'007' Magazine Is Back In Action
The ever-popular 007 Magazine is making a comeback in a big way for its 30th anniversary year.
Returning to print after three years as an internet-only publication, summer 2009 will see the return of 007 Magazine with not one, but two separate titles. Read on for full details:
007 MAGAZINE Is Back!
The World’s Number One James Bond Publication Is Set To Return In Print In Its 30th Anniversary Year
After a 3-year ‘sabbatical’ as an online Internet publication only, 007 Magazine is set to return during summer 2009 with not one, but two separate titles. The sister publication will be entitled 007 Magazine Archive Files, and the first issue will feature articles and many never-before-seen images from the making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, in the film’s 40th anniversary year.
Each issue of 007 Magazine Archive Files will concentrate on aspects of one Bond film in the series’ history, while the original 007 Magazine will contain a varied selection of features relating to all aspects of the James Bond phenomenon. Both 36-page ‘Limited Edition’ issues will retail at £9.99 each (plus £1.50 p&p – $20 surface mail) and will be published at intervals throughout the year on a non-subscription basis.
007 Magazine editor & publisher Graham Rye explained, “I can think of no better way of celebrating 007 Magazine‘s 30th anniversary than the publication re-emerging in a printed format. When we ceased publishing 007 Magazine as a paper publication in December 2005 many of our faithful long-time readers were less than enthusiastic about the changeover to the new media. So after being away for a three-year hiatus I’ve decided to return with a printed magazine format and this time to run two titles side-by-side, hopefully to cater for every possible taste in Bond fandom. With so many unseen images in the 007 Magazine Achive this will prove a great opportunity to bring them to a wider audience.”
The 007 Magazine website will continue to feature a large free view area while its 1,000-page feature-packed encrypted pay-to-view archive area will offer a newly reduced 12-month subscription fee of £9.99 ($16). The current ££4.99 ($7.50) monthly subscription to the encrypted pay-to-view area will remain the same.
007 Magazine first appeared in print in April 1979 and premiered on the World Wide Web during 1997, while its more recent web persona evolved during September 2004.
007 Magazine publications and website feature the definitive work on the subject, covering everything relating to the James Bond phenomenon and spanning six decades from 1952 to the present day. During its 30-year history 007 Magazine & Archive has become THE foremost worldwide focal point for countless enquiries relating to Bond, James Bond – and provides the ultimate resource for James Bond enthusiasts worldwide, and a unique commercial picture agency & information centre for the world’s media.
The 007 Magazine Archive is the largest commercial archive of its kind in the world and many of its never-before-seen images will feature regularly throughout the pages of both 007 Magazine publications.
Both 007 Magazine publications will be printed in limited quantities, so if you wish to reserve a copy prior to publication (with no obligation to purchase), please email [email protected].
Customers will be emailed when the publications are available for sale through the 007 Magazine website.
For further details, visit the official 007 Magazine website. To view the detailed 1979 – 2005 bibliography of 007 Magazine on CommanderBond.net, click here.
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