There's strong support out there for modern magazine publishers who rally the kindness of strangers to make their magazine launch a reality. I randomly stumbled across this new magazine - Modern Huntsman, via an image search. What caught my eye was the clean design rather than the subject matter - not being a hunter myself. Views on hunting aside, Modern Huntsman has generated over USD$100K in support for their new venture in a 45 day campaign and with a bi annual frequency, they should more than cover their bases.
"Modern Huntsman is a biannual publication, and online forum for like minded conservationists, creatives, and outdoor enthusiasts. Born out of frustration with the way hunting is often misrepresented in our modern society, our objective is to shed light on a more honest side of the story from the perspective of hunting purists and philosophers, unaltered by the skews of mainstream media, misinformed emotional rants, and corporate interests."
What to expect:
"From the mountains of the American west to the fields of south Texas, the savannahs of East Africa to the governmental councils on conservation, Volume One will cover a diverse range of topics, all unified by common ethics. Woven together, it will begin to illuminate our collective philosophy, both drawn from wisdom past, and knowledge yet to come.
By design, our first issue will be of an introductory nature, which will help lay the foundation for the path ahead, and explain a bit more about where we’re going. Each issue will be an ongoing conversation, and oftentimes stories will pick up where they left off in a continued saga of conservation, land management, and current events related to hunting rights.
Printed on thick matte stock, and bound into a substantial book of nearly 200 pages, it will be more of an art portfolio than a publication, and a fitting showcase for the breathtaking work everyone has produced. It’s difficult to describe the look and feel, but we promise, it will be a weighty, and worthy addition to your library."
So, where will your funds be invested? I like they've thought this through and represented funds allocation back to the investor."
Read more about the kindness of strangers and crowd funded magazines here.
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