Fit to Print

Publishing Pointers

Before you start your magazine, take some tips from successful magazine publishers and:

  • Get some magazine or publishing experience under your belt.
  • Find a niche.
  • Research to determine if there's a market for your publication, and learn what their interests are.
  • Get enough funding to keep you going at least through the first two or three issues.
  • Write a detailed business plan.
  • Work with an experienced editor and writers, starting on a freelance basis.
  • Publish bimonthly or quarterly in the beginning to keep costs low.
  • If possible, work from home.
  • Remember, success takes time.

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This article was originally published in the October 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Fit to Print.

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