Why should I pay for Seventh Row?
We’re a Canadian-run publication with an all-female editorial staff and a staff of writers that are mostly women; plus, we aim to put a spotlight on films directed by women. We encourage our writers to follow their passions, and the result has been really exciting.
We put a lot of love and care into every single piece we publish, and we’re so glad to be able to share the work of our wonderful writers with you. We put a lot of demands on our writers to make sure they meet our high standards for publication, which also means a lot of work for our editors. We love doing it, but we’d like to be able to compensate everyone on staff for their hard work.
When you support Seventh Row, you make it possible for us to afford to keep running and to pay our writers for the amazing content they provide.
Because we don’t publish filler content or clickbait, you’ll want to sit down with our articles and enjoy them. The easiest way to read them is in our eBooks, which compile several related articles into one place so that you can flip through them at your leisure rather than having to check the site each day for new articles.
We treat every piece with care and edit rigorously, so you won’t want to miss a single article. eBooks allow you to read Seventh Row on your terms, when and where you want to, even when you don’t have internet access.
For $5.99/month or $34.99/year, 7R members get access to download one free eBook each month and more exclusive members’ benefits.
What are the members’ benefits?
- Access to all of our content (not just from the past 6 months)
- Access to all the content linked to in the guide at the bottom of every Seventh Row article
- A coupon a month to download an eBook of your choice — regular or Premium — for free (formats available: ePub and PDF)
- A 20% discount on any extra eBooks — including Premium eBooks — that you purchase for yourself
- A 20% discount on any eBooks —including Premium eBooks — that you gift to a friend
- A copy of our members-only newsletter every two weeks
- Exclusive content
Each Seventh Row article builds on previous articles, so you’ll get the most out of our content by drawing connections between articles. In the box at the bottom of every Seventh Row article, in our eBooks, and in our members-only newsletter, we suggest how to read our articles, which archived content complements it, and tease out threads in our writing that have developed over time.
By becoming a member of Seventh Row, you are investing in our future. With your help, we can expand our membership scheme and provide even more exclusive content, like podcasts, physical copies of our eBooks, and more.
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How do I pay for my membership?
Pay once a month or once a year. Your membership will automatically renew until you cancel.
Our 7-day free trial, gives you access to all past content on Seventh Row, but it will not grant you eBook credits or access to the members’ newsletter. At the end of the free trial period, we will collect payment and your monthly membership will begin. You can cancel any time during your trial. Our store uses Stripe to accept payments, which will accept all major credit cards and Apple Pay.
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Can I upgrade my membership from monthly to annual after signing up?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time after signing up for a monthly membership. Log in to the website with your member account, click on the ‘My Account’ logo, then on ‘Subscriptions.’ Next to your membership details, click on the green ‘View’ button, then on ‘Upgrade or Downgrade’. You can then choose your new membership plan.
How do I download my free monthly eBook?
We will email you one coupon a month (every 30 days for annual members) to download one eBook of your choice — regular or Premium — from the store for free. Being a member, you will get a 20% discount on any extra eBooks —regular or Premium — that you purchase.
Can I buy someone a membership as a gift?
How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership anytime. Log in to the website with your member account, click on the ‘My Account’ logo, then on ‘Subscriptions.’ Next to the details of your membership details, click on the green ‘View’ button, then on ‘Cancel’.
Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Cancel my membership’ in the subject line, along with your original order number for your membership (or the email address of your member account), and we will terminate your membership in a timely fashion. Your membership will be valid until the end of the period for which you have already paid.
Can I buy individual eBooks?
Download our free Sundance 2017 eBook as a sample.
How can I read my eBooks?
Each issue is available as an ePub and a PDF. You can read ePubs in most e-reader apps, including Kindle and Kobo. When you purchase an eBook, a personal download link will be sent to your email within your receipt.
What is a Premium eBook?
