U.K. Fetish Magazine Skin Two Goes Annual

Tod Hunter
LONDON — U.K.-based fetish magazine Skin Two will stop publishing its magazine and will replace it with a hardcover annual yearbook devoted to the fetish scene.

“Skin Two magazine has for a long time been published around twice per year, although it varies a lot — once, we had an interval of over a year between issues," Skin Two cofounder and editor Tim Woodward told British adult trade publication Erotic Trade Only. "I've decided to upgrade it to a posh coffee table annual hardcover book costing around 25 pounds. Currently the magazine is 10 pounds, or $20.

"This will be the definitive fetish yearbook — much more upmarket than the magazine — with much more real content, beautiful glossy photography and artwork, and far better presentation. It will be something for aficionados and fans of the fetish and BDSM scenes to collect for their bookshelf. The first issue of the new Skin Two, in book form, will be out early in 2009.”

The increasing reach of the Internet is the main reason for the change.

"Over the years, the web has taken over as a reference source," Woodward said. "People go to our magazine — and will go to the book — for serious content and they go to the web for information on fetish shops and suppliers. To make the most of this trend we will be transferring advertising to the Skin Two Directory, which will be online at Directory.SkinTwo.co.uk. This way, ads will be much cheaper for fetish businesses and they will reach many more people. Online advertising can also be added to and altered any time, giving our advertisers better control over their ad targeting and date-sensitive content.”

For more information, visit the Skin Two website at SkinTwo.co.uk.