Publisher Graham Rye announced today that ‘OO7’ Magazine #48 will be the last paper issue of the magazine. From here on out, ‘OO7’ Magazine will be published online at the ever expanding ‘OO7’ Magazine Official Website. Here is the official PRESS RELEASE with all the details:
26th FEBRUARY 2006
Dear 007 MAGAZINE subscriber
With the release of 007 MAGAZINE issue #48, our quarterly publication will cease to be a printed paper magazine. Commencing with issue #49 it will become a webzine, published exclusively online at www.007magazine.co.uk
‘OO7’ #48, Thunderball special, will be last paper issue
While this is regrettable, spiralling production, printing, and administration costs make the continuation of 007 MAGAZINE in its current printed format commercially unviable. However — we, and I hope you the reader, want 007 MAGAZINE to survive and continue to entertain James Bond enthusiasts worldwide for many years to come!
Although we’re sad to see 007 MAGAZINE cease as a paper quarterly, we’re very excited about its varied and long-term possibilities on the World Wide Web.
We will continue to bring readers the same unique look at the world of James Bond with exclusive articles, interviews and photo-layouts, but now partnered with even more rare and never-before-seen imagery, and reproduced in a vibrant, clearer and more exciting medium. Quite simply — 007 MAGAZINE will never have looked better!
While Bond news, forums, and fan club websites proliferate, the 007 MAGAZINE website will continue to consolidate its unique expert presence on the World Wide Web as the world’s foremost James Bond archival resource. Nobody does it better!
From June 1st 2006, 007 MAGAZINE (issue #49 onwards) will become part of the “pay-to-view” area on our website at www.007magazine.co.uk where the 12-month subscription fee will cost £24.99 ($45/38 euro).
Once your subscription payment has been accepted you will be able to login to the members’ area of 007 MAGAZINE and also access and update your unique profile. Your subscription will enable you to access 4 editions of 007 MAGAZINE over a 12-month period, together with all the other varied content of the ever-growing 007 MAGAZINE Articles Archive area, and other great new features — absolutely FREE!
We are also introducing a £9.99 ($20/15 euro) monthly fee for the casual James Bond web-surfer, who may only wish to browse the “pay-to-view” area, or for readers who prefer to purchase one copy of 007 MAGAZINE at a time as each issue is published.
Current subscribers who are still owed printed issues of 007 MAGAZINE will receive a FREE 12-month subscription to the new webzine when the premiere issue is published in June. Those subscribers still owed printed magazines will be contacted ASAP and informed how to claim their free subscription.
We thank all our subscribers for their loyal support over the last 26 years and hope you’ll continue to support 007 MAGAZINE in its new 21st Century incarnation, to infinity — and beyond!
Editor, Designer, Photographer, Publisher
007 MAGAZINE & Archive Limited
To get a taste of the new online ‘OO7’, Graham has released an online only supplement to issue 48. Go to the www.007magazine.co.uk to check it out.
*‘OO7’ Magazine is an independent publication no longer affiliated with The James Bond International Fan Club.