Literary magazine The Paris Review is launching an app next week. The app, which will be available for iOS devices, is designed to recreate the print experience digitally, but not get caught up in extras.
Lorin Stein, editor-in-chief of The Paris Review, explained the strategy to AppNewser: “We don’t want to make a new magazine. We just want to make the magazine more widely available and have an easy way of showcasing old stuff.”
The app will include new issues, back issues, and anthologies. The magazine will be launching an anthology of fiction prize winners and a collection of its advice columns as an anthology. A subscription will go for $30 a year, but you can also purchase content a la carte. There will also be lots of free content. One of the benefits of launching the app is that it makes it easier for readers in Europe to have access to the magazine, where distribution has proven difficult over the years.