Okay, so I’m now announcing the official launch of the first issue of irevuo magazine. And the digital edition is free. You can download it here.
This month’s topic is self-publishing. We’ve got a bunch of interesting articles about self-publishing and stuff. Each month we’ll have different main theme… February’s going to be about photography – at least that’s the plan.
Anyway, irevuo is about promoting indie artists, so we have a book review, an interview, a showcase (2 great painters contribute some stunning works,) and a short story.
All in all 50 pages or articles, reviews, news, and art. It was not as easy as I first thought, and definitely not as difficult as I felt when I had trouble with various things (mainly my computer or something design-related.)
Now, let me tell you why the digital edition is free, and it’s going to be free, and all subsequent issues are going to be free as well.
First of all, we want to promote indie artists. That’s the dream, that’s what people contributed for, and by giving the digital for free, it’s much easier to do that. My goal is to have 10,000 downloads by the end of the month. That means a great deal of exposure for the artists we feature and for our advertisers (who, after all, supported this magazine.)
About ads… I had some trouble with my e-mail (or at least that’s what I think happened) because a lot of people didn’t reply to my e-mails about ad creation. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to send me your ad; it will appear in the February issue of irevuo.
Okay. That being said, I’d very much appreciate it if you’d download the magazine, and then shared it. On Facebook, Twitter, by e-mail. That would be cool.
Tomorrow I’ll send e-mails to all those who have bought the print edition, to ask for shipping addresses. Also, if you do want to buy a print version, you can order it from irevuo.com‘s official store.
We’d like to continue making this magazine. At least, I do. All in all, it was a nice experience. I had lots of fun, sometimes it all felt like an adventure. I had to learn a lot of new things about design and all that. So, yeah…
I wanted to make iOS and Android apps for irevuo. You know, cool apps you could use to read the magazine. A special, interactive magazine. I wrote an article about independent films – that one would have shown the movie trailers. That would have been cool.
For that, though, we need Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, which costs about $400. And an Apple iOS Developer Account. And some other software. All the revenue (the sale of print issues, ad revenue) goes towards this goal. Most probably, we’ll also need some new equipment, but I’ll try to work with what I have.
Oh, yeah. There are some more tedious alternatives… cheaper indeed. I wouldn’t mind the workload, but for those I need a Mac, which is even more expensive than ADP.