Since the 1990's Mallon Publishing have been our go-to option when it come to The Phantom diaries, journals and wall calendars. Seeing a 2018 calendar appear in newsagents last year for the first time in many years was certainly a delight!
However, times they are a-changing. Costs involved in publishing and distribution mean that producing these functional collectibles and getting them to customers is increasingly tricky; the traditional business model employed by Mallon may just no longer be viable. Mallon Publishing has reached out to ChronicleChamber and Phantom phans in general - they need our help!
"If we could interest the fans in buying direct then we may be able to continue to publish. In particular, the Wall Calendar would be viable if we could interest around 300 fans to buy direct. The diary would require more orders."
Mallon have written an open letter to phans - see below. They need our interest and enthusiasm to continue the product, and they need it now. As you would know, diary and calendar products for the following year are typically available in stores from September/October so the time to start compiling and printing is right about now.
So whether you're a keen collector who wants to have these items to add to your collection, or you hang and use the calendar up at work or home, or you just want to make sure you have your traditional gift Christmas gift for Dad ready to go again this year, make sure you click on the email link below and indicate your interest to Mallon today!
PO Box 1210 Eltham Victoria 3095
telephone 61 3 9431 5007 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Phantom Fans,
We have appreciated your support over many years for the Phantom Diary and other Phantom publications. In recent years it has become difficult to keep the publications viable due to tougher retail terms and lower print runs. However, we are confident that there still exists a very loyal fan base for the Phantom, and are hopeful that many of you will be prepared to continue to support our publications by buying direct from the Publisher.
With enough support from fans via direct sales, we plan to publish another Phantom Wall Calendar and Phantom Diary this year. To express your interest and obtain more information on placing pre-orders and paying direct to the Publisher, please email us at email@example.com or write to the address above.
Please Note: These images are of the 2018 Diary and Wall Calendar - the new designs for the 2019 diary and calendar are not yet available.