Newsletter #3: Come on board - Sponsor the brochure
Invitation to come on board
In the last months, we have been very busy collecting, editing and integrating case studies and success stories into a beautiful and fresh looking layout. Now that we're almost ready to finalize the brochure and go to print, we have to rely on you, our sponsors, to prepare the next step, since the production costs of the brochure will be refinanced using sponsorship ads.
We'd like to invite you to come on board so you don't miss your chance to present your company in the first Python image brochure – remember: space is limited.
In order to give you an impression of how the final brochure will look like, we've created a preview of the brochure which will get distributed at PyCon US 2012 to all attendees (more than 2000!) and have also put a PDF version on our website:
You can support the PSF Python Brochure by buying ads or a reference entry in the brochure, as well as pre-ordering extra copies for your own use or for educational institutions to distribute.
The order system is now switched online. If you have questions about these sponsoring options, please don't hesitate to ask: firstname.lastname@example.org
The brochure will have 4 DIN A4 pages for ads. Ad sponsors can buy a half page ad in the first edition. Each ad sponsor will receive a box of around 120 free copies of the printed brochure after production. There is room for a total of only 8 ad sponsors.
To help develop the business community around Python, we will have 2 pages of fixed-layout reference listings for interested companies. Reference sponsors can buy a listing in the first edition. The companies will get listed using their logo, a one line description of what they do, and their address details. Each reference sponsor will receive a box of around 120 free copies of the printed brochure after production. There is room for 30-40 reference sponsors.
You can pre-order additional copies in excess of the 10,000 copies we will have printed and distributed by the PSF. You can use these copies for local distribution, marketing Python to your customers, at conferences and events. These sponsors will not get a listing in the brochure itself, but will help refinance the costs of producing the brochure and also help spread the word more widely. We can ship world-wide. The costs for the subscriptions vary depending on the destination country. Please contact us for more detailed information and other destinations.
Sponsor educational institutions by having the PSF send subscription packages to universities and schools on your behalf. You can direct the PSF to send the packages to a specific institution or let the PSF select one from a list of interested institutions.
A word from the chairman of the PSF
“As chairman of the PSF I am happy to see the Foundation support this effort to bring Python to the attention of a wider public. Businesses need to understand how Python can lower their programming and maintenance costs. Programmers need to understand how well Python integrates with other languages. Politicians need to understand the significance of open source to national strategies for science and education. I really hope that we can eventually have the brochure translated, and include examples of Python use from all over the world. The Python Software Foundation would love your help in bringing Python to a broad international community.” – Steve Holden, Chairman of the Python Software Foundation
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