Posts tagged with "shopping" - Faerye Net 2008-07-01T14:02:56+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Fictionwise 2008-07-01T14:02:56+00:00 2008-07-01T14:05:26+00:00 <p>Just a little plug for an increasingly useful online store: <a href="" target="links">Fictionwise eBooks</a>. I first visited Fictionwise because they published the digital version of the <a href="" target="links">Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</a> my story was in. It was great to be able to tell folks who live far from bookstores, or who don&#8217;t do much brick-n-mortar shopping, or who <em>just couldn&#8217;t wait any longer</em>, &#8220;Hey, you can buy a pdf of the magazine right now for a little off the cover price.&#8221;</p> <p>Since then, I&#8217;ve noticed more and more periodicals adding Fictionwise links to their sites. I don&#8217;t think I know anyone who uses an eReader, and I&#8217;ve never bought an electronic version of a book, so I may be an odd niche market for Fictionwise. However, I have been using them regularly as a way to get hold of magazines. Back issues are as easy to get as current issues; they carry everything from Asimov&#8217;s and Analog to the once-elusive <a href="" target="links">Lady Churchill&#8217;s Rosebud Wristlet</a>, and I don&#8217;t have to pay shipping and handling. Reading one story or article at a time on a screen doesn&#8217;t grate on me as reading an entire book on the computer would.</p> <p>So, if you missed one issue of a magazine, want to see if you like a magazine well enough to subscribe, or are stuck in an airport without decent reading material, I highly recommend browsing their magazine selection. It&#8217;s convenient, inexpensive, and laziness-compliant.</p>