Size of Interzone
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Author:  Tony [ Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:36 pm ]
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Has anyone seen a copy of IZ #226 yet?

Is this issue in the mag's new format with colour interior artwork?

Author:  Andy [ Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:50 am ]
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IZ226 is the regular size. I hope to collect many more opinions on the proposal before making any change. Have to say, though, that the more I think about it the more I like the idea, personally. I haven't done a test but even at the same page count we could probably make only very slight, unnoticeable changes to layout and lose no content, but I fancy increasing the page count to 80 (min?), which'd allow us to use a spine, change the stock (eg thicker card cover), and end up with something that looks and feels and is more substantial. Course, it'd be a little less magazine-like, but given the fact that in the UK there is now no bookshop or newsagent chain that will stock fiction magazines, I don't see that as a problem, and we could even turn the change to our advantage. Not that the difference in size is all that great, don't forget that. A stockier perfect bound format would throw up a couple of small obstacles, such as how we incorporate the award-winning, impossible to miss subscription insert... but such little things must surely be easily overcome.

Should we go ahead with this I think Black Static should adopt it too. There's a lot to be said for having the two magazines the same size and everything.

Author:  Paul Woodward [ Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:48 am ]
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With perfect bindings I think you can get a perforated page for the subscription inserts.
I think Granta have something similar?

Author:  JamesT [ Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:51 pm ]
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I like colour, but I also like B&W.

I like A5, but I also like A4.

My bookshelf supports Analog, Postscripts, Jupiter and Interzone.

They all look good.

There really is only one argument for me.

If you can increase the content, then do it.

Author:  Mike A [ Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:04 pm ]
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I'm guessing that would be contingent on two things: selling more advertising and increasing circulation.

Author:  ohoward [ Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:36 am ]
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I quite like the idea. More convenient, sturdier and if it means the content can be increased, all for the better.

Author:  MonkeyBiscuit [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:06 am ]
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I have only just started reading Interzone (232) but I really like the smaller, studier idea. If it was more book sized then I would be more likely to carry it around and (for example) read it on the train.

Author:  David Rees-Thomas [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:14 pm ]
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When I subscribed to the magazine (in pre TTA days) and when I bought back issues from the bins in Forbidden Planet, I have to say I preferred the larger size and generally better quality than some other mags.

Nowadays this is moot for me as I've been getting the E version from Fictionwise for a while.

Or is it? Would a redesign (which is perhaps not on the cards anyway) have an impact on the look of the E edition?

Author:  Chelsea_Tractor [ Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:02 pm ]
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JamesT wrote:
I like colour, but I also like B&W.

But which is best? There's only one way to find out... fiiiiiiight!

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