After some discussion by the staff of Adventure Books of Seattle this past weekend, we have decided to make the eBook versions of all issues of the Escape Velocity Magazine a free download. There are no forms to fill out, no catches, no baloney. Just point and click.
We decided to do this in response to other magazines charging for eBook downloads. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but since the opportunity arose for Adventure Books to enable this without using our own bandwidth or storage, we wanted to take advantage and make EV available to everyone.
EV differs somewhat from other eBook versions of magazines. Every bit you will find in the print version of the magazine exists in the e-version, including the actual cover images, which we install on the first and last pages of the manuscript. The only real difference is that we use an easier-to-read font for the eBook, and a better print font for the print version.
Issues One, Two and Three (the one shown here) are now available as a free download at the Free Downloads
page at the Escape Velocity Magazine
website. Issue Three contains quite a bit of content, including almost a hundred pictures and images, as well as some 1200dpi blowups of the so-called 'Mars Statue' that has been discussed recently on the internet. Just click on any cover on the Free Downloads page and you are taken to the printer page for that particular issue. Then...just hit the download button. That's it. No forms, no unnecessary junk. Enjoy!
On a side note, Issue Four (July/August) has an interview with a former cast member of the old Irwin Allen TV series, 'Land of the Giants'. We interviewed Stefan Arngrim, who played 'Barry' the young boy on the show. Don't miss this one.
Besides...it'll be free, anyway.
Robert M Blevins (Seattle, USA)
Geoff Nelder (Chester, Great Britain)