Since the beginning of Newspaper Club, we knew that helping people print their paper was just half the challenge.
When we made our very first paper, Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet, we spent two weeks collecting addresses, stuffing envelopes, licking stamps and lugging sacks of newspapers down to the Post Office.
It was hard work – much harder than we’d expected – and we knew it could be made a lot easier. Which is why we’re very pleased to announce that…
From today you can sell a newspaper directly from our site. We’ll handle the payments, printing and delivery — you just need to design your paper.
Here’s how it works:
- You write and design your paper.
- You print a test copy (if you haven’t already), write some blurb for your store and set a price for your paper.
- When someone wants to buy one we take their money, print them a copy and ship it directly to them.
- We take our cut and send you your cut.
There’s no setup fee, no paperwork, and no minimum sales. It’s that simple.
Fittingly, the first paper on sale is Things Our Friends Have Faved On The Internet 2014, a follow up to the paper that started it all. It turns out that no-one blogs anymore, so this time around it’s a brilliant selection of faves and likes from Twitter, Flickr and Instagram, from a selection of our friends. Yours for just £5.25, delivered.
We’ve written a page with more detail about the pricing, how the payments work, which papers are eligible, and more.
We’re going to be rolling this out to all our publishers over the next few weeks. If you’ve got a publication you’ve already printed with us that you’d like to start selling, we’d love to hear from you. Just send us email with a link to your page in the Newsagent, and we’ll take it from there.