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I'm going to start on the layout and design of the journal.
I look forward to reading everyone's contribution to this issue. As explained we are not exclusive to FS - anything of interest will do. In the end it's your journal and you have free hands on how you wish to shape it so please feel free to do write on whatever subject you find interesting.
There is no deadline and don't feel pressured. Let's have a great time creating this!
Over and out.
The design is going great. Added autumn leaves to the theme. I have adjust the typography to get a great reading feel. A sneak preview will be up soon.
Thanks for the support everyone!
I have also pondered the thought that we should write an article about the FS change of membership with the introduction of the new Membership Pack and different rules.
Just a thought. I don't want to neglect original material, but maybe one article from the distant past per issue?
Dear Folio Society,
Myself and some members from The Folio Society Devotees (FSD) group on LibraryThing.com are very passionate about The Folio Society. We are really enthusiastic about the society's history and would therefore love to write some articles on its background, i.e., its early years, and the books printed.
We have therefore discussed to launch a freely available, non-commercial book journal called "The Slipcase", that aims to discuss book collecting, the Folio Society and other literary interest. It will be distributed in PDF, on LT.
It is a hobby publication and we are just starting out on our first issue. We are a handful of enthusiasts that are using our free time to write about the society and how it has affected our lives as readers.
The Slipcase journal is named in honour of the FS's dedication to protect its books; "A few publishers, such as the Folio Society, have made a point of publishing all their works in fine slipcases - source: Wikipedia, Slipcase"
We would specifically ask to request permission to use:
1. Your logo in our publication regarding a future article.
2. Some pictures of your books, both from the early years and present to be used in the journal.
3. the reproduction of some of the early articles from the Folio Magazine? 1950s
We have a large collection of these magazines, earliest dating from 1953! I am sure many FSDs would be interested in reading some of these but would otherwise never get the chance to do so (these don't exactly come up on the secondary market very often).
We would of course acknowledge publication "with the kind permission of the Folio Society".
The journal would be in essence a culmination of what we already are doing in the FSD group, i.e, discussing The Folio Society, sharing pictures of new books, of old books and so forth. The difference being that this journal would offer a more in depth articles from the members' point of view.
I do hope that the society shares our vision and would support us morally with our literary adventure.
Lord of Denmark
For instance: It's possible that an outsider might assume that the Slipcase is an FS product. The use of the FS logo and articles, if not done carefully, could contribute to this confusion.
If I were an owner of FS, I might be intrigued, but at the same time worried/hesitant about a project like Slipcase.
Of course some wordplay needs to be decided on
I've also thinking about adding a Q&A with LT members - 10 interesting questions to the journal.
Any other ideas would be welcome.
Thank you for your email. Your venture sounds like fun and is certainly something we’d be happy to support / help with, as far as we can. I’m afraid you’d need to send through the individual articles you’re hoping to use, on a rolling basis if needs be, so that we can check our records for copyright information. We usually hold the copyright for Folio magazine articles, but not in all cases, so we can’t give blanket permission for their use. We’d also request that the acknowledgement should read ‘First published in the Folio Society’s magazine (date). Plus copyright © to whomever it applies – even if only the FS.
Will this be for LT members only? We have in the past discussed using old magazine pieces on our website.
Do let me know when you’re planning to upload the first articles, and I’ll try to ascertain the copyright situation.
So it's a go Michael!
Really looking forward to this
I'm working on a review of the complete 1922 Seven Pillars of Wisdom recently published in a two-volume paperback edition.
I was also thinking about a brief look on the Folio's newest Treasure Island. It looks beautiful.
As an added bonus, the lay-out is very subdued and classy, and the paper... Oh, don't even get me started on the paper! :)
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