Digital Subscriptions


Read anywhere, anytime. Subscribers to the Quarterly Essay have full digital and ebook access on the website as well as on the iPhone/iPad and Android apps.

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Already a subscriber? Here is how to read your digital issues:

For the duration of your subscription, you have digital access to all the past essays through the website and the Quarterly Essay app.


Accessing the essays on the website

To access your digital essays here on the website, please make sure you are logged in to your Schwartz Account. To do this, you need to click the ‘Login’ button at the top and enter your email and Schwartz Media account password. If you have forgotten your password or have not set one up, you can request a password reset link here. If this link does not seem to come promptly, please check your spam or junk inbox. 

When you are logged in to your account, at the top right hand corner of the screen you should see your name with a green dot next to it. At this point, you will have unlimited online access to the Quarterly Essays and if you click where it says ‘Essays’ in the menu, you can read any of the issues by pressing the button that says ‘Read Essay’ below your essay of interest. 

In this screen, you can also download the essay as an ebook by clicking the ‘Ebook’ button and choosing the correct format you need the file to be. Your ebook will either load automatically to the library of your ereader app on your device, or go to the Downloads folder on your device. If you do not have an ereader app but would like one, you can find a handy list of free apps on the Black Inc. ebook FAQ here


Accessing your essays via the app

Your subscription also allows you access to the Quarterly Essays through our Apple and Google Play apps on iPads, iPhones, and Android tablets and phones. To access these you will need to download the Quarterly Essay app on your device, either from Google Play or the Apple App Store depending on your device. When you open the Quarterly Essay app, click where it says ‘Already a subscriber?’ or press the ‘Account’ button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. You will then be prompted to log in with your Schwartz Account. After you have logged in you will be able to read the essays in the app at your leisure. Please note that you cannot download ebooks through the app. 


Need help?

If you are struggling to log in, please email us at [email protected] with your query and we will get back to you as soon as we can.