technology. When new technology or features become available—I let my more tech savvy friends and associates test the new features and report back to me. And even once they’ve explained the exciting new features I’m still kicking and screaming about not wanting to embrace change. But once I embrace something new—I have to share it from the highest mountain top!
So if you’re a subscriber and you haven’t yet unlocked the magic of the digital version of Designs in Machine Embroidery, then this post is for you! And if you’re already a subscriber, I may have some handy tips… so read on!
Every print subscription to Designs in Machine Embroidery includes FREE access to the digital version of the magazine. What does this mean? You get to read the magazine from cover to cover from the convenience of your e-reader or tablet device. (does not work with Nook or Regular Kindle). But you like to hold the printed version, right? You still receive this version in the mail. You can dog ear it to your heart’s content! But now you can have the digital version with you wherever you go! If you find yourself poolside wanting to read up on your favorite machine embroidery magazine, you can! Or maybe you’re parked in a carpool line, waiting to pick up your kids. Now you can make that time productive and entertaining by reading Scott Goodman’s column, Great Scott! But before all this can happen… you need to be sure you have:
- An active print subscription to Designs in Machine Embroidery. If you don’t, now is the perfect time to subscribe. Click here to subscribe! We are running the best offer of the year – 5 free embroidery designs and a super low price! When you subscribe online, you create an online subscription account (if you are new) – or if you’re an existing subscriber you will sign in with your ID/Password.
Download the Digital Magazine App. There are multiple ways of doing this, but the easiest is to go to http://www.dzgns.com. Click on the appropriate link for your digital device. For my example I clicked the option for the Apple App Store. (You can also search for Designs in Machine Embroidery directly in the app store.)
Download the app. The circle on the top right corner shows the progress as the app is being downloaded when on Apple devices. (For Android users it’s a bar)
Once the app is downloaded, click on Open.
Click on Subscriptions.
Click on Current Subscribers.
Next you’ll need to enter your ID/account information.
Don’t worry, I panicked too when I saw this but it’s easy to locate. If you have the information readily available, enter the information. If you’re like me and don’t have the information read on….
- If you have a magazine on hand, the account number is on the address label. If this doesn’t apply to you then read on for additional options….
- If you are a current subscriber or have let your subscription lapse you can log in to your subscription account on our website. Your account number is listed as shown in the sample below. This is the number you’ll use to access the Digital magazine. Enter the account number, your email address and zip code.
- If you are a brand new subscriber (never had an account with us). Your Customer number will be ready within 24 hours. You can also call 888-739-0555 from 8 am – 5 pm for assistance on retrieving your number.
Now you’re ready to read the digital magazine!
Get social! When you see something you want to share or talk about with friends, just click on the icons to share in your social network!
You can also type text to accompany the post as shown below.
If you have a birthday coming up you can easily drop not-so-subtle hints that you want a new design collection, embroidery machine or embroidery tool from your spouse, family members or friends!
Here’s your assignment this week:
Technology has brought about so many improvements to our quality of life. What is your favorite modern invention? Post your comment and two random individuals will win $50 gift certificates to use on the Buzz Tools website!
The winner of last week’s assignment answered the following question:
Fun trivia! The May/June issue is the first time we’ve featured a cover of the magazine on the cover! Identify which Volume of Designs in Machine Embroidery is tucked away in Marie’s beach tote featured on the cover. Post your answer in the comments section and one lucky person will win a Stipple Sea Life collection.
The winner is: Linda Hassett: “I believe issue #90 is the featured issue shown in the tote”
Congratulations, Linda! You are also spot on, it is Volume 90 featured on the cover.