AD LIB: Digital edition on its way

Paddy Ashdown cover of Ad Lib magazineWhen AD LIB launched last December one message we got back loud and clear, not least from Lib Dem Voice readers, was that you want a digital version.

Well, we’ve only gone and done it. And, what’s more, it will be available next week.

We’ve been working hard with the good people of PageSuite to get the digital edition ready to launch alongside the publication of April’s magazine, which will land through letterboxes next Tuesday (after the Bank Holiday).

And we’re making it a truly interactive experience – with videos and links you can launch with one click. You don’t get that with the paper copy!

April’s cover star is the one and only Paddy Ashdown and, as you can see from the front cover, he’s got a message for you ahead of this May’s local election.

And if that doesn’t press your buttons, the April issue features everything from drugs policy to Sara Bedford’s cinnamon cake (best consumed in that order) plus by-election victories, democracy in Georgia and Serbia, Nick’s road trips, the Dutch monarchy, the Manic Street Preachers, and conference first-timer Cadan ap Tomos’s experience of Glee Club.

Now, we’re not planning to take sides in the “dead tree press vs digital revolution” culture war, we’re just going to give you both.

April’s issue is one of two this year that all Party members will get free of charge, so we’re making the digital version available to everyone too.

So if you want to read it on your iPad, iPhone, Android, laptop or home computer, you can. But if you’d still prefer to flick through the pages yourself, you can do that too.

If you want to read AD LIB every month, online or in hard copy, party members can subscribe for just £35 a year.

And if you haven’t subscribed yet, remember the Liberal Democrats are giving you a handy tax cut in your April pay packet. What better use for it could there be? 😉

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7 Comments

  • Christine Headley 28th Mar '13 - 11:07pm

    I thought the high price was because of the cost of postage. I know that digitisation costs, but Ad Lib doesn’t feel like ‘worth £3 each’ to me.

  • Robert Hardware 29th Mar '13 - 1:48am

    Very glad that you’ve finally got the digital version sorted, though I have to agree with Christine about the price. I think a physical + digital price and then a digital only price would get more people subscribing. I know it would for me anyway.

  • Yusuf Osman 29th Mar '13 - 1:43pm

    Helen, I’m delighted to read that Ad Lib will be publishing an electronic version. As I am blind and really didn’t need the hassle of scanning another book type item I’ve been asking for an electronic version, but haven’t had any response from anyone. Has anyone tested to see if this version will be accessible to screenreaders? I’m not keen on paying a subscription for something that I may not be able to read.

  • Adrian Dneš 2nd Apr '13 - 11:49am

    Ad Lib is too expensive price should be no more than eighteen pounds a year.

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