Inferno Publishing to Release Less on
April 7, 1997
Beginning with the scheduled May release of Legends
Magazine No. 67, Inferno Publishing president Marcus Pan has stated that
paper-based hardcopy distribution of Infernos works will be strongly cut
down by as much as 50%. In the efforts of reducing paper waste, usage and with
other environmental and monetary considerations, hardcopy issues will be
available only to those who have purchased a subscription to the hardcopy
issue. I usually keep at least twenty issues for myself to hand out to
people on request, but this practice is becoming time consuming, wasteful and
otherwise unwarranted. Starting in May I will have less than ten to hand
out. Pan was stated as saying.
Striving to achieve a more cost-effective, efficient and
technologically advanced office, Inferno Publishing will strive for a virtually
paperless office in which most business documents (excluding some
records) will be electronic and therefore more manageable. Utilizing such
services as a newly-implemented electronic mail subscription program for the
current $2.50/issue rate (issues are electronically mailed directly to the
subscriber along with the program needed to view it) and free World Wide Web
readable and downloadable versions, Inferno Publishing hopes to eventually cut
hardcopy printing down to just a few issues.
In addition, to further cut on paper and printing costs,
Inferno Publishing has plans to raise the hardcopy subscription price of
Legends Magazine to $5.00/issue as opposed to the current $2.50/issue rate. Pan
hopes this rise in hardcopy pricing will eventually eliminate individual
hardcopy subscriptions (this excludes syndicates, editors, distributors and
current subscription holders) to further push the technological advancement
Inferno has achieved and open people up more to the Legends Online website
where the full issues can be downloaded free.
About Inferno Publishing
Inferno Publishing has been in
existence for seven years since 1989 as a non-profit, personal publishing house
that distributed Marcus Pans writing, AD&D modules and related works.
Now undergoing a major expansion and change that began in April, 1997, Pan
hopes to change Inferno Publishing into a for-profit proprietorship that
specializes in Web design and advertising. Hallmark productions Inferno
Publishing is known for include: Legends Magazine, Monsters in the Attic and
Clash of the Titans (D&D: Only a Game?).
About Legends Magazine
Legends Magazine has been in
publish since 1990 and is one of the longest-running fanzines in the country.
Popular in the Penzic, SCA (Society for Creative Acronisms) and RenFair
societies for its Dungeons and Dragons game-playing specialization, it has
grown to encompass a radical outlook on humor, technology, politics and, of
course, role playing games. Legends Magazine debuted its online version on the
World Wide Web late in 1995 and has grown steadily more popular within the