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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
Review by William Cory, Author: Maybe You Should Write A Magazine!: Complete Guide: How to Write, Lay Out, Publish and Profit from Regional Special-Interest Magazines

Like most books on magazine publishing, written as they are by people experienced in traditional magazine publishing, this one excellently describes the establishment of a publishing business, complete with editorial, graphics, advertising staffs or individuals. It is detailed and highly informative.

My own publishing experience, not as involved with more frequent publications, has been in annual magazine-type publications for regional markets. I've always done the editorial and design parts of the process myself. An independent sales representative and web-offset printer (for production of glossy, full-color printing) have been my only associates. I've used my own Mac computers and off-the-shelf software (Adobe(tm) InDesign® and Photoshop®), and all work was done in a home office. Since starting out in 1990, I've never had a year that wasn't profitable.

I provide that information only to demonstrate that I know something about print publishing, and to highlight the fact that for frequent publishing schedules and standard magazine distribution, the book being reviewed here is more than adequate--actually, excellent.

If your dream is to publish a quarterly or more frequent publication, however, the book being reviewed here is an excellent guide. I have purchased and used this book myself to prepare for a semi-monthly statewide magazine I am currently working toward in Colorado. My new magazine project will require the detailed procedural information for publishing and distribution through regular "magazine rack" channels, and that information, along with a lot of other great info for frequent magazine publishing, is contained in this book. You won't regret buying it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2010
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This is a great book. Lorraine give really good advice for those wanting to step by step look at what it really takes to start up in the publishing industry. She alleviates the new publisher from having to do all the research. It's all done for you. She even gives leading industry contacts for associations, printers, distributers , you name it. She even tell you how you deal with them.
Again it's all done for you.

She gives the do's and don'ts for media kits and website design:All which is really helpful when trying to draw revenue from every stream imaginable.

She breaks down every aspect of the the industry to a T. That way you know what you're getting into before you jump in the water.

I highly recommend this book to any new publisher, an existing publisher or one looking to learn to the industry before making a final decision.

Lorraine's website is great too as she response to your questions with answers.

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Buy this book :-) or you'll be sorry
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
You may see people gripe about books like these, saying the book doesn't cover this or that, or is too 'basic' or such. Truth is, there are SO many variables and unique situations you will encounter when starting any business, and magazine publishing is a weird animal. Ms. Phillips does a fine job putting her years of experience -- *her* experiences -- into a book that is a nice addition to a magazine start-up's go-to library.

If you can, do GET THE PRINT EDITION. The Kindle e-book version renders and flows HORRIBLY, and the few diagrams and images are too small to see. Whoever did the conversion screwed this up royally -- Ms. Phillips deserves better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2010
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This one of the best purchases I've had thus far for magazine "how-to." Besides the plain spoken advice, the Resources and Links chapter alone makes this a worthwhile purchase. Author gives a lot of practical and visual explanation on how to manage content, which for me, is most important of all.
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on July 16, 2009
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In "Publish Your First Magazine: A Practical Guide For Wannabe Publishers", author Lorraine Phillips draws upon her many years of experience and expertise as the former publisher of the magazine 'SisterPower' to provide other aspiring magazine publishers with a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to magazine publication. "Publish Your First Magazine" intelligibly lays out all of the fundamental basics of publishing a magazine from setting it up, to design and branding, to advertisement rates and selling ads, to layout and content, to setting up a web site for the magazine, to recruiting and working with a printer, to magazine distribution, and more. As a kind of comprehensive workshop in a single 'user friendly' volume, "Publish Your First Magazine" is an absolutely essential instructional reference and guide for everyone and anyone contemplating producing a magazine in today's highly volatile and competitive marketplace.
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on February 14, 2014
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For someone like me with no publishing experience whatsoever and, up until a year ago, never had a thought about publishing my own magazine, this book was a godsend. It provides a thorough review about what you need to know to start a magazine in a simple and easy to read format. The resources are excellent. The greatest testament I can give to Lorraine Phillips is that as a result of reading her books, I'll be launching my own magazine next month ([...]). If you're looking to start a magazine and don't know where to start, look no further and pick up this book.
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on June 6, 2012
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This book is an exceptional read. This book is wonderfully written and is simple enough to understand even if you do not have any previous knowledge in the publication industry. Thanks to this book, I am eager to start my publication. I e-mailed the author regarding an inquiry and she replied back in less than 2 hours. Great book and great service. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in publishing their first magazine.
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on July 19, 2013
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The author provides a succinct, but comprehensive review of all you need to do to start a magazine. She covers everything and explains the options and, if she has a preference, why she prefers one to another. She has numerous charts and graphs to help you figure out how much it will cost, how to track content in the editorial process, etc. The easy to understand read is a must buy reference book for magazine publishing.
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on February 7, 2014
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This short, but jammed-packed book covers just about every aspect to publishing your first magazine. Lorraine Phillips has a way of explaining what she did (good and bad) in a way that is easy to understand. I'm publishing my first magazine in January of 2015 and I have yet to find a resource as plentiful as this book. - CEO, The Mulligan Magazine; for the Christian Golfer
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on September 14, 2013
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This book helped guide me onto the correct path. I'd recommend it to any person wanting to start, or in the beginning stages of their magazine.
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