Monday, April 07, 2014

The Digital Realm

People who  know me, are well aware of my digital lifestyle and my interest in all things IT. Funny though, when it comes to magazines I´m all ANALOG! I do get all my news via the web - who doesn´t - but when is comes to collecting magazines I´m ALL OLD SCHOOL!
But - let´s face it - it won´t take long and the magazines as we love them, will have gone extinct :-(
Year after year we loose another magazine and the whole market is becoming smaller and smaller, which is a pretty sad development. I see the chances - of course - as well (cutting printing costs, distribution etc. etc. ) BUT still - I don´t like it...
Enough complaining - there is good within the digital publishing world as well and one of those things is ISSUU. I have just learned, that there is a digital only STAR WARS magazine called THE EMPIRE!
In their own words:

The EMPIRE monthly is the official web-magazine of the 501st Legion Russian Outpost. The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group.

It´s a fan magazine covering the activities of the 501s and it looks promising - you can check it out here:

And now that I have lured you to ISSUU, you should try to run the term STAR WARS through their digital library, or you just click here - there you go - lots of new and old mags and books (though I do have my concerns about the copyright situation for some publications. Anyway - enjoy! 

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