How CP Magic Subscriptions Work

How CP Magic Subscriptions Work

There have been some questions from readers about how CP Magic subscriptions work. It’s time to answer the most frequently asked questions.

Let’s get right to it.

About CP Magic

CP Magic first published in January 2020 as a means of helping colored pencil artists at all levels learn new skills, improve existing skills, and achieve their artistic goals. When I started the magazine, I wrote the type of colored pencil magazine I’d been looking for but been unable to find. The key feature of the magazine is that most issues feature an interview with a colored pencil artist AND a tutorial by the same artist.

There are some exceptions, of course. The February showcase issues, are one exception.

The rest of each issue (except for the showcase issue) includes articles written to help you with various aspects of creating artwork with colored pencils, a reader gallery, and more.

The magazine is, of course, available in the store by single issue if that’s the way you prefer to buy. That’s the best way to get only the issues that are of interest to you.

But what if you want to subscribe?

How CP Magic Subscriptions Work


Subscriptions to CP Magic are available in two forms.

Annual subscriptions are good for one year. Readers who subscribe by the year get 13 issues (the first issue is free) for the price of ten. That’s a deal you can’t beat if you never want to miss an issue.

If paying $39.95 sounds like a lot, you can also subscribe to CP Magic magazine on a monthly basis and save 50 cents per issue off the cover price. Sign up once, and each issue comes directly to your inbox.

No fuss.

No bother.

Monthly subscriptions also include a one-month free trial at sign-up. Pay securely using your credit card with Stripe or pay with your PayPal account.

Paying for Your Subscription

As already mentioned, you can pay for your subscription through PayPal or Stripe.

At present, both payment options automatically renew until you cancel your subscription. If your subscription is for one year, then your card will be charged $39.95 once a year. If you subscribe by the month, then you’ll be charged automatically each month.

Reader Comments & Questions

I have heard from some subscribers and potential subscribers that they don’t like automatic renewals. At present, however, SendOwl does not give subscribers the option to choose something else.

Or perhaps a better way to state it is that I haven’t found a way to change the automatic renewal setting. I am looking.

In addition, neither payment gateway offers subscribers the opportunity to pay by check, but if you would like to buy a subscription with a personal check, that is acceptable. Drop me an email and I can provide all the pertinent information. Subscriptions paid for by check do not renew automatically, but you will receive a notification before your subscription expires.

If you dislike automatic renewals and don’t want to pay by check, my best suggestion is buy each issue as it’s published. Sign up for the store news and special offers newsletter to receive notification when each issue publishes.

Downloading Your Magazine

Your download page at SendOwl will look like this.

SendOwl manages all CP Magic subscriptions. SendOwl is a separate website from my blog or store. Whenever a new issue publishes, subscribers receive email notification. That email contains a link that you can click to download the issue. The issue is stored at SendOwl and the page you will land on looks this.

The download link is circled in red.

Click on the issue you want to download and it will download. In most cases, the download automatically saves to whichever folder you usually save downloads to. Depending on how your operating system is configured, however, the magazine may open automatically in a PDF reader.

If you visit that link with any of your devices, you should be able to download the magazine, if the device has the correct permissions and enough memory to store the download.

One other note: You’ll notice that you also have access to your account from this page. The link is at the top of the page, in the yellowish box. This link takes you to a page showing your payment history and giving you the option of managing your subscription, including canceling if that’s what you wish to do.

How Long Do You Have Access to Your Magazines?

You have access to all of the magazines published during the length of your subscription for as long as your subscription is valid. For example, if you have been a subscriber for three years, you’ll have access to all 36 of those issues.

The moment you cancel your subscription, you lose access to all of those issues.

That’s How CP Magic Subscriptions Work

I hope that answers any questions you may have about how CP Magic subscriptions work. If not, leave your question in the comment section below and I will give you an answer.

I’ll also add to this post as new information is available, or if there are changes in procedures.

Be patient. This blog and store, and everything I do is a one-person show. I have to do whatever needs to be done. There are only 24 hours in a day, and I sleep some of them. It’s impossible to get to everything in 24 hours or less, though I do my best.

If you’re convinced, and are ready to subscribe, click the link below for the option that suits you best. Remember, you can cancel at any time.

If not, that’s okay, too. You can still buy current and back issues through my store elsewhere on this website.

Thank you and best wishes!

Subscribe to CP Magic! by the month or by the year.

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