Podcast: Nelson Ng, Lost magazine

by Steve Watson in September 2016

I spent last weekend at the brilliant Indiecon magazine festival in Hamburg, and saw Nelson Ng, founder of Lost magazine, give a totally fascinating presentation on the independent publishing scene in China. According to him, mobile phones are empowering independent magazine publishers in ways nobody has seen before, and a new independent movement is rapidly emerging across the region.

I’d spoken to him the day before about some of these changes, and was really inspired by the energy and excitement he clearly feels for the subject. He also speaks in the podcast below about the growth of Lost, his decision to leave a comfortable job in advertising to become a full-time independent publisher, and a new photography magazine he’s working on called Brownie.

This is the second episode of the Stack Live podcast, and I think it’s progressing well. I’m going to try to post much more regularly from now on, and I’d love to hear any suggestions for how it might be improved.

One major leap forward from last time is the music, which was created by Gary at Pyka, using sounds of magazines flicking, flopping and wobbling around. I hope you enjoy the episode, and of course remember to follow us on Soundcloud or iTunes to stay up to date with new episodes as they’re released.

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