As of this week, SciFiNow is making much more of its content available online. We’re talking about our magazine features, interviews and Time Warp articles, much of which has only been available to readers in our monthly print and digital edition.
We’re thrilled about the prospect of finally being able to offer the latest in-depth features on the most exciting new releases but also digging into our back issues and unearthing some of our all-time favourite one-on-one chats with genre legends, complete guides to all your favourite classics and much, much more.
The reason it’s possible is a new way of paying. Rather than ask everyone to subscribe, or trying to rely on ever-decreasing ad revenues, we’re using a brand new system so you can just pay for what you want.
If you just want to read one article, it will cost you 25p, and – for a special introductory period – once you’ve read one article then everything will stay free until the end of the day. It’s really simple and doesn’t constantly interrupt. You can just read whatever you want and pay a fair price.
SciFiNow has teamed up with Axate to make this possible, so the even better news is that once you have your Axate wallet you can use it on any of Axate’s growing family of websites, not just SciFiNow.
What are we going to charge for?
Reading a premium article will cost 25p, and then the rest of our premium content will be unlocked for you for the rest of the day. We’ll still have plenty of content available for free as well.
Why have we decided to take this approach?
It’s no secret that times are tough for print magazines, and as our readership has moved online we have been looking for ways to follow them there and still thrive as a business. Making more of our excellent magazine available to as many readers as possible, wherever they may be, will help us to ensure that it continues to be at the same high standard you all expect – and hopefully we’ll find some new fans along the way.
We’re immensely proud of our team of writers, artists and collaborators and this move will help ensure that their work can shine in front of as wide an audience as possible. We know that not everyone can afford an annual magazine subscription, or to shell out for a print copy every month at the shop, and this way we can give you the choice of which articles you read and when you do it. Meanwhile, much of our online content will continue to be available for free, including the latest reviews and news stories.
Finally, we’re enormously grateful to you, our readers, for allowing us to keep doing what we’re doing. If you have any queries or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us, and thank you for reading. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without you.
Jonathan Hatfull, SciFiNow editor