We created CoverStory’s online micro payment platform to benefit both readers and magazines -- readers only have to pay for pieces that they are actually interested in reading (unlike a subscription model) and magazines can build a direct revenue stream and expand their readership. And all the articles are delivered in an ad-free environment!
You can purchase articles on CoverStory by opening an account and maintaining a credit balance. As you purchase more articles, we provide more relevant recommendations for your further reading. Our goal is to make your reading experience seamless and engaging.
Our website is responsive and can be opened through a browser on any typical phone, tablet, or desktop device; the website is designed to resize itself based on the size of the device’s screen. We don’t have a mobile phone or tablet app at this point.
CoverStory has partnered with various reputable magazines who have agreed to let us sell their content on a per article basis.
Please take a minute to visit our partners page for a list of magazines we are currently partnering with and their brief descriptions.
No. The copyright to any article still belongs to the magazine from which the article is sourced.
We currently accept credit cards on the Visa and MasterCard network. Pricing is in Canadian dollars.
Each credit card transaction comes with processing costs that we bear. In order to make this model economically viable, we had to set a floor of $10. We have also set a cap of $20 to ensure that there is always enough choice in the articles available for purchase in relation to your credit balance.
Yes, you can. We are confident that readers will have a great experience on our website and will have a variety of interesting content that they would like to read, but if a reader ends up with unused credits, we think it is fair for the reader to expect a refund. Please refer to our refund policy for details.
We would love to hear from you, and welcome any ideas for improving the reader experience. Please go the Contact Us page, select “General Feedback” from the dropdown menu and fire away! For raising issues, please use the same form and select the appropriate option from the dropdown menu.