We're doing another Kickstarter!
I know we've said this a lot, but thank you so much for backing our Kickstarter for issue 2 of The Quarterly. It was a stressful 30 days but with your support issue 2 was a huge success.
We're doing another one:
2013 was an amazing first year for us. During our last Kickstarter, we managed to create quite a social media storm and grab the attention of some huge industry websites – including mentions on Creative Review, Fubiz, Fvonf, Ilovethatphoto, Design Collector, and Design Good.
On top of which we won the 2013 Cream award for ‘best publication design’ and got featured in The British Journal of Photography as one of 12 ‘Cool & Noteworthy’ publications of 2013.
The team of volunteers behind The Quarterly have learnt a great deal about independent publishing along the way and we've learnt from our mistakes more times than we can remember.
Most importantly, we've realised the key to our future success is taking a final leap of faith towards printing a lot more copies. By moving from digital printing to lithographic printing, we'll have to invest more, but we'll also bring the cost per issue down and be able to print thousands more copies -- while ensuring our standards remain high and we don’t sacrifice on print quality whatsoever.
It's a scary next step for us, but issue 1 and issue 2 were an experiment and now we finally think we've got what it takes to move into the realms of the big dogs.
On top of which, if this 30-day all-or-nothing round of crowdfunding is successful, we’ll create the budget we need to print issue 4 of The Quarterly and create a sustainable business model for all future issues of The Quarterly.
To make this happen, we need help to spread the word.
We also wanted to make sure our previous backers had the first chance to grab a copy of issue 3 before things kick off again. (Obviously, If your reward included issue 3 last time round, don't worry about pledging again).
See you in 30 days! Please feel free to shout about our Kickstarter for issue 3 from the rooftops!
The Quarterly HQ.