UPSHIFT HIGH-QUALITY BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND!
Since the launch of Upshift Online, we have been getting requests for a printed option. The hard reality is that printing a magazine is not economically feasible for a small independent media company like us. However, after a long search and countless samples, we have found a solution that we feel is a substantial compromise. Upshift has partnered with a print on demand service called BLURB to provide high-quality limited prints of each issue starting with January 2019 or Issue 29. We partnered with BLURB for their capability to print to the quality we demand and the ability to deliver directly to our readers anywhere in the world. Every book is 8.5” x 11” in size, perfect bound and printed with a thick 80# semi-gloss cover with premium matte finish pages for a great in-hand feel with all of the high-quality images you expect from Upshift. Simply go to the link below to order one for yourself.
Each copy costs $35 plus shipping and handling. We are aware that this is a much higher price than a typical magazine. This price reflects the nature of printing one copy at a time and specifying high-quality paper and processes. In order for us to bring the price down to $15 or so, we would have to print thousands of copies and hope they sell. Upshift simply is not in a position to do so. In an effort to be transparent, we average about $3 - $5 in profit per magazine sold through BLURB. This isn't meant to be a high volume, hi profit endeavor for us. It's really intended to give people that have a strong connection to an issue the opportunity to get a hard copy made just for them. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.