Starting a Magazine

Circulation auditing increases ad sales and contributes to more efficient, accountable, and cost-effective circulation management. Audit reports provide persuasive, comprehensive, and authoritative analysis of your circulation, leaving no room for guesswork for advertisers.

For years, I never really understood what an acre was. You could tell me an acre is 43,560 square feet, or that it equals 1/640th of a square mile. But then if you told me your house sat on a _ acre lot, I still wouldn't know whether to envy or pity you.


Although the First Amendment may appear unconditional on its face, the right to speak and write freely has never been absolute. Intellectual property rights often prevail over an author's "creative license."

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Now Available - 2005 First Steps Magazine Startup Kit.

The Kit is comprised of resources to help you launch a new magazine or improve an existing title.  One of the goals of the site is to help new and existing publishers achieve success through education and support. This Startup Kit is a great first step to turning your publication idea into reality. 

Digital Magazine Publishing: How to Get from Here to There 
Q&A at Publish.com with Peter Meirs of Time.

If you're like most publicity seekers, you probably think one project at a time.  You've got a new product coming out in April, so you send out a release in March. You've hired a new executive, you'll put out a release when she's on board, etc.

If you plan to start a magazine or newspaper or have already started one and do not have periodical status you should weigh the benefits of lower cost and better service against the difficulty in obtaining it and the regulations you will have to follow once you are approved...

Launch specialist Alun Probert takes a look at some of today's most successful titles and finds that, with the right formula, there's a bright future for the industry's innovators...

We're very lucky to work in an industry where, in the past ten years, we've seen some of the most mould breaking and dynamic new launches of possibly any decade. If there's one broad lesson we can learn from their varied successes, it's that there's no obvious reason why publishers can't continue to come up with great ideas that become hugely profitable, famous magazines.

The single most important factor leading to success in publishing, or any business is this, rule number one: appoint the best people to every key position. By the best, I mean the smartest, hardest working and most talented. Of course, the ability must be matched to the position. Having the right experience is also very important, and so, to a degree, is a person’s character.