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New climbing mag: Vertical Life
technogeekery
18/04/2012
3:15:06 PM
Very nice magazine, very professional, absorbing, clearly run by climbers for climbers - great work!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/04/2012
9:55:17 PM
I echo the positive sentiment expressed earlier in this thread regarding Vertical Life.

It has taken me a little while to get to reading it, but I am glad now that I have, and I savoured the moments doing so!

I wish the production team all the best for the future in continuing their adventure into the unexplored realms of publishing-psyche!
rossco
23/07/2012
1:04:01 PM
Issue Two of Vertical Life has just gone live on our website www.verticallifemag.com.au

Enjoy.
latch
23/07/2012
2:36:59 PM
Thanks VL team

Great mag, really well put together and engaging reading which is not really helping my work productivity at work at the moment.
dalai
Online Now
23/07/2012
3:58:56 PM
On 23/07/2012 latch wrote:
>Thanks VL team
>
>Great mag, really well put together and engaging reading which is not
>really helping my work productivity at work at the moment.

Can't download it at mine... Probably for the best - will check it out tonight. If it is anything like the first edition, this will be good!
technogeekery
24/07/2012
10:21:31 AM
Another excellent issue - thanks!
rolsen1
24/07/2012
11:42:05 AM
On 23/07/2012 dalai wrote:
>On 23/07/2012 latch wrote:
>>Thanks VL team
>>
>>Great mag, really well put together and engaging reading which is not
>>really helping my work productivity at work at the moment.
>
>Can't download it at mine... Probably for the best - will check it out
>tonight. If it is anything like the first edition, this will be good!

The download link is a bit confusing.

Have you thought about using another format rather than pdf? It is not the easiest thing too read, too small for my eyes on my laptop to read at full screen. Zooming in obviously works but isn't the most elegant solution for such a great mag. Well done again and thanks.
PDRM
24/07/2012
12:18:02 PM
Nice interview with Damo666
dalai
Online Now
24/07/2012
2:00:47 PM
On 24/07/2012 rolsen1 wrote:

>The download link is a bit confusing.

That's not my issue. Security software marks the download link as a game so blocks me accessing it...
technogeekery
24/07/2012
4:19:26 PM
The download link IS a bit confusing - the actual link doesn;t work, but if you right-click the picture of the mag, and Save As, that works. Don't know how to circumvent dalai's issue other than by doing it from home...

I like the pdf format, looks great on my 24" monitor.
dalai
Online Now
24/07/2012
5:14:42 PM
Yes - downloaded at home last night and had a quick scan through. Looks brilliant!
Olbert
24/07/2012
5:47:08 PM
I guess part of the reason it's an online magazine only is because it's an absolute assload of trouble getting it printed in magazine form. What are the chances of getting a real magazine printed? I would absolutely love a real magazine on the same level as Crux was. Is a physical mag planned for the future?
technogeekery
24/07/2012
9:26:49 PM
I'm actually enjoying the online format. If you've got a nice big monitor, the quality is great - and its quite readable on a tablet too if you want the sit-back experience. I like the ability to click through on video clips, and had some enjoyable diversions to other sites / content that they made clickable. And at its current price, it is unbeatable value... I'm not sure I would prefer it as another $7.50 or greater magazine, I'm pretty stoked with it as it is. I wonder how commercially viable it is in this format, though, and hope that it can survive and grow.
SimMad
25/07/2012
11:41:53 AM
Hey Olbert - we might be digital geeks but we love print too. We are doing one print edition a year that will be more mook than mag, more journal than junk mail. We won't be printing each edition though. As you rightly say, not only is the future 1s and 0s, there are a whole bunch of costs and logistics that evaporate if you are not in print and for us that is the critical.

@technogeekery, we know the DLs can be a little less than perfect and we are working on fixes to make the system better (at the minute the instruction is to right click and save as, which works okay most of the time.) We are also using the cloud mag delivery portal Issuu - www.issuu.com. VL issue one is up there and issue two will be soon, as well as looking at other methods of delivery. (Thanks for the "hope" too, we will try to wring as much as we can out of that to ensure that we do stick and around and get better and more badass.)

shortman
25/07/2012
12:00:04 PM
On 25/07/2012 SimMad wrote:
>Hey Olbert - we might be digital geeks but we love print too. We are doing
>one print edition a year that will be more mook than mag, more journal
>than junk mail. We won't be printing each edition though. As you rightly
>say, not only is the future 1s and 0s, there are a whole bunch of costs
>and logistics that evaporate if you are not in print and for us that is
>the critical.
>
>@technogeekery, we know the DLs can be a little less than perfect and
>we are working on fixes to make the system better (at the minute the instruction
>is to right click and save as, which works okay most of the time.) We are
>also using the cloud mag delivery portal Issuu - www.issuu.com. VL issue
>one is up there and issue two will be soon, as well as looking at other
>methods of delivery. (Thanks for the "hope" too, we will try to wring as
>much as we can out of that to ensure that we do stick and around and get
>better and more badass.)

One could easily send the pdf off to a printer and print it themselves if they so desired.
olbert
25/07/2012
12:34:40 PM
On 25/07/2012 shortman wrote:
>On 25/07/2012 SimMad wrote:
>>Hey Olbert - we might be digital geeks but we love print too. We are
>doing
>>one print edition a year that will be more mook than mag, more journal
>>than junk mail. We won't be printing each edition though. As you rightly
>>say, not only is the future 1s and 0s, there are a whole bunch of costs
>>and logistics that evaporate if you are not in print and for us that
>is
>>the critical.
>>
>>@technogeekery, we know the DLs can be a little less than perfect and
>>we are working on fixes to make the system better (at the minute the
>instruction
>>is to right click and save as, which works okay most of the time.) We
>are
>>also using the cloud mag delivery portal Issuu - www.issuu.com. VL issue
>>one is up there and issue two will be soon, as well as looking at other
>>methods of delivery. (Thanks for the "hope" too, we will try to wring
>as
>>much as we can out of that to ensure that we do stick and around and
>get
>>better and more badass.)
>
>One could easily send the pdf off to a printer and print it themselves
>if they so desired.

Compared to a commercial magazine such as Rock or Crux a self printed magazine would be both shit quality and expensive. It's amazing what economies of scale can do for you.

nmonteith
25/07/2012
12:43:17 PM
The cost of printing & distributing CRUX is what killed it.

Phil S
26/07/2012
7:14:33 PM
I'm fine with the digital only format - right now it's the greatest motivator by far to get a tablet computer.

Great mag guys - stoked with the shear amount of content. And the quality.

Looking forward to the "Mook".

Superstu
26/07/2012
7:42:55 PM
Interesting that since I put the sutherland guide out as a downloadable eBook PDF I haven't sold a single printed copy but the eBooks are zipping out the door.

deadbudgy
27/07/2012
10:40:06 AM
Love the mag and I think the pdf format is fine if you are reading it on a monitor. I really enjoyed the Darrans artical. Makes me want to go back there.

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