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I have published 13 issues of my magazine, consisting of interviews with my friends and non-celebrities. Issue #14 will be on the iPad.
I have published 13 issues of my magazine, consisting of interviews with my friends and non-celebrities. Issue #14 will be on the iPad.
33 backers pledged $2,537 to help bring this project to life.

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What I am doing

I have published 13 issues of my own magazine, K Composite, which consists of interviews with my friends and non-celebrities. Now I am working to launch the next issue in an amazing new edition on the iPad, distributed through Apple's App Store.

K Composite Magazine began as a fanzine in 1991 and the first full-color edition was released in 1999.

The early issues gained a cult following and national attention through features in Rolling Stone, Harper's, The Chicago Tribune, and NPR's Talk of the Nation. Ira Glass of This American Life beamed, "I love K Composite."

Since then, the magazine has expanded to include other contributors who interview and photograph their own friends.

Moving the magazine to the iPad is already an exciting project. Gorgeous layouts will no longer be limited by the number of pages available, distribution costs will be dramatically decreased, and availability will be unprecedented.

How I am doing it

I have worked intensively with the Mag+ production team at Bonnier Magazines in Stockholm, Sweden, for six months.

As a result, I will be able to produce this new edition of K Composite using the same professional Mag+ production tools that are employed for the iPad versions of magazines including Popular Science, Transworld Snowboarding, and MacWorld Sweden.

Mag+ publications are stunning magazines with multiple layers and rich content. Steve Jobs himself hailed Mag+ in his 2010 keynote when discussing publications on the iPad, particularly Popular Science.

Standing on the shoulders of those giants, the innovative finished product of K Composite #14 will be a truly unique reading experience.

What the money is for

My goal is to make the magazine free of charge to readers.

The funding raised through Kickstarter will go toward design and production in the Mag+ environment and the costs of moving the magazine through the necessary gateways for worldwide distribution in the App Store.

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    A handwritten note thanking you for your support and notifying you that the magazine is available in the App Store. Download it free on your iPad!

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    YOUR FACE IN THE MAGAZINE: Most interviews in K Composite are full conversations, but the new iPad edition of Issue #14 will have a special section in which many people will be asked just one question. YOU can be featured in this section of the magazine. You'll get to answer a question and your photo will be published along with your name and city. Your friends and family will be able to download the free app and see you in the magazine! See FAQ for details.

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    BOOK OF BACK ISSUES "6 TO 12": The first 12 issues of the magazine have been compiled into two paperback books. This book compiles issues 6 through 12 in their original layouts. Contains 43 interviews in 198 pages, totally ad-free. Includes shipping to any US address.

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    BOTH BOOKS OF BACK ISSUES "1 TO 5" AND "6 TO 12": This reward gets you one copy of each of the two paperback collections of back issues. The books include 12 issues of the magazine, which have over 70 interviews in their original layouts. Contains 71 interviews in 306 pages, totally ad-free. Includes shipping to any US address.

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    BOTH BOOKS OF BACK ISSUES "1 TO 5" AND "6 TO 12" SIGNED AND DEDICATED BY THE AUTHOR: This reward gets you one copy of each of the two paperback collections of back issues. Both books will be signed by the author and can be dedicated to you or the person of your choosing. Contains 71 interviews in 306 pages, totally ad-free. Includes shipping to anywhere in the world.

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    FULL-PAGE ADVERTISEMENT FOR YOUR COMPANY (SINGLE PAGE): Your business will be featured in a full-page ad in the magazine, available to millions of iPad users in the App Store. You can also give this as a gift if you'd like to help out a friend's business, website or organization. Design instructions will be sent to you when funding is complete.

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    YOU ARE INTERVIEWED IN THE MAGAZINE (SINGLE PAGE): You will be featured in a one-page interview and photo in the magazine, available to millions of iPad users in the App Store. You can also give this as a gift if you'd like to see someone else interviewed! See FAQ for details.

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    FULL-PAGE ADVERTISEMENT FOR YOUR COMPANY (SCROLLING MULTI-LAYER PAGE): Your business will be featured in a multi-layer full-page ad in the magazine, available to millions of iPad users in the App Store. You can also give this as a gift if you'd like to help out a friend's business, website or organization. Design instructions will be sent to you when funding is complete.

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    YOU ARE INTERVIEWED IN THE MAGAZINE (SCROLLING MULTI-LAYER SPREAD): You will be subjected to the third-degree of questioning in a complete interview and photo spread that will appear in the magazine, available to millions of iPad users in the App Store. You can also give this as a gift if you'd like to see someone else in the magazine! See FAQ for details.

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    BRAND NEW iPAD 2: PRE-LOADED WITH THE MAGAZINE APP, MORE THAN 100 OUTTAKE IMAGES, ALL 13 PREVIOUS ISSUES OF K COMPOSITE, AND YOU ARE IN THE MAGAZINE: The ultimate K Composite package. You'll get a brand new 32 GB Wi-Fi model of the iPad 2 in the color of your choice. It will come pre-loaded with the K Composite Magazine app and more than 100 outtake images from interview photo shoots. It will also come loaded with static PDF versions of all 13 previous issues of the magazine. Additionally, you will be subjected to the third-degree of questioning in a complete interview and photo spread that will appear in the magazine, available to millions of iPad users in the App Store. US residents only. See FAQ for details.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE plus you are on the cover of the magazine! I will hand-deliver it to you, shake your hand, and we'll go out for drinks!

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