Helpful links and downloads for indie magazine lovers.
Probably the biggest and most established blog about everything magazine related. We admire Jeremy Leslie’s persistence and devotion to the subject matter. Follow him on Twitter too. magCulture is now also a real-life shop in London!
Stack is a service that sends you a random indie magazine every month. The guy behind it, Steve Watson, is also extremely knowledgeable about magazines and runs a very lively blog with lots of mag reviews and insightful interviews.
An online community that’s all about magazines. Create a digital database of your own physical mag collection, follow other mag lovers, buy or sell issues and generally discover great publications (maybe by their covers?). We love what Dan is doing with Magpile! Make sure to also check out his podcast MagHeroes for interviews with publishers.
By the same maker as Magpile, Subsail is a new susbcription management tool that is taking the hassle out of managing your growing subscriber database. We’ve worked with Dan to optimise order exports to smoothly connect with our shipping software.
Another SaaS platform providing tools for small publishers to manage their subscribers and grow their readership.
A simple Tumblr with thousands of magazine covers.
An Instagram account you ought to follow if you’re into magazines (and coffee).
Hüman After All is a London-based creative agency with a lot of publishing experience (having created titles like Little White Lies and more recently Weapons of Reason. They’ve launched numerous publications in the past and have compiled their experience in this open and free Google Document that is collaboratively edited by lots of other folks in the publishing community. Definitely check this out if you’re thinking of starting a magazine!
The Stack (another one) is a weekly podcast dedicated to the world of magazines, often hosted by Tyler Brûlé himself.
Kai's behind-the-scene blog posts are insightful and have helped many other mag makers along the way.
There are two major envents in Europe you should not miss as an indie magazine aficionado: magCulture’s The Modern Magazine (London, UK) and the independent magazine festival IndieCon (Hamburg, Germany).