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Publish Your First Magazine: A Practical Guide For Wannabe Publishers
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Lorraine Phillips, former publisher of SisterPower magazine, went directly from idea to newsstand after landing three distribution deals on the very first attempt; and has now created a practical guide for potential publishers that demonstrates her process and provides details on exactly how she did it. With a conversational tone to put newcomers at ease, this quick, easy guide covers such topics as: * Magazine business fundamentals * What you will need to set up shop * How to brand and design your publication * How to plan your magazine * Business start-up costs * How to set your ad rates and sell ads * Great sources for content and photography * Why you need a web site and what it should contain * How to find, select, and work with a printer * The importance of distribution * And much, much more Phillips also provides examples of the documents she actually created...
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Lorraine Phillips, former publisher of SisterPower magazine, went directly from idea to newsstand after landing three distribution deals on the very first attempt; and has now created a practical guide for potential publishers that demonstrates her process and provides details on exactly how she did it. With a conversational tone to put newcomers at ease, this quick, easy guide covers such topics as:

* Magazine business fundamentals
* What you will need to set up shop
* How to brand and design your publication
* How to plan your magazine
* Business start-up costs
* How to set your ad rates and sell ads
* Great sources for content and photography
* Why you need a web site and what it should contain
* How to find, select, and work with a printer
* The importance of distribution
* And much, much more

Phillips also provides examples of the documents she actually created and used along the way (e.g., production schedule, media kit, letter to distributors), which can easily be adapted by readers for their own particular publishing needs. In addition, there is a comprehensive appendix filled with hundreds of resources and links to web sites that help answer start-up questions, as well as an extensive glossary of publishing terms that allows even fledgling magazine publishers to communicate like pros.

For more information on "Publish Your First Magazine," you can visit www.publishyourfirstmagazine.com.

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"If you're thinking about starting your own magazine, you can do it the hard way -- or you can read this book! Lorraine Phillips' plainspoken account of what it takes to create a successful magazine will save you time and money. And, thanks to her upbeat attitude and good humor, you'll also have a great time reading and learning how to make your publishing dream come true."
Jim Barnes, Editor - Independent Publisher

"A fantastic guide for anyone interested in starting a magazine."
Writer's Digest (Awarded 5/5 & rated "Excellent")

"This is a must read for any new magazine publisher."
Mark Loeffler, President - Infoswell Media

"An incredible resource. The only manuscript I'll need to publish my first magazine!"
Craig A. Williams - Donald Trump's Apprentice

"Simple and intelligent."
Tyler Waylett, Publisher - MagazineLaunch.com

"Read this book. It is far cheaper than a mistake."
Dan Poynter, The Self-Publishing Manual

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About Lorraine

Lorraine Phillips holds an MBA in business administration, a BS in computer science and an AA in graphic design. She is a creative information technology professional with over twelve years' experience in planning, developing and publishing print, Internet and digital...

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