When Squidwolf Magazine first came into being, Squidwolf Syndicate boasted something around 5,700 subscribers… I think. While I can’t be too sure on the numbers, but the number of active subscriptions was certainly far below the 14,000 figure that was recently announced to the world. (14,200 now. ~FibreSquirrel) I’d like to think Squidwolf Magazine has been a central part of Squidwolf’s ascension, a crutch that has allowed it to stand upright and proud, where before it was arched and withered. I’d like to think that, but in reality SquidMag was just the armpit hinge (Big toe or ankle, perhaps? ~Fibre) of the aforementioned walking aid. In any case, Squidwolf no longer needs such devices, metaphorically or otherwise and we (well, me) must search for evermore-outlandish similes in order justify SquidMag’s existence… but that is for another discussion. At the Fanfest perhaps.
Back to those 5,700…
As we all know, SquidMag #001 has been sold out for close on 10 months, and since it has, many hundreds of people have enjoyed our products, a few of whom might be interested in acquiring a copy (certainly there are plenty already who have expressed a desire to do so). The long and short of it is that we’re considering ordering a reprint of the first issue of Squidwolf’s official magazine, simply to allow those who missed out and who would like to complete their collection, the opportunity to do so.
If we do decide to reprint, we’ll make sure it won’t be a direct copy. We’ll subtly have the words ‘reprint’ on the cover, or do something else to distinguish the ‘new’ from the ‘original’. In every other respect the mag will be the same as the first, warts and all.
We are also considering venturing into physical copies of the magazines as well as retailing on the NewsStand on the iOS platform.
This plan isn’t set in stone. I’d like to hear your views on the matter – after all, some of you will have bought SquidMag for it’s collectability (Like my 10 copies! LOL ~Fibre), I’m sure. Personally I’m still hoping for a reprint of Retro Gamer #1 as I still have a gap where the first issue should be [sigh]. Sadly other magazine publishers aren’t as caring or sharing as we are 😛
Details on EON#10 to follow in a few days.