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A form of Online Magazine which may be sent to a subscriber by email, sometimes as an email attachment. Most of the early digital magazines, starting with FSFnet, were e-zines as, until 1991, there was no World Wide Web. When Galaxy switched to online publication it called itself an E-zine, though it was really a web-based magazine that also distributed issues by CD-ROM, which is another form of digital distribution. Although the phrase is sometimes used interchangeably with Webzine, in this volume e-zine is used solely to describe magazines e-mailed to subscribers. Daily Science Fiction was the first such e-zine to pay professional rates. [MA]

see also: Audiozine.

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