“It’s totally out of my comfort zone, but I’m 100% okay with that…”
Steven Gregor is the editor and publisher of Gym Class, the magazine that has evolved over the last 10 years to become the magazine-maker’s magazine. He published the last issue in 2016 as a fond farewell to print, explaining that he couldn’t afford to keep on losing money on his passion project. But the start of 2019 saw the return of Gym Class, which once again takes magazines as its core subject matter, but with some major changes that have pushed Steven and his project into ambitious new territory.
In this episode he speaks about the excitement that brought him back to publishing, the challenge (and rewards) of handing over creative direction to the excellent Folch Studio, and the magpie-like approach to publishing that has helped to make this latest iteration financially viable. We delivered this magazine to Stack subscribers in January 2019, but if you weren’t on the mailing list for that you can head over to the Stack shop to pick up a copy and see it for yourself.
As I say in the introduction to this episode, Steven has been on the Stack podcast before, way back in 2016 for just our fifth episode. We’ve had loads of great magazine makers on since then, so check out our archives on Soundcloud or iTunes to hear lots of first-hand tales of independent publishing, and of course follow us wherever you get your podcasts so we can deliver next week’s episode to you as soon as it’s ready.