Pics & Ink and The Simple Things at The Good Life Festival 2019!
We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagents.
We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper. So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
Why buy this way?
We ship really quickly – order by 3pm and it will be dispatched same day by first class post*.
We charge flat postage – just £2 regardless of how many magazines you buy*.
We care – we will package your magazines very carefully and you’ll be supporting the new wave of independent publishers in the UK and around the world.
* There's always a catch! Our flat rate, first class shipping applies to deliveries within the UK only. Overseas delivery prices are calculated based on size and weight of the order, and although we'll aim to ship the day you order, overseas deliveries will take longer to arrive.
But who are you guys?
We are a small team of mag-lovers with an office in Oxted in Surrey.
David and Lisa have been in magazines their whole working lives. They cut their teeth working for some of biggest publishers in the UK, but they believed there was a better way to create and publish magazines - where the readers were more important than the advertisers, the words and pictures didn't just try and sell you stuff, and the design and paper quality were valued.
So, they quit their jobs, ploughed in their savings and borrowed the rest to set up Iceberg Press. They bought The Simple Things magazine and a few years later, started Pics & Ink, to sell other publishers' independent, beautiful and useful magazines.
Heléna is the hero who looks after all The Simple Things subscriptions and lovingly packs up all the Pics & Ink orders for our lovely posties.
Fiona runs the Pics & Ink shop and scouts out marvellous new mags from far and wide.
And that's it. We're a small team and we value each and every one of you, so thank you for coming to the shop and get in touch if you need a recommendation, have a question, or just fancy a chat about great mags.
We've recently launched Free Range Magazines, our subscription service where we curate a selection of the best indie mags to send to subscribers every two months. The best bit? You can choose one of four streams depending on what you're into, and we'll send you 'tasting notes' with each mag telling you about the mag and the makers. You can find out more here.