Some of you have probably seen our recent Instagram post hinting at a new ideal/venture/ proposal/ bout of madness. And please, if you think this is to replace our current bookazine format, it's not, in fact, we are improving on that too. Be sure to read this whole article to see how you can get involved.
You already know us for our once bi-annual, now Quarterly bookazine – that treasure trove of stories gracing your bookshelves and inspiring your creative endeavours. But guess what? We've leapt to the unknown once again, and we're here to introduce you to our latest idea: the yet-to-be-named, Monthly Makers' Newspaper! 🎉
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let's take a quick trip down memory lane. For four incredible years, we've been sharing the captivating stories of makers from every corner of the globe through our bookazine, and we have loved every second of it despite how hard it has been.
But here's the thing – while our bookazine has been a cherished treasure, we've had a revelation. We live in a fast-paced, ever-evolving world where creativity knows no bounds. Where our bookazine features makers' stories, it does not leave space for the goings on in the maker's world. Imagine this: a monthly dose of wisdom, inspiration, and positive craft-focused news that lands right in your eager hands. We're talking about a space where makers can freely share their ongoing projects, spotlight upcoming events and exhibitions, and fill your cup with all things creative.
But that's not all! We're pulling back the curtain to give you a closer look at our world. Kate and I are diving into the mix with personal columns that spill the beans on the latest and greatest within We Are Makers. It's like having your very own backstage pass to all the magic!
And that's not even the cherry on top. We're rolling out the red carpet for some incredibly talented guest makers ready to share their expertise and insights. Imagine getting a sneak peek into the minds of creative geniuses who've walked the path you're on – it's like having your own masterclass delivered to your doorstep every month.
Now, what sparked this revolutionary concept? Well, like any great idea, it sprang from challenges and conversations. We've been there – staring at the blank page, grappling with content ideas, and wondering if anyone's even reading our newsletters. And guess what? We've heard from countless makers who share our struggles. It's a universal dilemma that we've decided to tackle head-on.
Our Monthly Makers' Newspaper will be a haven for collaboration and celebration. Our goal is to create a place where makers unite, where your stories and updates will always have a home. And here's the best part: you're not alone in this journey. If life gets a little busy and you can't find the time to share, rest assured that fellow makers have your back. This newspaper is a tapestry of creativity woven together by every one of you.
So, are you ready to join us on this adventure? Buckle up because this is just the beginning. The spirit of collaboration and the celebration of makers are taking centre stage, and we can't wait for you to be a part of it.
We will beta test this idea with up to 100 makers, to whom we will send out a free copy in exchange for your feedback. If you are interested, please let us know by reaching out on email (email@example.com Please use NEWSPAPER as your subject heading) or DM us on Instagram.