Announcing A Significant New Magazine From COMPUTE! Publications.
We've promised that 1983 would be an exciting year and are now willing to divulge one of the reasons why. The Commodore Gazette™ will premiere as a monthly in the spring of 1983. The Gazette will not impact COMPUTE! editorially or alter the current scope of COMPUTE!. The Gazette is planned as a laypersons's guide to consumer computing. It will be written for beginning and intermediate level owners and users of the VIC-20, 64, and Ultimax computers. Regular features will include best seller lists for recreational and educational software, reviews, new products, tutorials on home and educational applications, and much more. Written for entertainment as well as education, The Commodore Gazette, while appealing to users wishing to learn more about programming and computers, will also have continuing appeal for those who simply want to obtain maximum use from their computers in a non-technical way. Next issue we'll give you full details on the new magazine. COMPUTE! will continue to present its normal excellent range of information for the VIC-20 and Commodore 64.
A Call For Editors
COMPUTE! Publications, both our magazine and book publishing divisions, is looking for experienced staff members for our growing editorial needs. If you've been writing for COMPUTE!, or if you have meaningful editorial experience, we'd like to see a resume as soon as possible. We're specifically interested in writers with experience using Atari, VIC-20, and related computer hardware. We are a progressive and growing company, with an excellent working environment and benefits, located in the attractive Piedmont area of central North Carolina. If you're interested, please send a resume along with work history, salary expectations, and other pertinent information to Kathleen Martinek, Managing Editor, COMPUTE! Publications, Post Office Box 5406, Greensboro, NC 27403. Your inquiry will be treated with complete confidence. Mark the envelope "Personal and Confidential," please. Remember to include samples of your writing.
We cannot accept any telephone calls prior to submission of a resume, and will deal only with the individual interested in the position. We do not wish to work with personnel agencies.
You'll notice several enhancements in this issue as part of our continuing quest to better serve our readers. Among these are additions aimed at beginners. "Questions Beginners Ask" and a revised section on using our program listing conventions will become regular features of COMPUTE!.... We're setting new records again. Press run for this issue is an astonishing 156,000 magazines. We had to declare October, November, and December sold-out within weeks of publication date. It was only a few months ago we were collectively applauding the 100,000 mark... New personal computers are on the way from Mattel and NEC, among others... Atari may be dropping the rumored 600 given recent changes in competitor pricing. Look for a new competitor to the Commodore 64... Magnum publishes a monthly list of the 100 best-selling computer books in the US. It's compiled from industry sources. COMPUTE! Books has five titles in the top 100, and COMPUTE!'s First Book of VIC is number one for the second month in a row.
Reader Service Cards
A first for COMPUTE!. In the back of this issue, you'll find reader service cards for the very first time. Use them to request additional information from advertisers. Simply look up the advertiser in the advertising index and circle the appropriate number. Remember though, if you're in a hurry to contact a particular advertiser, it's probably best to write or call directly.
COMPUTE!'s New Look
As you'll notice as you explore this issue, we've made some subtle and significant changes in the overall design of the magazine. We think you'll find COMPUTE! even easier to read and enjoy. Thanks to everyone here for helping implement these changes.