I don't know how many of you have heard the good news, but Backwoods Home Magazine is back in print!
Since its inception, the magazine has been run by the incomparable and indefatigable Dave Duffy (above, right). Last year, the magazine transitioned to a digital-only format. Many subscribers were desolate at this development.
Now some fresh young blood is stepping in: Sam Duffy. "Sam is 23, compared to my 74 years," writes Dave Duffy, "so is more in touch with the new technologies that have so dramatically altered the publishing landscape. He is also about to take a business degree from Oregon State University, and his primary project for the last year has been running his own print magazine, Self-Reliance, and restarting Backwoods Home Magazine as a print publication."
I for one gave a whoop of delight when I heard this. Backwoods Home Magazine holds a unique place in the publishing world as one of the few journals to stay true to its founding principles of providing solid, practical help for rural people.
"Three cheers for the rebirth of Backwoods Home Magazine as a print magazine! May it enjoy another 29 years. I hope you will subscribe. — Dave Duffy"
Welcome back, Backwoods Home!