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12/18/2013

A Future in Print

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

UPDATE: THE Magazine made their stretch goals! Guess you'll see my name in an e-book along with other awesome writers soon. To celebrate, THE Magazine is making it's current issue free to read until tomorrow, December 20.  Read on.

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I still remember the days when they said print was dead. They spoke too soon. Los Angeles Times writer Matt Pearce points out that many of today's online-only venues have re-visited print publishing in the hopes of finding a happy medium.

Pearce cites some telling examples:

Indie-music kingmaker Pitchfork.com, which has spent 17 years publishing on the Web, just launched a quarterly print edition. The Los Angeles Review of Books, which began on Tumblr in 2011, recently celebrated the release of the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, while intellectual online journal the New Inquiry is planning a print anthology. This fall, the feminist site Jezebel, an arm of the Gawker Media empire, published "The Book of Jezebel" — an "illustrated encyclopedia of lady things" — and teen girl website Rookie published its second "Rookie Yearbook."
Not only are these great outlets turning to print, in celebration of a great first year, 100% subscriber supported THE Magazine is also coming out with a beautifully printed book. It's already met its initial goal for printing, but if it meets it's stretch goal of $55,000 within the next 24 hours, it'll add even more great stories to its ebook version, including my own essay on my life with a video game designer husband (Yay!)


Learn more about the project over at Kickstarter and how to support.


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