update [yes, another!].

[a teaser masthead for you— only ten more days!]

Just a note to thank you for the lovely emails that have pouring in re: Mankind Mag. I wanted to give an update for those of you who have been asking the what/when/hows of it all. I think the easiest format to do this is with a mini Q/A of the top five questions you’ve all been asking:

Will Mankind Mag be replacing Inspiration, the eZine?
Yes. Although I wouldn’t call it ‘replacing’, b/c it’s more editorial in nature than the eZines were. I hate to see Inspiration go, but the format just wasn’t working for me and I found each issue less inspiring [for lack of a better word] for me to compile. I’m a firm believer that if something isn’t working for you, then make it work for you. This is my attempt to make it work for me, and hope I’m making it work for you, as well.

But I liked Inspiration!?
Then you’re in luck, because I’m in the mist of compiling a ‘Best of Inspiration’ commemorative limited edition of 250 hard-covered book with never-before-seen-photographs. You’ll love it, really. More on that later [realistically, MUCH later].

What can I expect from Mankind Mag?
A little bit of everything. A LOT of art/artist perspective, a bit of music, media, culture, design and inspiration. Pretty much everything you like about DesignForMankind.com [or so I hope], but to the ninth degree. And much, much more awesome.

When/where will it be released?
June 30th, right here, available for FREE download. I’ll upload it to Issuu as well, for those of you that love the flip feature [I do, too!].

Will there be sponsored advertisements in the publication?
Yes. In fact, good segue. Inspiration [Issue 5] hit 10,000 downloads last week. So if you’re looking for a bit of online presence for your shop, blog or business, email me for ad rates. I think it will be a great opportunity, and you can participate for as low as $75 [a special rate for the debut only]. Deadline is Friday, June 20th, so HURRY!

What will the sponsorship money go toward?
I like to be as open as possible with this issue. Right now, my goal is to get enough sponsors for the debut issue of Mankind Mag to actually print the publication. But, because I want to keep costs low and offer the magazine at a decent rate, I’m going to need to put in my own money toward the printing. If I can get enough sponsors to contribute, we can print full speed ahead. If not, maybe the next issue, or the one after that. I hope, I hope, I hope!

OK, so I think that pretty much sums up most of your questions. I am TOTALLY available if you have more, so feel free to send me an email at [email protected] I never sleep [truly!], so email away!

Love to you all, and thank you MILLIONS for your support. You are so dear to me.

  • This is going to be so fabulous. Congratulations! I’ve been falling more in love your blog each day. I especially love the short, frequent bits of inspiration (so perfect for my ADD:)!

  • eeeeekkk!!! Every time I hear more about Mankind Mag I get more excited for you. Way to go!

  • Hi again. Congrats on your upcoming issue of mankind mag. Can’t wait to check it out. Keep up the terrific work! =)

  • That’s awesome, I can’t wait for the new mag! You need to sleep, seriously, got to bed!

  • That’s so great, I can’t wait to see it. I’m really pleased that you’ve decided to keep it free but with adverts. You’re a superstar!

  • Looking forward to it – I’ll have to pack my notebook, I’ll be back visiting sunny CA that week!
    PS – Sleep is overrated.

  • it all sounds great! if someone would have said to you a year ago that you’d be putting magazine together now, you might have said no way. it’s amazing how things change.

  • wow! this sounds like it’s going to be wonderful…congratulations on your success so far. great things are happening, and i can’t wait to read mankind mag <3

  • CAN”T WAIT!! It’s going to be GREAT– I have no doubt in my mind. :)

  • 10,000 downloads…amazing! I will spread the word! I am really, really so happy for you.

  • Well done! You are extremely talented and determined! Magazine is not easy, but you have done it so well! I cannot wait to see your new one xxxxxxxxx

  • I’m so excited for this to come out! I love what you’ve been doing with the eZine and I’m sure this latest evolution will be wonderful!

  • Ditto from me on everyone’s comments, plus extra kudos sprinkled on top. ā™„

  • Oh my, you guys— I’m so excited that you’re as excited as I am?

    Did that make any sense? :)


  • 10,000 downloads!? Free Mankind Mag debuting in 10 days!? saWEET!!!

    i really hope that you get some sleep after June 30… for the sake of all Mankind. (sorry, couldn’t resist).

  • this sounds so fabulous, you are such a clever thing, i love your work and can’t wait to see this! you go girl!! px

  • oh my gosh girl! i’m so excited for you!!!

    and i’d like to donate to your paypal…

  • Thanks for the update…I can’t wait to see it! I can tell it’s gonna be excellent!

  • Thank you— I’m so excited.

    And nope, Yas— no donations allowed! :)

  • My heart skipped a beat when I read about the commemorative book!
    I can’t wait till the 30th of June. Well done Erin, you’re a star!!

  • Great! I’m so excited and happy for you. I know it will be wonderful – can’t wait!

  • fantastic news! congrats on all your hard work and i can’t wait to see the issue, and watch it evolve. cheers to you!

  • Have you seen this site magcloud.com ?
    Similar to issuu but with print option …. just though might be of interest to you as it costs nothing for you to publish. A bit print on demand kind of mag …

  • Thank you all [again!]. :)

    Littlemithi— I did. Turns out you have to be invited to be a publisher, so I’m working on it. ;)

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