My indie mag habits
This month Rob Alderson goes indie magazine shopping and identifies nine types of purchase in his tote bag. I have tried to write this column from somewhere between magazine fan and magazine maker; a fairly straightforward task as the latter...Read more
Is it enough for magazines to be lifestyle objects?
It’s the start of a new month and time to hear from our regular columnist Rob Alderson. Today he asks whether it’s enough for indie mags to be aesthetically satisfying lifestyle objects. What happened to iconclasm? A couple of weeks...Read more
Stop writing safe
In his latest Opinion post, Rob Alderson appeals for more written experimentation alongside the clever designs and physical formats of independent publishing. I had never heard of the Sunday Correspondent newspaper until I heard Jon Ronson interviewed on the Longform...Read more
What is your content worth?
For his March column, Rob Alderson warns publishers not to over-estimate what readers will pay for their magazines The recent announcement that the Independent newspaper is to stop producing a print product later this month was spun in two predictable...Read more
Do indies need awards?
For his latest Opinion post, Rob Alderson questions the introduction of a seperate categeory for independent magazines at this years D&AD Awards. Leonardo di Caprio should win. Creed was unfairly overlooked. Will Smith won’t go. This year’s Academy Awards are...Read more
16 proposals for 2016
Monthly guest contributor Rob Alderson marks the new year with a list of 16 things he wants less of in 2016. It almost seems obligatory to begin January with a New Year’s Resolution inspired post, which may seem like the...Read more