The Magazine is a Newsstand periodical that publishes five articles every other week. Created by Marco Arment, it is now owned and run by Glenn Fleishman, a veteran journalist who also writes for The Economist and elsewhere. As the first Newsstand-only publication of its kind, The Magazine is known for quality writing and illustrations on a range of topics.
Although articles are republished online through platforms like Medium, Fleishman wants there to be a physical version of The Magazine to celebrate its one-year anniversary. He has created a Kickstarter campaign for The Magazine: The Book, a hardcover collection of the best published articles from the past year.
Since October 11, 2012, The Magazine has produced five features and essays every other week. With bonus features and other stories, that’s over 130 articles in the first year. We’ve written about a proposed 60-foot-tall lava lamp, the serious business of cosplay, making clear ice, the preservation of wood type on the banks of Lake Michigan, and pinhole lenses for digital single-lens reflex cameras — and so much more.
Now we’re taking our electronic journal into print with a beautifully designed 200-page hardcover collection (7 by 9 inches), with an originally commissioned cover by painter Amy Crehore. It features over 25 of the stories that our subscribers and contributors told us meant the most to them, along with dozens of illustrations and photographs. It will also be available as a DRM-free ebook.
In addition to over two dozen stories drawn from our first year, we’ll also feature a new article commissioned for the collection about singer and songwriter Marian Call, an Alaskan musician who has built her career bit by bit through connections with fans.Marian is the perfect intersection of community, Internet, travel, and artistry that we look for in all of our articles and profiles.
The campaign ends in less than three days, and Fleishman less than $8,000 to reach his $40,000 goal. There are multiple backing options available on the Kickstarter, including plenty of more information about the book.