XI has hit the $11,000 needed to launch the quarterly, and we’ve outlined how that money will be spent. One question that remains up in the air is whether XI should include advertising in the publication, especially during the difficult first year of operation financially. Quite frankly, the XI team does not want to do this. We see this less as a magazine, and each quarterly more as a self-contained, beautifully designed book: and no-one wants to find a shaving cream ad on the fifth page of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, right?
So, we’re asking for your support to drive the Kickstarter fundraising to a new target: $15,000. If your pledges take XI there, the XI team in turn pledges to keep the quarterly ad-free through the first year’s four issues. Should you like the idea of seeing XI packed with nothing but quality content, please spread the word and consider a pledge on Kickstarter.