Extra! Extra! We’ve added an extra print run on Mondays!

More newspapers on the press

We get very busy at this time of year. So, due to popular demand, we’re adding an extra print run on Mondays at 2pm. This means the print deadlines are:

  • Mondays at 2pm UK time
  • Tuesdays at 2pm UK time
  • Thursdays at 2pm UK time

When you place an order we’ll check it in time for the next print run and you’ll receive your freshly printed newspapers 2-5 days after that (in the UK, slightly longer for overseas).

There are a few bank holidays Mondays coming up on 21 April, 5 May and 26 May – we’re closed on those days but any other Monday, send us your papers!

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The Newsagent is now available to everyone!

Good news everyone! There’s no need for an invite: from today, anyone can start selling their paper in The Newsagent!

In case you missed it, The Newsagent is our print-on-demand marketplace for newspapers. You make a paper, and we’ll sell it for you. We’ll handle all the payments, printing and delivery – leaving you to get on with making your paper. If you choose to add a profit, we take our cut and send you yours shortly after each sale.

There’s a great selection of papers on sale already, everything from Text Trends to Leaf Sculpture. The first 12 issues of our Long Good Read partnership with The Guardian are available, and so are the first 2 two issues of Florecast, a beautiful skateboarding magazine.

We’ve recently added email notifications for each sale, and a dashboard so you can see all your sales information in one place.

It’s super easy to start selling your paper: just print a single copy (or more), share it in The Newsagent and put it on sale. Find out more about how it all works and get set up.

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An Exciting Announcement

The very last newspapers being posted

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:

  1. You write and design your paper.
  2. You print a test copy (if you haven’t already), write some blurb for your store and set a price for your paper.
  3. When someone wants to buy one we take their money, print them a copy and ship it directly to them.
  4. 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.

Things Our Friends Have Faved On The Internet 2014

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.

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Print’s Not Dead – A Newspaper Club Exhibition!

We’ve been helping institutions, individuals, designers, schools, communities, families, artists, experts, amateurs, gardeners, restaurants, engineers, dreamers, thinkers, and grandparents to print their own papers since 2010.

Our customers are a talented bunch – we find the newspapers people want to make can be beautiful, charming, funny and informative. This exhibition represents a little bit of everything we’ve found it a joy to print over the last four years.

You can drop by at any time over the next month to the ground floor of our building in Glasgow for a browse through some of our favourite newspapers. You’ll also be able to pick up a copy of the Long Good Read every week – part of our collaboration with the Guardian, for the duration of the exhibition.

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We’re now gearing up to cram as many lovely newspapers as we can into the exhibition space in our foyer downstairs – here’s a wee preview of my incredibly high tech hanging plan.

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Come along on Friday evening for a flick through some of the best papers we’ve printed, a drink and a teacake!

Sponsorship kindly provided by Wasps, Fyne Ales, and Tunnock’s.

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Issue #7 of The Long Good Read out now

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We’re happy to announce that another six-issue run of the Long Good Read, an algorithmic newspaper created in collaboration with The Guardian, starts today. Issue #7 is available for free at #guardiancoffee in Shoreditch, London while supplies last (which wasn’t very long last time around, so don’t dally if you want an issue!)

We wrote about the Long Good Read on our blog when the first issue came out in November and there have been some good overviews written since then. If you’re in the area pop by and pick up a copy and let us know what you think.

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Thought Bubble: We Have a Winner

The winning newspaper by Norm Chung

As mentioned last week, we set a little challenge for visitors to Thought Bubble – to fill in the blanks on our specially-printed newspaper.

The winning newspaper by Norm Chung

We got lots of amazing entries and picking one winner was a difficult task, but after much chin-stroking, the £50 goes to Norm Chung for this fantastically detailed newspaper full of drawings.

The winning newspaper by Norm Chung

Honorable mentions to Marta Szudyga who worked the Leeds city motto into her drawing.

Newspaper by Magda

And Miguel from Spain who drew us (Rosie and Anne) as superheroes saving Leeds from imminent destruction.

Miguel Medoza's newspaper

Massive thanks to everyone who entered. We had a lot of fun looking through the entries and really appreciate the time and effort that went into each drawing.

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Christmas and New Year printing times

Merry Christmas from all at Newspaper Club

Here’s a note of our festive opening times. Because of the way the holidays fall this year we have fewer festive print runs than usual. Please plan ahead if you need anything for late December/January, or contact us now if you have any special requirements.

