Monday, October 18, 2010

Bound and Delivered...


We all know publishing has changed these last few years and I have to say that after perusing the latest installments of what's left of the shelter and lifestyle magazines many are short on ideas and content and filled with ads for laundry detergent, flooring and dolls (all not terribly inspiring).

What we are doing with HOLIDAY is something new and different. We have a few very special sponsors in the home and lifestyle genre and then many, many pages of stories and ideas. I want to assure you that all of the content was created specifically for this issue and has never been seen anywhere else. It is NOT a collection of reprinted material, and it is part of my commitment to you, the readers, to only use fresh material to entertain, inspire and engage you in everything HOLIDAY.

This week, the issue will go through its final proofing phases and I am hopeful that by Friday it will be in print and bound and in my hands. The cover is still cloaked in mystery because I feel that it is such a big part of the surprise. I may cave on that but I am not sure yet. We will visit the printer this week and take shots of the magazine as it runs on the press... We will number and date the first hundred copies and place some in archival boxes for our own time capsule. This is a big moment for me and I am looking to savor every aspect of it.

Best,
Matthew
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25 comments:

  1. Can't wait for my copy to arrive in the mail!

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  2. Can't wait!!!! Oh my, I am so excited!!!!
    Cheers,
    Margaret B

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  3. You must be thrilled!
    Here upstate, NY, the autumn air is getting cooler ~ it's putting me in a wonderful kind of holiday spirit ♥
    Maria

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  4. Oh, don't show the cover. It will be such a surprise when it lands in my mailbox. Although, since I live in Canada there will be pictures of it all over the web before I get it.

    It's going to be great!

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  5. It sounds great and I say don't spoil the surprise either! That is part of the fun! But, if you do, that is ok...I know you can barely wait, just like a baby coming! Lezlee

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  6. It's snowing here in Alaska already and I'm feeling in the holiday spirit. I can't wait to get your magazine!

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  7. You just keep building the anticipation... I'm practically frothing at the mouth here. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  8. You must be so proud, thrilled, exhausted, overwhelmed (in a good way), ecstatic, relieved....just a bundle of good emotions!!! Can't wait to receive my copy!!! :-)

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  9. I can't wait to get it in the mail! :)

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  10. I look forward to opening my mailbox and finding this well planned & well loved magazine there. My sincere thanks in advance for all the thoughtful care put into this.
    Kari

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  11. I am so excited about this magazine, and am awaiting the arrival of my copy with great expectation! I am thrilled to hear that it contains all new material - I have been so disappointed in the past to find photos of the same places and things that I have seen before - not to mention books that are just compilations of previous articles from magazines.
    I am surely looking forward to it!!

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  12. I can't wait! Best wishes and congratulations to you!

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  13. Congrats on your hard work and I'm sooo looking forward to finding this in my mailbox - can't wait!!

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  14. I HATE re-prints!! Nothing is worse than paying 7.99 for a magazine that has stuff re-printed from past issues! (As a magazine hoarder I know!!) Great to know!!

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  15. Ohhh!!!! I can't wait until my issue arrives!!! The next couple of weeks I will be stalking the mailbox!!! I I want to be surprised when i open it, no sneak peeks!

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  16. I can barely stand the suspense. Don't make us wait any longer :)

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  17. Congratulations to you all! I can't wait to receive my copy!

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  18. Perfectly said Matthew...
    It's a Holiday issue... shouldn't it come as a gift, with surprise and anticipation?

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