After months of back and forth with Amazon, along with vital changes
in their policy towards magazines, we're thrilled to announce that it's
now possible to subscribe directly to us on the Kindle.
Previously, we could only offer the magazine on a per issue basis
because the terms for anything other than books were not very favorable
for publishers. Those terms changed at the beginning of December and, as a
result, we are now able to offer the newly released Winter 2010-2011 issue
as the first in a yearly subscription. You can now get 2600 sent to
your Kindle automatically for less than half the cost of a paper
subscription, which comes out to 99 cents a month.
What's really cool about this is that relatively few magazines have
taken advantage of this new means of distribution. At the moment,
there are only 76 and most of them are rather huge, like Time,
Newsweek, The New York Times, etc. So we hope to be able to reach
a bunch of new people and become part of something that hopefully
will be a significant means of publishing for us and others who
follow. As promised when we first started this project, we're
keeping our readers informed on how the system operates, what winds up
working and what doesn't, and how our various innovative ideas turn out.
Also, right now, we're at the very bottom of the list of publications
since the order is based on sales, and we've only just started to tell
people about this. It sure would be cool to pull ourselves up to the
point where we're mixed in with some of the major magazines that are
participating in this project. You can see how we're doing by checking
on where we rank in the list.
Of course, we're not going to keep ourselves confined to the Kindle.
This is but another step in our continuing mission to enter the
electronic publishing arena. As always, we want to hear what our
readers have to say. You can participate and maybe get published in
our electronic issues by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to all of
you who have been so encouraging and helpful over the past few months,
Our future is now more exciting and interesting than ever.
You can subscribe online at http://tinyurl.com/2600kindlesub-us for the United States, http://tinyurl.com/2600kindlesub-uk for the United Kingdom, or
simply search for 2600 Magazine in the magazine section of any