“The Spook,” a Free Downloadable e-zine, Premieres
PrimeZone Media Network
WARRENSBURG, N.Y., June 25, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) – “The Spook” (http://www.thespook.com), the world’s first fully downloadable consumer magazine, made its debut this week on the Web, racking up more than 4,000 downloads in the first 48 hours. Offered free in Adobe (R) Portable Download Format, the e-zine features slick lay-out and “spooky” fiction by authors such as Ramsey Campbell and Poppy Z. Brite. There are exclusive interviews with literary luminaries Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Carroll and Alex Shoumatoff as well as actress-turned-activist Linda Blair. Articles on popular culture like comics and film and reviews make up the rest of the 94-page, full-color magazine… You can read ‘The Spook’ onscreen or print it out or both,” said publisher/editor Anthony Sapienza. “We even offer “The Spook” in a low-resolution version for people with slower data transfer rates and, if you’ve never used the free Adobe (R) Reader(R), we provide easy-to-use instructions.” “The Spook” will be published monthly without cost, obligation or membership. Readers can choose to subscribe for free and will be provided with news, release dates and subscriber privileges including monthly drawings for prizes.