Last week, Radio Silence supplemented their print magazine with a mobile and a web version of their publication on our platform. Radio Silence is a magazine of literature and rock & roll based in California -- now available everywhere. In each monthly volume, you'll find a selection of writing from a line-up of literary and musical talent, along with media and illustrations.
Radio Silence also produces live events with writers and musicians, and raises money to buy books and musical instruments for kids.
In an interview with Modern Luxury, founder and editor-in-chief Dan Stone said:
I think our culture is still trying to figure out how to create a digital magazine, and while we view our print magazine as a throwback to an earlier era we see the online edition as an opportunity to explore the possibilities that the new medium of digital publishing has to offer.
The launch was a success, and Apple called attention to it by highlighting Radio Silence in the App Store and on Twitter.
Radio Silence joins Scratch and Bikehugger in implementing our new feature, Universal Subscriptions, which we rolled out a few weeks ago. As our developer Greg Knauss explains,
up to this point almost all of our subscriptions and issues were bought inside the apps themselves, via an in-app Apple purchase. Because of this, all purchases were tied to Apple's iOS devices. There was no way to read the same articles on the Web, or to purchase issues or subscriptions on the Web and have them appear in the app. With Universal Subscription-enabled publications, subscriptions can be purchased in the app via Apple, or via a website through a variety of services we support. Each of those purchases enable access both on the Web and in the app, as well as other reading clients we might add in the future. The upshot is that readers get to choose where they make their purchases and where to read what they bought.
Volume III is out this week -- an eclectic mix of wide-ranging musical and literary associations.
Who would expect to find Vladimir Nabokov and Steely Dan in the same small volume? Is that even legal?
This issue introduces Thao Nguyen's series exploring the conflicting worlds of a touring musician and women prisoners in the California state system, and features a conversation between creative talents Daniel Handler and Carrie Brownstein.