Last print runs

  • Thursday 5 December 2013 – last date for Christmas delivery overseas
  • Thursday 12 December 2013 – last date for Christmas delivery to UK
  • Thursday 19 December 2013 – last print date of 2013

Christmas opening times

  • Monday 23 December 2013 – open
  • Tuesday 24 December 2013 – closing at 12pm
  • Wednesday 25 December 2013 – closed
  • Thursday 26 December 2013 – closed
  • Friday 27 December 2013 – open

New Year opening times

  • Monday 30 December 2013 – open
  • Tuesday 31 December 2013 – closed
  • Wednesday 1 January 2014 – closed
  • Thursday 2 January 2014 – open, printing at 2pm
  • Friday 3 January 2014 – open

After that everything is back to normal – printing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Long Good Read #002

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The second edition of our publishing experiment with The Guardian, ‘The Long Good Read’ is printed and available from the #guardiancoffee shop.

The Long Good Read is a collection of articles, selected using data about the most read articles from the Guardian website. The paper is edited by Dan Catt, you can read about how he’s put it together in the paper or on his blog post ‘On Algorithmic Newspapers and Publishing‘.

The second edition shows how the experiment is already starting to take on its own character, the cover art is a data-visualisation of when The Guardian publishes articles and there is a very nice bit of art-direction, with this spread:

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It nicely demonstrates how the freedom afforded by a single art-director/editor can yield engaging results.

If you’re in Shoreditch pick up a copy.

 

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Launching The Long Good Read

We’re very excited to be launching a brand new newspaper today: The Long Good Read, in partnership with the Guardian, exclusively for #guardiancoffee in Shoreditch, London.

The Long Good Read is an experimental, algorithmic newspaper, filled with a selection of the Guardian’s long form articles, interviews and more, all beautifully designed using Newspaper Club’s ARTHR tool for easy reading over a coffee.

The first issue is available for free today, only at #guardiancoffee.

The Long Good Read

About the Long Good Read

Each week the Guardian produces thousands of articles, of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, the pace of change means some of the best in-depth pieces can be lost amongst the daily news.

A couple of years ago, Dan Catt developed a separate website called the Long Good Read, which used the Guardian’s API and website analytics to pick out a pair of long form, meaty articles per day which were getting good readership, comments or traction online.

These were great to read on the LGR site, through the e-reader edition, or via an RSS feed, but sometimes you want to step away from a screen, and enjoy the writing without distractions. We began to talk about a print edition, powered by Newspaper Club’s tools and infrastructure, and even made a prototype or two. But when #guardiancoffee opened up, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to launch it properly.

The Long Good Read

Producing the Paper

Because of the short print run, for just a single cafe, the economics meant producing the newspaper needed to be quick and easy: one person, one hour, was the goal.

We customised our free newspaper layout tool, ARTHR, to support the Guardian typography and design elements, making it feel part of the Guardian’s brand, while still distinct.

To gather the content, Dan and the team at the Guardian produced a small tool to quickly select content from their API, which was then flowed into ARTHR’s semi-automated layout using the ‘import from webpage’ feature.

After a quick thumbs up from everyone, it was despatched off to one of Newspaper Club’s presses on Friday, to be printed, packed and delivered for Monday morning.

The Long Good Read

The Future

This is an experiment for the Guardian and Newspaper Club, and we’re keen to hear what you think about it. There’s more issues to come, and plenty more ideas to try out.

Early next year, Newspaper Club will be launching more tools for publishers to turn their digital content into print-on-demand newsprint. If you’re interested in talking to Newspaper Club about something similar for your publication, or you’re a member of the press who wants to find out more about the Long Good Read, please email newspaperclub@newspaperclub.com. More photos of the paper in the wild are available in this Flickr set.

Pop on over to #guardiancoffee in Shoreditch to pick yours up today.

The Long Good Read

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A new way to print small: Digital Minis

Minis! Now available from 100 copies!

Our most portable newspaper format has now become even more affordable. We’re happy to announce Digital Minis!

You can now order Minis in print runs starting from just 100 copies.

Minis are our smallest newspaper (half the size of a Tabloid), and like Traditional Minis, Digital Minis arrive at your door trimmed and stapled. This gives it a unique flavour, almost like a magazine, but with that great newsprint look and feel.

Like all our papers it’s great for any project you choose, but we think it’s got something of the comic book about it and as sponsors of this year’s Thought Bubble comic book festival we’re especially looking forward to seeing some great comics made using the new Digital Mini.

For the full details visit the Digital Minis page or order a free sample. Once you’re ready to start making, take a look through our artwork guidelines and download a template.

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