A Steampunk magazine looking to change to offset printing and take control of our own distribution
Doctor Fantastique's Show of Wonders magazine is looking to move from print-on-demand (POD) to a traditional offset run for its print edition. The reasons for this are many, but the major ones include:
- Lower per-issue price point
- Total control of distribution
- Greater flexibility when it comes to design
- Ability to offer yearlong subscriptions
In order to really take charge of all that, however, we need to raise some capital for the first issue of 2012. It's a much smaller amount than our last fundraiser -- $1,700 as opposed to $12,000 -- because after some thought it was determined that the most important thing was to have the first 2012 issue printed as an offset magazine in the way that we choose.
Imagine if you will a traditional Victorian magazine, one that readers in New York City or London of the 1890s would enjoy off the newsstand. Now take that same magazine and have it covering a subculture which seeks to emulate the optimism of that period.
Our intent is replicate, as closely as possible, the British and American magazines of the late 1800s. In order to do that though, we need your financial support. We're running on a shoestring budget, and though we're offering subscriptions on our website right now, we want to give you another way to support our mission.
So if you want to see Doctor Fantastique's become the best magazine possible, and believe me we're going to knock your socks off, please donate to our cause.
Your donation is meant to help with the first issue of 2012. Getting us to our goal of $1,700 will allow us to go to offset press and begin offering the magazine for sale at conventions, via our website, and also ship things out to subscribers.
If you want to subscribe, we welcome that support as well. Head to www.doctorfantastiques.com and click on the Subscriptions link to sign up.
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If you don't want to donate, please blog about this project, mention it on Twitter and/or Facebook, and generally talk it up. We love our readers and our friends, and are tremendously grateful for any help we can get.
If you want a sample of the magazine so you can see what you're supporting, please email Matthew Delman, Publisher/Executive Editor.
Sure, of course you can! However rewards don't start until the $10 level.
Of course! We thank you for your support either way. You can also mix it up by say donating $100 but requesting 10 copies of the magazine instead of a full-page ad. Whatever you want.
It really is. If we don't hit $1,700 by January 26 then this project doesn't get funded.
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