LONDON 25th November 2014
Britain’s foremost literary publication, Literary Review, have today launched the entire digital archive of the historic monthly magazine. For the first time, subscribers to the magazine will be able to access the entire 35 year archive of issues, whether on the web, or using the iOS or Android apps.
The digital archive of Literary Review has been launched in conjunction with the announcement that all print subscribers to the magazine will also gain free access to the digital edition of the magazine as part of their subscription. As a result, for as little as £3.99 a month, or as free with a print subscription, subscribers will be able to browse over 30 years of reviews by some of Britain’s most influential literary critics.
First published in 1979, the prestigious publication has been a commanding presence in Britain’s literary scene for over 3 decades, offering the reviews and comments of prominent literary figures on a range of books. Famous for it’s “Bad Sex in fiction award” which was first launched in 1993, as well as reviews by such literary luminaries as A.S. Byatt, Martin Amis and Hilary Mantel, Literary Review has been at the forefront of British literature for a generation; the digital archive will help to inspire another generation of literary fanatics.
Produced in conjunction with digital publishing experts Exact Editions the Literary Review app offers an ideal platform for this extensive archive. The comprehensive search function allows subscribers to easily navigate the thousands of pages of reviews. With the sync and bookmarking functions of the Exact Editions app, a subscriber can access any page of any issue anywhere in the world with touch of a button, or swipe of a finger. The Exact Editions platform further provides an opportunity for Literary Review to sell network wide site licenses at academic institutions and public libraries, where the 35 year archive will be a highly valued resource.
You can download the Literary Review app from the App Store, here -
Nancy Sladek, Editor of Literary Review said about the archive launch: “We are excited to be able to offer this fantastic addition to our subscribers. It’s great to be able to explore the years of reviews, and the history of the magazine.”
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