FAQ

FAQ

Frequently asked questions you may have about the Hurries Way Journal:

The first edition of the Hurries Way journal will be published in July 2021 if the Hurries Way Journal first edition pre-order reaches it’s target of a minimum of 75 backers (current/former players, VPs/members, supporters).

The first edition crowdfunder ends on 14/06/2021 inclusive, so please purchase a copy if you would like to see the journal become reality.

To make the design and publication of the journal viable.
There is a lot of work involved in design, including the photography, to produce a journal.

No adverts will be in the journal, so the journal production is financed by the backers.

The pre-order price is £29.99 (with higher amounts for mainland and Europe delivery: £34.99 and £39.99 respectively).

The first edition cost covers the cost of design and production of the journal, including the photography and image processing/editing. The number printed also impacts on the production costs, as it is not being printed by thousands of copies like many journals or magazines.

This includes photography (from the archives, journal design and print.

For further editions:

For an away game the photographer has an 8 hour day (or more), plus then 4-8 hours of processing and editing of the images.

For home games there are around 3 hours devoted to covering the game, plus the 4-8 hours of processing and editing of the images.

Design of the journal also to then follow ready for each to go to print.

There are also storage costs (50-90Gb per game), image editing and publishing software and other costs involved in the photography and design of the journal which have to be covered.

Yes, if the first edition goes to print then there will be the opportunity to subscribe to the journal (with a minimum of 100 subscribers required to make it viable).

Subscriptions would be made available in July/August for the second edition to be published in September 2021 in time for the start of the 2021/22 season.

Further editions would be published thereafter at 4 monthly intervals.

Where the first edition goes to print (July 2021), it is proposed that further editions will be published from September 2021 via a subscription, with 3 editions published per year.

There may be very limited numbers of copies of the journal outside of the pre-order, but you are not guaranteed a copy and the cover price will be from £39.99 (over the standard proposed subscription price from £19.99 for Isle of Wight P&P).

To make the design and publication of the journal viable.
There is a lot of work involved in design, including rugby photography, to produce a journal.

With 100 or more subscribers it will allow a professional rugby photographer to follow the team to many home and away games throughout a season (financing his time and travel); plus the subsequent processing and editing of the images for publication.

No adverts will be in the journal, so the journal production (photography, journal design and print) is financed by the subscribers.

The number printed also impacts on the production costs, as it is not being printed by thousands of copies like many journals or magazines.

There may be very limited numbers of copies of the journal outside of the subscriptions offered, but you are not guaranteed a copy and the cover price will be from £29.99.

Yes – Isle of Wight rugby photographer Andrew Cooper, of Andrew Cooper Photography, will be following the team through the 2021/22 season where the pre-order and follow-on subscription targets are met.

It is proposed that the journals would have a variety of articles and features, including high quality colour and monochrome (black and white) images published.

Articles are likely to include:

  • Match Reports 
  • Archive Match Reports (from previous seasons) 
  • Player Profiles 
  • President’s Foreword 
  • Chairman’s Foreword 
  • Captains’ Reports 
  • Coaches’ Report 
  • Fitness and Training Advice 
  • Club Social Events

Yes a system will be created to allow you to order specific images within the journal.

You will be able to purchase high or low resolution images licenced for for personal/private use.

No – images will not be made available online in galleries for preview, as historically too many players at rugby clubs have stolen images and published without permission; this does not make the rugby photography viable for the photographer.

The reality is likes and shares do not pay the bills, so speculative photography is not viable without a consistent high demand for purchasing images.

A small independent publisher on the Isle of Wight, Kaitango, will be publishing the journal.

The photography will be by Isle of Wight photographer Andrew Cooper of Andrew Cooper Photography

If you’d love to have a professional photographer follow the team and create high quality images of you playing rugby then please back the crowdfunder and then subscribe to the journal (once subscriptions are made available).

It is not viable for the photographer to attend games where there is not sufficient demand from the majority of players, members and supporters for the journal.

Where the journal is published regularly a professional rugby photographer will be following the teams throughout a season. You will subsequently be able to purchase images published within the journal.

Image subscriptions will also be made available where the journal is viable and regularly being published.

Both teams will regularly be photographed and a range of players will be in each edition.

The photographer will try to capture as many players as possible at various positions on the pitch, so there will be many varied images.

If you regularly play for either team then it is highly likely during a season you would be photographed at some point.

We cannot guarantee you will be in each edition, but it is highly likely during a year of the journal you will feature in one or more

Probably not if the journal is not published.

If image subscriptions were to be made available to cover games through a season then the majority of players would need to subscribe to image subscription packages to make it viable.

For an away game the photographer has an 8 hour day (or more), plus then 4-8 hours of processing and editing of the images.

For home games there are around 3 hours devoted to covering the game, plus the 4-8 hours of processing and editing of the images.

Design of the journal also to then follow ready for each to go to print.

There are also storage costs (50-90Gb per game), image editing and publishing software and other costs involved in the photography and design of the journal which have to be covered.

Without sufficient demand it is not viable for the photographer/journal designer to devote the time to either the photography or the journal design and print.

No, not least with a small production run of a minimum of 100 subscribers adverts are not viable.

There may be features of club sponsors (afterall they help keep the club running), but these will be features rather than adverts.

A4 (297mm x 210mm) – portrait (but may occasionally be published in landscape format)
Cover: 250gsm, Inner pages: 150gsm

Printed in the UK
Limited print run from 100 copies (subject to demand) – the minimum print run will be 100 copies up to the number of subscribers.

Any further questions then please get in touch.