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Artrocker closes print publication to go tablet-only

Rhian Jones
Artrocker

Artrocker has closed its print publication and will issue its first tablet-only magazine on February 28.

Going forward, the independent magazine will be available on the Google Play and Amazon App Store for all Android Tablet users including Kindle Fire HD, adding to its soft launch on the Apple Newsstand for iPad users back in June 2012.

Artrocker co-founder and editor-in-chief Tom Fawcett said: “From a purely business point of view, we like the amount of control and endless options tablet publishing gives us over how many editions a year we could publish, and when you want to publish them,

“It also opened up the world to the Artrocker brand. Whilst a small percentage of the print issues went to the USA, Japan, Europe, South Africa and beyond, the tablet edition of the issue can now be viewed by anyone with an iPad, Galaxy, Nexus, Kindle Fire or other Google Play enabled tablet at the touch (or swipe) of a button. Artrocker has now become a truly international brand with all the latest on even more new music first.

“We’ve invested heavily in the licenses and software needed to make the most of the new technology and we’re no longer constrained by the same costs and time restraints of producing a physical magazine to all four corners of the globe at the behest of a printer’s schedule. There’s also the additional content benefit that digital offers – there’s no longer a limit to how many features or reviews we wish to publish each month… other than our own time in being able to write about them all and still give you a new issue to read every month!”

The Artrocker team still have a number of new print projects, including a photography book with photographer Gavin Watson and more to be revealed in due course.

 

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