Monday, March 16, 2009


Turns out that IGMS will be available on Kindle. We've had numerous requests for it to be available there, and at first it looked like it wasn't going to work out. But where there's a will, there's a way, and our web designer has begun converting each issue for Kindle, starting with issue one (which should be available shortly). Between his (the designer's) wide variety of other projects, he will work through the back issues as time permits until each issue is ready and done. We'll then add the new issues as they are published. The main differences between the online version of the magazine and the Kindle version is that the cover art will be in black and white instead of color, and the audio stories will not be available (Kindle doesn't support that yet). Certain other bonuses will not be there (like the serialization of "Hotsleep" that we did in issue one, or the comic versions we've done of a few of OSC's stories), but all of the short stories, any interviews, etc. will be in the Kindle version for the same $2.50 we charge for the online version.

Speaking of serialization, we are going to serialize Orson's "Folk of the Fringe" over the next five issues. Frankly, it is my personal favorite of his books, and though it is still in print and available from Tor, they gave us permission to serialize it anyway. If you're not familiar with "Folk," it is a series of interconnected short stories and novellas set in a post-apocalyptic America. Minor characters from one story become major characters in the next, etc. "Folk" includes a novella titled "The Pageant Wagon," which, in my opinion, is one of the best novellas I've ever read. We'll run one story/novella per issue for the next five issues as an added bonus to the regular content.

Also, we're closer than ever now to having an annual membership or subscription option. There's a lot going on right now as far as implementing all of the changes/upgrades we're making, so I don't think that will come into effect until issue 13, but I'll keep you posted as we go along. This is something else that people have been asking for for a long time and I'm glad to announce that it is (almost) finally happening.

1 comment:

Fran Friel said...

Woohoo! Can't wait for my IGMS Kindle subscription. This is marvelous news, Ed.

Kindle Hugs,