This is more of a general magazine publishing question. Why do some magazines, like the latest issue of the Insider, come as the October issue even though it's only July? Why the enormous lead time on the cover date? It seems particularly silly when the information in it is several months late. If anything, it should be "dated" as being the late May or early June issue based on the contents.
Can anyone familiar with the magazine publishing end of things shed some light on this? Thanks.