The PhotoBook Review on Zinio
Hello! It’s been just under a week since we launched our digital edition on Zinio; thanks to everyone who has downloaded this first trial digi-version of the Review – and for those who have sent on feedback about the experience.
For those of you who have downloaded the first issue via Zinio, thank you!
First, it’s great to see that the demand for the print edition remains so strong. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to sell them at this time, but if that changes, our PBR mailing list will be the first to know!
Second, for those of you who have downloaded the first issue via Zinio, thank you! There have been a number of queries about the legibility of the texts in this format. It’s true that the PDF is fixed, but did you know that you have the option to read the articles as text only? The button at the bottom of the first page of every article allows you to access the text, set apart from the design, for a better reading experience on the iPad, iPhone, and other devices.
Others have commented on a lack of sharpness on the PDF – please note that one factor that can impact sharpness of the PDF is the speed of your connection if you’re viewing it online. Sometimes the pages can take longer to load, and for the type to render sharply. However, once the publication has fully downloaded onto your tablet device, this should not take more than a few seconds. For offline reading on the computer, please make sure to download Zinio’s free Reader 4.
We are hard at work on Issue 002; details to be announced shortly. We are working to figure out the best way to get PBR into the hands of everyone who wants it — both hard copy and digital edition. We’ll figure it out, step by step – and all of your input helps us to do so. So thanks again for your interest—and thanks for your patience as we iron out the kinks on this new venture!
Lesley and the PBR team
P.S. Stay tuned in February as we start to add more content on a regular basis to this site.
The PhotoBook Review is a publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook—focusing on the best photography books being published, from the coffee-table book to the handmade artist’s edition, and on creating a better understanding of the ecosystem of the photobook as a whole.