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By Josef Mayerhofer
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About this project

Since we are a Germany based project you can read this text in German as well. Einfach hier klicken.

From the ultimate clash between online and print came CIRCUS – the very first international bloggers' bookazine. The avant-garde journalists of the internet contribute bi-annually to a new, monothematic issue of the CIRCUS series. They write in their mother tongue about the questions that burn inside them and they show us the world as they see it through their words, photos and illustrations.

CIRCUS is a bookazine, a perfect symbiosis between a book and a magazine. It is written by bloggers. Nothing is recycled, the content is produced freshly. CIRCUS is distributed worldwide, if possible twice a year. Every issue has a leading topic and is multilingual.

CIRCUS #2 Voyage is a wild trip into foreign countries, past adventures, exciting cultures and alternative lifestyles. Like in the first issue bloggers from all over the world let us have a look into their world and let us experience up close what their country and cultural heritage is all about. As reporters on the spot they are independent, critical and better informed about their area as any respectable traveling journalist could ever be. They bring light to corners often overlooked in the “Where next?” kind of journalism published in glossy magazines. And they ask questions we all want to get answered:
Will our beautiful models dare to eat the most disgusting local specialties ever? How did Luis Vuitton get from packing suitcases to designing them? And how comfortable do African dictators travel in their private jets? What did international stars experience on their first journey without their parents? And how high is the ransom a terrorist receives when holding one of these risk loving tourists hostage? Where does a Lonely-Planet-author get his insider information from? How does traveling by coach from San Francisco to Boston make you feel? What do political refugees remember about the journey that saved their life? And which rich racers will risk theirs at the next gumball3000, riding from London to Istanbul?

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You already know the greatest story for CIRCUS Voyage? You want to become an author, illustrator or photographer yourself? You would like to collaborate with us in any other way? We are looking forward to reading your great ideas but we are not at the stage where we look through ideas and contributions yet. If you want to join our journey just subscribe to our newsletter: http://circus-bookazine.com/en/newsletter/. You will be the first to know when we start looking for contributors again.

Even though our bookazine is about traveling we won't spend your money for discovering the world. We need it for production (photo shootings or material for illustrations) and of course for printing and distributing CIRCUS all over the world. With the 33,300 dollars (around 25,000 euros) we cover all printing and overhead costs. Not covered are any salaries for our team and our bloggers. But we will hopefully sell a few copies through regular distribution channels. And every dollar that comes in through these sales is what our bloggers and editoral team will get for their sweat and tears.

So how is this whole thing going to roll?

We, the editorial team in Darmstadt, will organize the whole workflow. As soon as our financing target is met we will get in contact with the bloggers, develop ideas and assemble the bookazine. We keep track of everything but without the amazing work of our contributing bloggers worldwide CIRCUS would never be possible. If you want to know more about our production process, financing plan, the team or just about anything else. Visit our website or ask us a question on formspring. http://www.formspring.me/circusbookazine

CIRCUS Voyage – as if you were already there.

Release: September 2011.

You might also want to check out CIRCUS #1 visit our page on facebook, follow the project on twitter or read through our blog.

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    You will receive a hug by a Herznote staff member. Fulfillment only at our Darmstadt editorial office. All backers will also be listed on the supporter page(s) of the bookazine.

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    Digital Edition of the Bookazine plus official CIRCUS Voyage shopping bag. (100% organic linen) Plus supporter listing in the bookazine.

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    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    The printed edition of CIRCUS Voyage is delivered to your doorstep with a personal note from an editor. And you get it a few days prior to the official release. Delivery worldwide. (plus bag and supporter page)

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    Double the reading pleasure: CIRCUS Voyage, CIRCUS Fashion and CIRCUS Voyage shopping bag delivered to you. Ships worldwide. (plus supporter page)

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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    CIRCUS Voyage limited edition. Signed by the team. Higher quality materials and unique finish. Comes in classy packaging. Handmade original CIRCUS bookmark. A poster of an original illustration or photo. Maybe even more... (plus bag and supporter page)

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    CIRCUS Voyage limited edition plus original illustration artwork. (plus bag, poster and supporter page)

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Friend of CIRCUS: your name will be eternalized on a special page in the bookazine (with picture and a quote), you may promote yourself on a dedicated area of our website, you receive an original printing sheet (around 70"x70") and you get the limited edition of CIRCUS Voyage. (plus bag and poster)

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    Pledge $333 or more About $333

    DISTRIBUTOR/STORE SPECIAL: 24 copies of CIRCUS Voyage. Includes worldwide shipping. (plus two posters and supporter page)

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    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    Become a jury member in one of our Blog Slams which will be held in London, Berlin and New York. Plus two copies CIRCUS Voyage limited edition. (and bag, poster, supporter page)

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    3-month ad on our website plus a copy of CIRCUS Voyage limited edition. (plus bag, poster and supporter page)

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    CIRCUS – the Voyage. The CIRCUS Team or a CIRCUS contributor will take you with him on a research trip for an article or photo story in the bookazine. An experience you won't forget, especially as you will be portrayed in the bookazine and will receive three copies of the special edition for you and your family. (plus goodie bag)

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    Pledge $4,000 or more About $4,000

    Corporate supporter: You get a one page ad in the bookazine, a 3-month ad on our website, five copies of CIRCUS Voyage and you may preorder even more copies at a special corporate supporter rate. (plus goodie bag)

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    If you pledge at $10,000 plus an extra $10,000 you are official angel of CIRCUS Voyage – it will say: „A journey lead by ___“ on the cover. Also you will get 250 customized copies with your logo or whatever legal sign you want to have added inside the very first page of CIRCUS. (plus huuuge goodie bag and tons of hugs)

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