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WHAT IS AXATE?

Axate is a new company we are working with that allows you to pay for online features. It allows you to pay on a per-article basis rather than through a subscription, with no commitment.

WHY ARE YOU CHARGING FOR ARTICLES?

It’s no secret that times are tough for print magazines, and as our readership has moved online we have been looking for ways to follow them there and still thrive as a business. Making more of our excellent magazine available to as many readers as possible, wherever they may be, will help us to ensure that it continues to be at the same high standard you all expect – and hopefully we’ll find some new fans along the way.

We’re immensely proud of our team of writers, artists and collaborators and this move will help ensure that their work can shine in front of as wide an audience as possible. We know that not everyone can afford an annual magazine subscription, or to shell out for a print copy every month at the shop, and this way we can give you the choice of which articles you read and when you do it.

ARE YOU CHARGING FOR ALL OF YOUR CONTENT?

No. Much of our regular online content will be available for free, including reviews and news stories. 

HOW MUCH DO I PAY?

An introductory offer means that articles will cost just 25p (25 cents for US readers) each to read. However, there is a daily cap of 25p — that means once you have paid to read one article, you can enjoy totally free access to every story for the rest of the day. 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Registration only takes a couple of minutes. Simply click the ‘register’ button under the Axate symbol on the left hand side of the page or on any premium article. You will asked to provide a few details and payment information, and you can top up your Agate wallet with as little as £3 ($3 if you are in the US).

As a special introductory offer, we will double the amount that you credit to your wallet if you register before 31 July 2019. Start off with £3 and we’ll double it to £6, put in £5 and we’ll increase it to £10, and so on. 

HOW DOES THE WALLET WORK?

Your Axate wallet is the money you put into your account to spend on premium articles. It is not a subscription service so you only spend the money you put in, and you only spend it when you choose to read premium articles.

You will also be able to spend money from your Axate wallet on a growing number of other sites that have signed up to the Axate system.

WILL I BE CHARGED AGAIN IF I RETURN TO AN ARTICLE I HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR?

No. Once you have paid to access the article you will be free to read it any time and as much as you want without being charged extra.

WILL I BE CHARGED TO READ PREMIUM ARTICLES IF I ALREADY HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO SCIFINOW?

No. People with a subscription to SciFiNow magazine will be able to read all of our premium online content for free. When you see the page notice asking you to sign up as an Axate user, you will see a link that says “I’m a SciFiNow subscriber”. Click on that link to generate an email to us - don’t forget to provide your subscription details in the body of the email! We will confirm your subscription is valid, and then Axate will create an account for you. Axate will email your account details directly to you.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT AXATE?

Visit https://axate.com to find out more about Axate and its features. If you’re having a problem registering or accessing your Axate account, or want to contact them for any other reason, just email Axate on support@axate.com