For those of you who receive the ERB via email, this is one of those very rare occasions where we post mid-week, but wanted to be sure that all our readers had seen this… Thanks to those of you who have made a donation already!
Friends of The Englewood Review of Books,
Thanks for your faithful reading of The Englewood Review!
You have been essential to our rapid growth as a publication over the last four years, from a meager email newsletter that went out to about 100 friends to a thriving print and online publication that has about 4000 readers on a weekly basis. One year ago, we launched our quarterly print edition, and are delighted to have survived our crucial first year as we continue to learn the ropes of running a sustainable publication. Not only have we survived, we have been able to cover the full costs of printing and mailing our print magazine through your partnership with us as subscribers and advertisers. The revenues we received from subscriptions and advertising, however, were not sufficient to cover any of the labor that went into the managing, editing and layout of The Englewood Review. Normally, we would be able to fund this labor with other book-related initiatives in which we are involved, but this year a couple of those endeavors have also struggled, and we are faced with a deficit of between five and ten thousand dollars.
Therefore, between now and the end of 2011, we will be running a fundraising campaign in efforts to cover as much of this deficit as possible. If you are a regular reader of The Englewood Review, please consider joining with us in this effort in one of the following ways: