The financial support of Crosscut members has made it possible this month for us to publish our first e-book, a collection of 2012 editor picks entitled "First & Main" (our address here in the newsroom). During this spring membership drive we are offering the book for just 99 cents (free for Amazon Prime).
In his blurb for the new Crosscut e-book, Apex Foundation President Craig Stewart said, "Crosscut is now my daily 'go to' source for credible, timely, in-depth and well-researched news and information about important and interesting issues in the Northwest. And, I can access the latest news or past stories any time anywhere. I particularly appreciate the high quality of reporting and easy to read format."
Crosscutter support enables us to fund experienced editors and reporters to cover complex topics in our region. Crosscut publishes about 1,400 articles each year, and many readers have told us they can't always get to all of the articles each day. They would like to have a way of reading collections of articles in book form.
Pew reports that one-third of Americans owned a tablet or e-reader by the end of 2012 and the Kindle app for cellphones means that the actual e-reader market is much larger.
Crosscut readership has increased significantly in recent months, and we are attracting many new readers.
Our goal is 412 new or renewing members by 4/12. Will you become a member by making a donation to Crosscut, and help us to continue to offer independent regional news, analysis and commentary?
Two days into the campaign we are making progress, but we need you to act today. Click here to become a Crosscutter!
Click here to see Monday's launch of the spring membership drive.