For the past few years, I’ve been on an analog kick and I’ve been loving printed magazines like the ones in the photo above. These aren’t traditional magazines like you find at the newsstand, instead, these are made out of high-quality materials, over 150 pages, and about a quarter inch thick.
I’ve been internally debating for months if something like this would work for the Laravel Community? Because I’d want it to stand the test of time it wouldn’t focus on the code or tutorials that can be obsolete in a very short time. This would focus more on soft skills, interviews, and the community.
I’m estimating it will not be cheap to produce with the overhead will be printing costs, shipping, and paying contributors. As such, this will need to be priced on the premium end, around $40 per issue and maybe more after I’ve researched and went through all the logistics.
If this is something you would like to see come to fruition let me know by sending me $40 through PayPal. This will give you the first edition, shipping included, mailed out sometime in 2019. (I’ll add you to an email list and keep you updated) If I do not get enough interest to make this work then I’ll refund your money.
Love it or hate it the comments are open below and I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about this.
Q. I like the idea but can’t justify $40 for a magazine.
A. I totally understand. This would be a premium product and might not be for everyone, however, let me know in the comments what you would consider as a better price.
Q. Is shipping included for $40?
A. Yes, that price would include shipping anywhere in the world.