SF Magazines: On And On And On

November 21st, 2007 | brainjuice

Editor Lou Anders has here a round-up of everything that’s happened on the global blogotron since I posted Gardner Dozois’ sales numbers for the sf short-story magazines. And that necessarily misses out an awful lot of other posts on the subject.

These tend less to be conversations than call-and-response. Some of the comments threads were very active, but, aside from Gordon van Gelder (MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION), I saw no comments from anyone actually involved in the magazines discussed. Interestingly to me, van Gelder suggested in one place that a loss in circulation doesn’t necessarily equate to a loss of revenue — and, in another, that his magazine would have been on track for its best year in years if the US postal rates hadn’t been hiked.

Special attention should be paid to An Open Source Model for Online Magazines: I think it’s wrong in many particulars, but, as an Open Source model, it’s supposed to be. It’s a good starting point for thinking and conversation.

Let me point out one thing: people are not afraid of reading on screens.

You’re reading this, aren’t you?


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