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Brian Hartigan

Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

2 thoughts on “Thank you for subscribing to CONTACT

  • 10/12/2018 at 8:52 pm

    G’day, I’ve just subscribed to your online mag but I hope you guys get back to printing as I’ve been reading contact for many years & collecting as much as I can on our Aussie soldiers and history. I think you guys are bloody legends. Keep up the good work guys.

    • 15/12/2018 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Brian.
      You’ve made a very timely comment and I’ll reply in full to you so that others may see it too. I made this announcement on 14 December 2018, in another forum…

      Dear CONTACT supporters
      I have bad news and good news…

      The bad news is, I have already decided – no, actually, the audience (other than your good selves) decided – CONTACT will not be printed.

      I know I said I would make the announcement on 10 January. I also said I’d make a big push in the six weeks from when I published CONTACT 60 until 10 January. But, really, it became very very obvious recently that the whole print plan was a lost cause.

      My recent plea in CONTACT 60, reinforced by a double-page advertisement, attracted just 6 new supporters – and I lost 3 older ones at the same time. Which means I currently have a grand total of 69 DFSW Club members, when I needed 1000 to get CONTACT back into print.

      So, at this stage of the year, I think it is wise to stop flogging what is obviously a dead reindeer – and get on with whatever comes next.

      Now, let me be totally honest here – I seriously toyed with the idea of calling it quits on CONTACT after publishing issue number 60. And I don’t mean the magazine – I mean the whole ‘media empire’.

      I always get into a bit of a downer when I publish a new magazine – after the hype and tempo of pushing to get it out on time.

      But … Rosie talked some sense into me – I got over my temper tantrum – and I took a few days off to let my brain wander and weave and see where it led me.

      Which brings me to the good news…

      My heart and my brain – and, most importantly, my wife – told me it’s OK to carry on.

      So, I will continue to publish CONTACT – the media empire, including the magazine – pretty much as is, for now.

      I do plan on making some changes and trying a few new ideas. I hope to recruit some help (in advertising sales especially) and a few other tweaks as time goes by.

      I even have one completely radical plan in my head that could massively change things up (hopefully for the better) – but I won’t announce that until I consult a few more confidants, just in case I really have gone totally mad (yep, it’s that radical).

      I have also made it known to my chain of command that I’m available and ready to do some Army Reserve Days, to supplement the family budget – and to re-engage in some brothers-in-arms camaraderie, which I have missed over the past few years.

      I do want to keep the DFSW Club on Patreon going too – and hopefully improve it. It is a genuinely heartwarming gauge of audience love and support and – I won’t beat about the bush – a very welcome source of direct funding support of my work.

      Thank you all for your membership ‘fees’ to date – but thank you even more so for your votes of confidence and your immeasurable love and support evident in your generosity.
      If you aren’t already a member, please consider joining the CONTACT DFSW Club. Find more info here.

      And Happy Christmas to you all,

      Brian Hartigan
      CONTACT Editor
      0408 496 664


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