Ken Goldstein: the Reader Magazines Can’t Afford to Lose! Back in December
I wrote a sort of farewell to Harper’s
, bemoaning the fact that they are filling their pages with predictable screeds and running fewer interesting, unusual articles, specifically mentioning James McManus’ "Fortune’s Smile: Betting Big at the World Series of Poker"
as an example of the type of article I missed. After I wrote that post I traded subscriptions with my friend Mike, with him getting my Harper’s
and me getting his to The Atlantic
. Recently, in what must have been seen by the magazine publishing community as a veiled threat
, I mentioned that over the past few months I had let a number of my subscriptions lapse. So what happens today? My friend Christine sends me a link to an article from The Atlantic, "Tells: the Fine Art of Losing at Poker,"
by World Series of Poker competitor Andy Bellin. It’s refreshing to finally see a company with the business savvy to understand what they need to do to keep those Ken Goldstein checks pouring in!