eBay Magazine Offers More Great Reasons To Shop Online
Charter Subscriptions Available on www.ebay.com
Magazine Debuts in August 1999
SAN JOSE, Calif. June 23, 1999 - eBay® (NASDAQ: EBAY; www.ebay.com), the world's leading person-to-person online trading community, today announced it will make charter subscriptions available for its new lifestyle publication, eBay Magazine. The magazine, being published by Krause Publications, the world's largest hobby publisher, is expected to ship to subscribers in mid August. eBay enthusiasts can sign up for charter subscriptions now through August 8 at www.ebay.com.
Charter subscribers will receive a savings of 25 percent off the normal subscription rate of $19.99 for a total cost of $14.99 for 12 issues, which is also more than $30 off the newsstand price. Along with a low entry price, other benefits include:
- A special, limited edition collectible version of the eBay Magazine debut cover
- Charter subscriber copies will be individually numbered, adding to their collectibility
Charter subscriptions for the new eBay Magazine are also available by calling 888-486-5478.
"We are taking the eBay phenomenon and expanding its reach through more traditional outlets," said Steve Westly, vice president of marketing and business development at eBay. "eBay Magazine will offer the millions of consumers who log onto the Internet with helpful information about online trading as well as other hot Internetand collectingrelated topics."
Each month, eBay Magazine will provide the latest news in collectibles, e-commerce and person-to-person trading. It will celebrate the collecting lifestyle by offering tips on how to buy, sell, invest and collect online. Readers will learn about celebrities' collecting interests and the newest trends in collecting, pop culture and the Internet, with advice from experts in all types of fields. The magazine will also keep readers informed about online entertainment news and cutting-edge technology advances and how these innovations can make it easier for people to buy and sell online. An e-commerce section will report on issues from Internet IPOs to what's hot on the Web.
"Everyone has a special interest in life. The content of eBay Magazine will be crafted by its readers and their passions," said Jim Gleim, executive publisher of Krause Publications. "As eBay's diverse community of collecting enthusiasts continues to grow, eBay Magazine will provide a comprehensive look at the many areas that interest them."
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications is the world's largest hobby publisher. Coin collector Chet Krause founded Krause Publications in 1952 when he launched a trader publication titled "Numismatic News." Today, Krause publishes 37 periodicals in 12 collectible and hobby fields and offers more than 500 books covering the same topics. More than 100 new books are published by Krause each year. Krause Publications, an employee-owned firm since 1988, has been named employee-owned company of the year at both state and national levels.
eBay (www.ebay.com), the world's personal trading community™, pioneered person-to-person online trading. Founded in 1995, eBay has developed an efficient and entertaining trading site on the Web that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. eBay has more than 3.8 million registered users. Currently, there are more than 2.2 million items listed for sale. More than 250,000 items are added daily in more than 1,600 categories, including: antiques; books, movies and music; coins and stamps; collectibles; computers; dolls and figures; jewelry and gemstones; photo and electronics; pottery and glass; sports memorabilia; and toys.