Book Subscription Newsletter


Dear Smogranch Reader:

Testing something here…..and I’m hoping you will play along. I’m thinking of starting a quarterly publication, a magazine I’m guessing, and am attempting to figure out not only how many people are interested but also the best way to communicate with those people. The idea is when I hit “Publish” you will all be notified of the arrival of said publication. Not that you have to actually buy the damn thing, although that would be nice, but at least you will know about the happening. In the future I will offer one-hundred print copies, but there will be an opened ended number of digital copies available. So, if you are so inclined, sign up and take the ride. Like I said, this is an ongoing test. I was hesitant to do this, but I think this ability is critical for anyone seriously wanting to independently publish, something I find myself wanting to encourage. Also working on a way to “spiff” one of the hundred people, randomly of course, but I’ve got some ideas.
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Here is your mission if you choose to accept it. The test magazine is here. I never intended to go public with this, which is ironic considering the title and content. Shot with Leica, and Hasselblad, and shot on location in Utah, California, New York and the United Kingdom, “Whistleblower” is a look at the terminology of modern warfare hidden in the language of everyday life. This is a mere twenty-pages and is only a first taste of the project. Subsequent magazines will be a higher page count with more content.



As for now, I’m only going to offer this as Ebook. When it’s done, sometime in 2055, I’ll offer the print version. Thanks people.

11 responses to “Book Subscription Newsletter”

  1. Hi Dan, really like this idea of yours and looking forward to more details, hopefully before 2055! Anyway, have signed up for the newsletter but the link to the ebook doesn’t seem to do anything? Good luck

  2. Reiner says:

    Dan, I’m in too. Ebook ordered,paid and received. Looking for an appropriate moment for starting the iPad and looking into it. Emulation of a real print won’t be possible but running through it in between soup and dinner doesn’t honour the work. I will get back with the verdict. Thanks for showing the way. The ebook has lots of potential, though a friend was stunned by my printed version last weekend…

  3. Jon says:

    Wonderful, Dan; enjoying the ride! Looking forward to what the newsletter brings

  4. Josee says:

    I don’t regularly comment, but I’m a regular reader of your blog and a lover of independent publishing projects. I’m in. Just subscribed.

  5. Tim says:

    Sign me up for life. Really excited to see where this goes, and add one of those lovely Blurb magazines to my collection. As ever, your creativity is totally inspiring.

  6. Mike says:

    Nice book, Daniel, clever concept and a very relevant to our times.


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