A magazine is one of the best friends of a person. Unlike real people, it tells you things which you would always want to hear – like the latest news happening in your area of interest, some new ideas with which you can make your hobbies much better, and so on. It is always available, and is never “not free”. It doesn’t go on dates, and is always there for you, no matter what. A proper magazine that is printed is much better than the internet one. You don’t need wires and devices to know interesting stuff, you don’t have to strain your eyes trying to read the tiny print on your mobile phone, and you don’t even have to waste too much time in scrolling the page to and fro. You can view the pictures easily and completely, in a single view. Plus, it is very cheap these days to get a magazine subscription.
The main advantage of getting a magazine subscription cheap is that apart from the obvious savings on cost, you also get some exciting gifts. Most of the publishers of magazines these days are trying to woo back their readers who are now caught in the clutches of the internet Elisa Gayle Ritter. Thus, you find that when you take a subscription, you are actually able to get products which you can never buy from retail stores. These products are simple, of everyday use- like bags, mugs, and so on. Nevertheless, their designs and quality is very amazing, and you will be able to derive great pleasure out of them. Sometimes, you may also get free special edition books which would contain information on your favourite topics in details, and which you would certainly enjoy reading.
The publishers of these magazines have gone one-step further to make their offers more interesting. You can now achieve a huge discount when you take a subscription. If you subscribe to more than one magazine from the same publisher, the discount which you get increases further. You also get free CDs containing stuff which you would be interested in – like videos, softwares, and so on. In addition, these publishers also ensure that the delivery of the magazines are absolutely on dot, and you get your material exactly on the date promised, and regularly. You can now get magazines on various topics, including highly niche areas like cars, bikes, sporting events, sporting teams, celebrities, and so on.
In my travels around our country, I have seen a variety of community publications over the years. These publications range from daily newspapers to bi-monthly newsletters to everything in between. A common question often posed to me by friends and acquaintances has been: “Should I publish my own community magazine?” This is a complicated question to answer, and the answer depends on several crucial factors. In this article, I will address some of the things you should consider if you are thinking about publishing a community magazine.
The publishing world has changed dramatically with the advent of the Internet and online publications. There has been a steady and dramatic decline in daily and weekly newspapers around the United States over the last 10 years. Much of this decline results from readers opting to get their information from online sites on a near real-time basis rather than cumbersome print newspapers. Further, newspapers around the country have become complacent over the years, believing that readers will read whatever they choose to print. Unfortunately for them, this has not been the case, and as result, newspapers are shutting down across the country.
Magazines, on the other hand have continued to grow during this period, particularly niche magazines that specialize in a particular topic or industry, such as specific sports, cooking, automotive, and so on. Another niche that has enjoyed much success is local community magazines. The publications that have been the most successful are those that have chosen to focus on a specific hyper-local community, such as an area of a larger city with common interests, a small town, a master planned community, etc. The information contained in these types of magazines is relevant primarily to only those who live and/or work in these communities, and therefore, generally has a very loyal local readership. In most situations, these magazines are provided free of charge to its readership and must sustain itself through advertiser support. Some publications are direct mailed, while others are distributed in racks and others combine these methods.