Thuglit! Wow! A number of years ago I discovered the world of electronic magazines, e-zines, or sometimes, just 'zines. They are like the modern version of the pulps. What could be cheaper than pulp pages than electrons?
'Zines come and go, they are usually offered to read for free; if they pay the authors for their work they attract better quality stories but they struggle to create revenues through advertising and fold.
Thuglit (and another fantastic 'zine - Plots with Guns) has been around for years but even they had to fold a couple of years ago. Recently (I'm writing about this in February 2013) they've reemerged in a new format - pay-for-the-issue. In the 20's, 30's and 40's, when the pulps ruled, they offered cheap entertainment for an amount of money that anybody could afford -10 cents. Today, thanks to Apple and the iTunes Store, that number is 99 cents.
I think the folks at Thuglit may have cracked the code to a new pulp era. Part of what didn't work, for me, in the web page era, was that I, as a reader, I had to seek out the content and try figure out where I left off the last time I visited. It was a pain. Now I can buy and download any issue I want (no more troubles trying to get back issues - I can also see the return of the serial with this) take it with me on my tablet, or e-reader, bookmark it, put it down, come back to it, just like a real magazine.
This is exciting stuff.
Oh, BTW, Thuglit is crime fiction; down-and-dirty, mean, scary, tough and they are not afraid to use swear words. Just so you know what you're getting into.