For a couple of years now, we’ve been kicking around the idea of making a newspaper of one sort or another.
A last minute decision (why do we always enter into these things at the last minute?!) meant that we spent a frenzied week of scanning, writing and layouting (with the help of our friend Thomas Williams at Hunt Studio and the guys at Alter who put together the illustration on the front after—an hour or two before the press deadline—we realised we hadn’t organised a cover) a 16 page newspaper of our own, called The Magazine Lover’s Guide to Christmas.
It’s a collection of lots of our favourite magazines, highlighting the really popular Christmas-type subscriptions across our entire range.
Eagle eyes will notice a few typos here-and-there… but despite the odd hiccup, we’re beaming with pride at our little Xmas newspaper. There are big stacks of these in all of our Australian stores right now, they’ll be available in our Auckland stores mid-next week and copies are being sent out with subscriptions* for the next month or so.
Don’t live near any of our stores? Drop us a line on email@example.com with the subject line “Wrap me in news”, including your address and we’ll drop one in the post for you.
* That is, the subscriptions that we send out. It’s a bit complicated but for most Australian magazines (i.e. the ones that you get wrapped up in plastic) they’re sent out directly by the publisher. The ones that come in a mag nation envelopes, well, they’re from us. We won’t be including newspapers with the former because that would be impossible, but we will be including them with the latter. Capische?