Pre-orders for issue two of Framed Egg are now available! Also, someone was nice enough to email me and let me know that I had maybe been a bit unclear on what exactly Framed Egg is, so I’ve put together a little FAQ, which is featured on the site and quoted below.
What is Framed Egg?
Framed Egg is a 20-page humor magazine written and illustrated entirely by me, Avery Edison. It is released on the 25th every month in both digital and physical versions, and features short humor pieces, cartoons, and comics. (For some examples of my humor writing, check out the best of my blog.)What do you mean by “digital and physical versions”?
Framed Egg is available as a .pdf and a hard copy. You can subscribe to the .pdf version using letter.ly. Subscriptions to the digital version cost $2 per month. Once subscribed, you will receive a .pdf of each new issue, on the 25th of each month.
I also produce a limited print run of each issue, which you can buy for $12 (price includes worldwide shipping). Payments for the print version are handled by PayPal. Unfortunately, it is not possible to subscribe to the print version right now. I’m working on that, though.Letter.ly? What’s that? Is it complicated?
Letter.ly is described as “the simple way to publish subscription email newsletters”, and that’s exactly what it is. The service is an easy way for me to keep track of subscribers and sent out mass emails containing each month’s issue attached as a .pdf.
Payments to letter.ly are handled through Amazon Payments. If you’ve ever bought something on Amazon, you’ll be able to subscribe. Which is pretty great, because sometimes this ecommerce business can be pretty complicated.Just how limited is the “limited print run”?
That’s still a little undecided. For the first issue, I produced 25 copies, and ending up sending out all of them. Subsequently, I’ll probably increase the print run for issue #2. I should note that I reserve the right to re-print old issues to send out as review copies, or as gifts for people.So I shouldn’t buy one of the limited copies in hopes that one day it’ll be super valuable?
Right. In this instance “limited” means “I’ve only made a few of these right now”, and does not imply an abiding scarcity.Why should I give you money? I can find funny writing practically everywhere, like, uh, your blog. Also, I’m a jerk.
Hey, I wouldn’t call you a jerk! But you’re absolutely right – there’s no lack of humor writing on the internet, and I more than understand how hard it can be to justify spending even two dollars (or twelve!) on a magazine.
But. Some people really like my work, and think it’s worth the money. Some people want to support business models like this, in the hopes that it’ll foster the growth of independent writers like myself. Some people have buckets of cash, and just like throwing it around. All of these people are awesome.
I would never advise someone to buy my magazine over food, or shelter, or some new Pogs (or whatever the kids like these days). But if you have the extra two bucks a month (or twelve!), it would really help me out. I’d love to be able to support myself with my writing.
I should also note that nothing in the magazine has ever appeared on my blog, nor will it. The only way to see these specific funny things is to buy ’em.You mentioned review copies. I have a tremendously popular website/blog/Twitter account. Can I get free issues to review/plug to my adoring fans?
Absolutely! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll figure something out.