Saturday, 21 April 2012

Interview at W1S1

I've done a short interview with Simon Kewin for Write 1 Sub 1 which is now up on their site.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Royal Mail price increases

Just realised what a huge effect on magazines the latest Royal Mail price increases are going to have.

It's not pretty.
Everyone in the UK is aware of the 14p increase on a second class stamp. I'm bulk buying in advance to protect from the price rise there, what I hadn't realised was the effect to sending Jupiter abroad.

From 30th April to send a single issue of Jupiter abroad the costs are going to increase like this:
42p extra to send a single issue to Europe
82p extra to send a single issue to America

This is going to have a huge effect on subscribers from abroad. There's no way we can absorb such a large increase. I'm afraid prices will have to rise. I haven't worked out by how much yet, this has literally just hit me, but I think it's going to start signaling the end of paper magazines flying around the world. Electronic publications will be the winners it seems.

If you like your magazines printed, get your low cost subscriptions while you can!


Monday, 2 April 2012

Issue 35 reviewed at SFCrowsnest

I think it's safe to say Rod enjoyed this issue. A lot.

Thanks again to all the authors (and Rosie our proof reader), great stories make a great review.
You can read it all here:

"Well, the editor Ian Redman has outdone himself in producing a good magazine packed with outstanding fiction. Seriously, the stories in this issue have a high standard. There's nothing much more you can say about them than that."