Lit journal Crazyhorse now offers its readers two options: print and ebook. But unlike many ebooks, in which font and typesetting may be very different on-screen and on paper, the editors describe the ebook version as “a digital book version of the same Crazyhorse paper-and-print page.” Indeed, the pages are nicely laid out and there’s even a turning-page animation for that printed-page feel. You can see a sample from the current ebook issue here.
What’s more, ebook-only subscriptions are half the price of print subcriptions ($8 for one year of ebooks; $16 for one year of print, with free ebook access included). Single-issue ebook prices are cheaper as well.
What do you think? Do you find reading a lit mag digitally—with the same layout and design—comparable to reading it on paper, and would you be more likely to subscribe (or read) journals in ebook form?