We offer two kinds of eBooks: regular eBooks for $4.99 each and premium eBooks for $6.99. Our regular eBooks are made from our Special Issues, Series, and festival coverage. Our Premium eBooks involve content that has been curated specifically for this eBook by our editors.
Can I gift eBooks?
Yes. Go in the ‘Gifts’ section of our shop, and click on ‘gift regular eBook’ or ‘gift any eBook (regular or premium)’. Click on ‘View cart’ or on the cart button (the trolley symbol). At checkout, pick ‘send coupon to someone else’, enter your friend’s email address, and they will receive the coupon for their free eBook. If there’s an eBook you think they’d particularly enjoy, let them know in your gift message!
If you choose ‘gift regular eBook’, your friend will be sent a coupon for store credit equivalent to the cost of an eBook for non-members. If they wish to buy a premium eBook instead, they can pay the difference on checkout when using their coupon. If you choose ‘gift any eBook (regular or premium)’, your friend will be sent a coupon for a free eBook of their choice, regardless of the price.
Members get a 20% discount on all eBook gifts. Formats available: ePub and PDF.
Can I gift memberships?
Yes, but only Annual Memberships. Whether you are a member or not, you can gift an annual membership to a friend. Go in the ‘Gifts’ section of our shop, click on ‘Gift membership (1 Year)’. Click on ‘View cart’ or on the cart button (the trolley symbol). At checkout, pick ‘send coupon to someone else’, enter your friend’s email address, and they will receive a coupon for a free membership. You can also enter an optional gift message.
Can I gift eBooks?
If you choose ‘gift regular eBook’, your friend will be sent a coupon for store credit equivalent to the cost of an eBook for non-members. If they wish to buy a premium eBook instead, they can pay the difference on checkout when using their coupon. If you choose ‘gift any eBook (regular or premium)’, your friend will be sent a coupon for a free eBook of their choice, regardless of the price.Members get a 20% discount on all eBook gifts. Formats available: ePub and PDF.
I just received a gift coupon for an eBook. How do I use it?
Go in our shop, in the eBooks section, and add the eBook you want to your cart (NOTE: If your coupon is for a regular eBook but you want to use it on a Premium eBook, you will need to pay the difference). Click on ‘View cart’ or on the cart button (the trolley symbol). At checkout, enter the coupon code you received in the email, then click on the green ‘Apply Coupon’ button. The ‘Total’ should now be $0 (if you’re buying a Premium eBook with a coupon for a regular eBook, the total will be $2). Click on ‘Proceed to checkout’, enter your details, and you will receive an email with the link to download your free eBook!
I just received a gift coupon for an Annual Membership. How do I use it?
Click on the ‘Membership’ button at the top right of our page, then on the product ‘Become a member.’ As a Membership Plan, select ‘Annual’ then click on ‘Sign up now.’ Click on ‘View cart’ or on the cart button (the trolley symbol). At checkout, enter the coupon code you received in the email, then click on the green ‘Apply Coupon’ button. The ‘Subtotal’ should now read $0, and the recurring total $34.99 / year — that’s because you will pay the cost of the annual membership ($34.99) in a year from now, for the second year of your membership, unless you cancel your membership before that. Click on ‘Proceed to checkout’, enter your details, and you will receive the details of your 7R account. Welcome to the 7R clan!
How can I become a bigger supporter of Seventh Row?
You can donate to the Seventh Row and name your own price. One-time donations and recurring monthly donations will go towards helping us maintain the site and pay our hard-working writers, so that we can continue expanding.
Can I get a refund?
We do not issue refunds for digital products once the order is confirmed and the product is sent (or the membership benefits become active).
We recommend contacting us for assistance at email@example.com if you experience any issues receiving or downloading our products or accessing our members-only content or products.
Can I cancel my order?
You cannot cancel your order for eBooks or Gifts.
You can cancel your membership at any time. When you cancel your membership, your membership will remain active until the end of the period for which you have already paid for the membership.