With less than one day of funding on Kickstarter left, we’re still gobsmacked to see we’ve more than tripled our original minimum funding target.
To everyone who has backed, shared or even asked their mum to spare a few quid, thank you so much.
As we learnt last time round, the final week on Kickstarter is always the most exciting one and there have been plenty of exciting developments for The Quarterly over the past seven days, but before we get into all that…
A booming great thank you and virtual high-five to our newest backers:
Andrew. Cameron Ohls. Jonathan Wakeman. Phil Rennie. Carolina Beiertz. Edouard Pippo. James Dekker. Kelly Hammond. Felicity Lewis. Max Horn. Kicklix. Jamike-Latif. Ben Jones. Danilo Di Julio. K Flemington. Megan Bramley. Heather Amos. Kim Campbell. Emma Joy To. Charli Avery. Jenny Green. Mary Valiakas. Hannah. Damiano Bonwi.
You guys put the awesome in awesomeness.
During our Issue 2 Kickstarter campaign, we nearly jumped out of our boots when we saw The Quarterly pop up on the rather well respected design website, Creative Review, and this time round was no different.
See the full article HERE.
As well as popping up on Creative Review, we’ve also seen lots of other lovely websites sharing The Quarterly during this 30-day Kickstarter and we really can’t thank you all enough.
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As our Kickstarter draws to a close, you might be wondering what we’ve got planned next? First and foremost, we’ll be heading to the pub to celebrate the success of the past 30 days, but once we sober up again we’ve got big plans afoot for The Quarterly. As well as writing endless thank you notes, finishing the design for Issue 3, and posting copies all over the world, we’re looking into launching a social distribution model for our beloved publication. We first came across the idea of social distribution on the worksthatwork website and it’s honestly one of the cleverest approaches to independent magazine publishing we’ve seen since we started The Quarterly.
How does it work?
In a nutshell, a person (you) buys 10 or so copies of The Quarterly in bulk. The amount we save in postage means we can take a hit so we sell the copies to you at a 50% discount.
The buyer (you) arranges postage for the items or we ship your 10 copies and charge you the cost (This will be significantly cheaper than you might expect as it’s way cheaper to ship copies in bulk).
You sell the copies to a stockist or your own customers for the full cover price (or less if you wish) and keep the profit.
You also agree to not sell the copies for no more than the cover price so you don’t rip anyone off.
We then promote your store or the stockist to our audience and thus, social distribution is achieved.
Of course this is just an idea at the moment but it’s something we’d like to test out. If you’re interested in getting involved send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you more details when we’ve worked everything out.
For now however, we’ve got 24 hours to go. Please keep spreading the word and help us to make The Quarterly a success.
You all kick ass.