Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Subscriptions to The Manor

I've been working on issue #2 of The Manor and assisting in some editing other zines while contemplating where to go with it.  I plan on offering a 6 issue subscription to all print buyers.  I'm trying to think of a way to do it for PDFs and have a few possibilities.  Anyone who has a brilliantly simple idea on how to do this please let me know. 

I say 6 issue subscription because I can't commit to a monthly schedule, but a 6 issue schedule is very doable.  So you may get one 7 weeks apart and the next one 3 weeks. 

The price for subscribing would be you would buy 5 get the 6th free.  Ivy would like that, it's almost a coupon. 

So US scripts would be $17.50Canada scripts would be $20.  And other worldly scripts would com in at $22.50.  If I do a script for PDF it would be $12.50.  Those who I ask to contribute automatically get a freebie and wouldn't count against their total.  Of course.  Duh. 

I'll be developing the subscription page over the weekend.  And should have another update about issue #2 then.  Have a great night.


  1. I do like the cover. I too have been mulling over pricing schemes and the like. I'm not sure that I'll be able to offer subscriptions at this point for a variety of reasons. Probably the first and foremost is that Delve! will be irregular in release schedule and that it will probably vary in size as well.

    At any rate, loved issue 1 of The Manor and I am looking for more good things to come!

  2. I think those are exceptionally reasonable rates. And I personally have no issue with irregular release dates. Expect a subscription from this fellow.

  3. It's a hallmark of zines to have irregular publication (which, incidentally, is why libraries that collect them typically catalog them as monographs and not serials) - so just play it up as taking part in a great tradition!

    More seriously, I think 17.50 is quite reasonable as well. Looking forward to issue #2.

  4. Okay, I'm in! Where's the button? WHERE IS THE BUTTON TO GIVE YOU MONEY!?! Seriously. I want to subscribe.