Future of zmag

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  • #969858

    Thierry Blanc
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    Just 30 minutes. I created a library of latex commands to manage and switch design quickly.

    #970678

    Anton Zeppelin
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    Hi,

    my opinion to that topic:
    It might be difficult in a time of SMS and twitter to go “back” to a good old news paper format. But I think, that is exactly the “market” ZMag is addressing.
    And when I have a look at Thierry’s example, I like it.
    Let’s imagine this kind of printed news paper could be found in a cafe.
    What a pleasure to sit there and have time to read good content on a good format.

    If it comes to financial aspects we might think about the “new” world of crowdfunding.
    Finally it is a very democratic process. In opposite to a push market, as we know it, and often hate it, it is a pull market. If there are enough people who like it and want to pay for it, why not do it?

    I assume that the ZMag team will join this idea, as it is without risk for them, thanks to Thierry’s scripts a low effort tasks and thanks to the “crowd” payed.

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    jonpatterns
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    Sounds good to me. Alternatively Znet ‘sustainers’ could have the option of paying extra to receive a print edition/s. That would allow a regular income, rather that the one time lump sum that crowdfunding typically provides. Similar to the Patreon model https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patreon#Model

    #970742

    Thierry Blanc
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    I like your ideas, Anton and Jon. Crowdfunding could be done on the basis for a one year print subscription: if, say 20’000 people subscribe for the newspaper edition in print for ONE full year, zmag will shift to newspaper. For eg. 90 days, zcom advertises the one year subscription for newspaper print edition for let’s say $50 in US and €60 in overseas. If x (e.g. 10’000 or 15k or 20k ) subscribe, the paper will be printed otherwise not.

    #970813

    Minh Phan
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    It looks like newspaper in print is the way to go. Cafes can get a business subscription an receive 5 copies for the price of two, so there will be no quarrels when people come to the cafe for reading zpaper …

    #970839

    Thierry Blanc
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    New zpaper samlpe. See page 9 for new layout option (columns on the left, full article right).
    http://piquestions.com/january-2015.a3.pdf

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    jonpatterns
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    Look great, nice work. Hopefully it will take off.

    #971301

    Thierry Blanc
    Participant

    Take it up, Michael, shift to newspaper!

    #971956

    Thierry Blanc
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    Here a new effort: scribus with latex render frames, prepared by scripting.
    Samples here:
    http://piquestions.com/latex/
    With scribus it is more easy to layout (DPT funcitons in scribus), especially handling pictures. In addition, the result is register-true what I never achieved in latex.

    #972183

    Minh Phan
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    looks impressive. Only indesign would be better.

    #972192

    Thierry Blanc
    Participant

    yes, but then it wouldn’t be “Z the spirit of resistance lives” but “A (Adobe) the spirit of commercialism lives”

    #972641

    Hey Cup
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    The script do need 2 hours for processing? what kind of script is that.

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