Our first press release for the just released issue #7 (available in print and online now) is up here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10234533.htm. We’re especially proud of this issue as it is our first in the digital format (Apple, Kindle, Google), features international modeling star Ophelia Overdose as our cover girl, photography by Matt Christie and Violet Photography (to name just two); fashion expose by Libidex, Ectomorph and Lust Designs; fiction and articles by M. Christian and Midori and even a new review book/music review section.
As you will see from that press release and as you will hear Erik and I opine quote often when discussing this issue (and the future of V.G.) publishing the magazine now in digital- as well as in print-was tantamount to its survival. It’s a decision all other publishers are making, hell name me a business that is staying competitive these days that’s not considering its digital options? But above and beyond just being good business, seeing the magazine published in digital formats like Apple’s newsstand (we are the first latex couture magazine to be offered there, something we are very proud of) ‘going digital’ will see untapped potential for us in what we publish…and when.
I’m not revealing anything we’re planning for 2013, but just know Erik has plenty of ideas for the future of our Fashion, Latex and Lifestyle portal. In the blogs ahead I will focus on the talented men and women who came together to make issue #7 the startling Steampunk issue it is.
For now I welcome you to check out all the doings of the issue in the digital realm here:
In another great show of the net’s never-ending solidarity for all peoples, Google is once again adding a rainbow round their search engine box for surfers look for “gay related keywords” (whatever that actually means) in their search engines. As they have done for the past four years, Google is showing their support for the gay and lesbian community during June the official Gay and Lesbian Pride month.
The great leveler that the net is, anyone who wishes to search for whatever it is they might want in their personal life-be it fetish, preference, information, partner-can find it pretty much anonymously and copiously on the net. Of course a lifestyle magazine like Von Gutenberg would want nothing less than all communities present and accounted for on the web, believing as we do that healthy curiosity, honest discourse and a fair amount of semi-naughty pics lead to greater understanding. It just makes us happy and proud to be part of the online community with the magazine, website and even our www.vongutenbergcouture.com when a powerful entity like Google steps up like this.
It’s hard enough being part of a minority and it is empowering to know that we can go online to not only explore those desires some people might think should keep us part of a minority but to find like-minded folk who can support, share and interact with us over our those thoughts. Realizing that our penchant for leather or a need for a good spanking from time to time is shared by thousands; people who live and work among us; people of all ages and ethnicities, does make one feel less of a minority and simply part of the world at large.
So we lift our glass to Google this the official Gay and Lesbian Pride month and we of course give a hearty shout out to all our brothers and sisters of whatever community they happen to be in who yearn for better acceptance and understanding throughout the entire year.
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