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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shroud Goes Quarterly...

I would like to announce that there will be a minor change to Shroud. After our national launch, the Shroud crew quickly realized that managing a professional bimonthly nationally-distributed magazine was a bit more ambitious than we had first thought. Now, I become deeply annoyed when ambition collides with reality, but I also realize that managing a periodical means managing expectations as well.

I recognize that not only do we have a readership to serve, but a community of writers artists and advertisers as well. To that point, we have decided to make Shroud a quarterly magazine instead of a bimonthly. This will have no impact on the amount of issues that go out to existing subscribers, but you will likely see some changes in the very near future to new subscriptions.

Fiction does not have a shelf life. It’s timeless. A quarterly distribution plan will allow Shroud to remain on the shelves longer, which will provide greater opportunities for authors to be read and for advertisers get more bang for their buck. We look forward to being around for a long time, and feel the wew distribution schedule will help us do just that.

Thank you all for your ongoing support.



Adam J. Whitlatch said...

Sounds good to me. Nothing wrong with a quarterly schedule. It just gives you more time to ensure the quality of every issue.

Natalie L. Sin said...

More shelf time sounds good! : )

Adam Blomquist said...

I second both Adam and Nat.

"We look forward to being around for a long time..."

Warms the cockles of my heart.

T.J. May said...

Works for me. When should we start looking for issue 7?