I posted a similar thread over at Snuffhouse, but I know not everyone here is a member there so ...
What would you folks think of a digital version of The Snuff Taker's Ephemeris? We get dozens of requests every week for an e-book edition, and up until recently we've always said no. My reasoning was that I wanted to "keep it real" and I thought a digital edition would be the antithesis of what we're all about. But I realize that we may be alienating a large potential readership who prefers carrying their e-readers with them instead of a stack of books and magazines.
I'm personally one of those people that can't stand anything other than a real ink-and-paper book, so a digital edition will never replace the hard copy of The Ephemeris. Even if the audience for the print edition dwindles to twenty or thirty readers an issue, we'll still make a print edition.
So far our argument against a digital edition is mainly built on our own arrogant idea of what the magazine should be. I was reading a Jann Wenner interview the other day and I pretty much agree with his whole "print>digital" ad campaign. But there's a big difference between Rolling Stone and The Snuff Taker's Ephemeris - Rolling Stone can be found at a quarter million newsstands worldwide. The Ephemeris is at less than 600.
So what do you all think? Yes or no?