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If you just can’t wait for all the articles to be available online…
If you love the smell of fresh ink on paper…
If you prefer reading your content in ebook format…
If you like to keep your own archive for future reference…
If you love iOS apps that keep you up-to-date without hassle…
If you love to support The Briefing with a bit of your hard earned money…

…there are a number of other ways to read The Briefing that we think you’re going to love.


Subscription – printed copy mailed

Even in this digital age, thousands of Briefing readers still prefer to pay a small cost to have a paper copy mailed to them six times a year. (There’s just something about paper.) The printed Briefing is 52 pages of beautifully designed full-colour printing on quality paper.

Click the links below to order your paper subscription through our online store, or call Matthias Media.

The AUD prices listed below include postage within Australia (and link to the item in our Australian online store). The USD prices include postage to the USA (and link to the item in our US online store).

The Briefing printed copy mailed

Easy renew* subscription: AUD $24.95 USD $28.99
Standard subscription: AUD $26.95 USD $29.99

* What is the ‘easy renew’ subscription option?
The easy renew option simply means that you authorize us now to automatically renew your subscription by credit card at the end of the subscription period. This is done by debiting your credit card and sending you the receipt. However, upon receiving the receipt, you are free to change your mind and discontinue the subscription.

Why do we offer this option? Simply to make the renewal process easier for us and for you. The majority of our subscribers elect to use this option because they know the only reason they wouldn’t continue getting The Briefing is because the renewal letter gets buried under a pile of paper on the kitchen bench. Chasing people in this instance just costs us time and money, so that’s why we give a small financial incentive for ‘easy renew’.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Your Briefing print magazine subscription comes with an automatic ‘no questions asked’ money back guarantee. If, after you receive your first issue, you see that The Briefing is not what you expected and wish to cancel, just let us know before you receive your second issue and we’ll give you a full refund. Cancel your subscription at any time after this for a refund of the unused portion of your subscription (ie. a pro rata refund). Give The Briefing a try—we’re confident you won’t need the guarantee, but it’s there for you just in case.

For countries outside of Australia, different rates apply. In the UK and Europe, subscribe by contacting The Good Book Company. For other overseas destinations, email our Australian office for details of subscription rates.

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Subscription – PDF download

You can also subscribe to The Briefing by a bi-monthly download of a full PDF version of the printed edition. Every second month we send you an email with a download link.

The AUD prices listed below link to the item in our Australian online store. The USD prices link to the item in our US online store.

The e-Briefing

(Delivered in an electronic PDF format.)

Easy renew* email subscription: AUD $14.95 USD $15.99
Standard email subscription: AUD $16.95 USD $17.99

* What is the ‘easy renew’ subscription option?
The easy renew option simply means that you authorize us now to automatically renew your subscription by credit card at the end of the subscription period. This is done by debiting your credit card and sending you the receipt. However, upon receiving the receipt, you are free to change your mind and discontinue the subscription.

Why do we offer this option? Simply to make the renewal process easier for us and for you. The majority of our subscribers elect to use this option because they know the only reason they wouldn’t continue getting The Briefing is because the renewal email gets overlooked amidst a long list of other emails in their inbox. Chasing people in this instance just costs us time and money, so that’s why we give a small financial incentive for ‘easy renew’.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Your Briefing PDF magazine subscription comes with an automatic ‘no questions asked’ money back guarantee. If, after you receive your first issue, you see that The Briefing is not what you expected and wish to cancel, just let us know before you receive your second issue and we’ll give you a full refund. Cancel your subscription at any time after this for a refund of the unused portion of your subscription (ie. a pro rata refund). Give The Briefing a try—we’re confident you won’t need the guarantee, but it’s there for you just in case.

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Subscription – iOS app delivery

Download the free app now

The Briefing app is an iOS app that allows you to access the full content of Briefing articles as a digital magazine and read it (offline) through the device that you carry around with you everywhere. (For those familiar with iTunes, it is a Newsstand app.)

Subscribe and get each issue pushed automatically to your device as soon as it is published. The Briefing app is a free download from the Newsstand section of the iTunes store. Subscriptions and in-app purchases can then be processed in just a few seconds.

The iOS Briefing app**

(Available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.)

Briefing only (bi-monthly): AUD $2.99 USD $2.99
Briefing + Brief Books (monthly)
The Briefing comes to you bi-monthly, but in the other month we’ll send you some extended content we call a Brief Book. It might be a standalone portion of a forthcoming title, or a compilation of some Briefing archives on a specific topic, or perhaps an excellent article that was just too long for The Briefing itself.
AUD $1.99 USD $1.99
Briefing + Brief Books (yearly) + back catalogue
Take out an annual subscription and you’ll not only get The Briefing and Brief Books, but we’ll also give you access to the app’s Briefing and Brief Books back catalogue. (Starting from issue #395 Sept/Oct 2011.) See ‘Briefing + Brief Books’ above for more about Brief Books.
AUD $21.99 USD $19.99

These app subscriptions are handled through your Apple’s iTunes account, and payment will be charged to this account at confirmation of purchase. Auto-renewable iOS subscriptions will automatically renew unless they are cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. Under Apple’s rules no cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.

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Buy an individual issue — in ebook format (epub/Kindle)

If you’d rather not subscribe, you can still access all of the bi-monthly content in digital form for reading offline on your portable device (smartphone, tablet, ebook reader).

Each issue of The Briefing is now published in both epub and Kindle formats. These files can be purchased through the Matthias Media online store, Amazon, or Apple iBookstore.

Price per issue:  AUD $3.99  |  USD $3.99 >> Links to Matthias Media store

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Buy an individual issue — iOS app delivery

If you’d rather not subscribe, you can still access all of the bi-monthly content in digital form for reading offline on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch through the free Briefing app.

Each issue (as well as our new Brief Books) can be downloaded within the app as an in-app purchase.

Price per issue/book:  AUD $4.49*  |  USD $3.99

* Why is the Australian in-app purchase price higher than the price of the ebook file in the iBookstore and Matthias Media’s own store? Well, you’ll have to ask Apple that. For some reason the pricing tiers they allow for in-app purchases and ebooks is different. So we literally can’t charge the same price. Go figure?!

Download the free app now

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If you sell The Briefing at your church, then you can download the poster for issue #406#407, or #408.