Publish Industry will be offering electronic version of A&D, E&E, Energy 2.0, P&A and S&I as a “Green Publishing” alternative to the paper copies. The’ve been emailing readers, offering them the chance to switch to “E-Paper” versions.

I’ve always thought that electronic versions of magazines will be a key part of the future media for our industry. Paper is environmentaly unfriendly, and expensive to distribute, and websites don’t have the careful layout and editing that make magazines so accessible and eas to browse. Of course there are problems – the quality of displays is still way behind paper, and portability is a real issue when reading electronic magainzes. Despite this, I remain hopeful that electronic magazines will ensre that the attractive design, careful story selection and expert writing will continue to be a part of our lives without unneccesary environmental consequences of printing hard copies.