This past weekend I was goofing around on the computer installing the new Windows 10 operating system (so far, so good by the way), when I stumbled across some online publishing software I downloaded for muy daughter a few years ago when she wanted to print her own paperback book that she could keep in her personal library of children’s books.
Being a tinkerer by nature, one thing led to another and over the course of Friday night and Saturday afternoon I ended up using that software to throw together some tenkara-themed articles and pictures that I’ve posted to the blog in the past, sprinkled in a little bit of new content, and created a magazine called Tenkara Angler.
By dating it “Fall 2015” the allusion is to Tenkara Angler being a quarterly publication, although who really knows. This could easily be the first and last issue. I suppose it can serve as a test to gauge interest, of both consumption and collaboration.
As you’ll probably notice in the “Introduction” excerpt, I’m open to pretty much anything.
If you do happen to purchase a copy either via PDF download or in print, thank you so much for the support. (And thanks to the 3 of you that have so far!) Neither versions are priced to make me a profit, simply to make back a few cents to help offset the cost of printing my own personal copy. The next issue might go totally “fanzine,” 100% online and free of charge. We’ll see…
If nothing else, it was an entertaining creative outlet and diversion from the blog for a few days. Putting together the pagination was pretty fun, and honestly fairly easy with the Blurb software, although the result of all of the editing is far from professional quality; my fault, not theirs.
I always wanted to write my own book or magazine. Something I could read or gift and then “display” on a coffee table alongside copies of Fly Tyer, Eastern Fly Fishing, and Field & Stream.