Links to Resources for Magazines, Newsletters and Online Publishing
magazine publishing from our group of consultants.
Business plan articles: Our
Web site has articles about writing business plans. We also sell a
magazine business plan kit that you can use to quickly develop your
Calendar of publishing events:
upcoming events that are relevant to publishingprofessionals, including
conferences, seminars, tradeshows and trainings
Folio: Superbook: This
database is a useful resource for magazine publishers trying
to find vendors, consultants and services.
Laughing Bear Newsletter:This
is a great site with articles and links for small book publishers,
and an excellent article about starting magazines.
Online Resource Directory for all things related to
starting a new publication. Their unique forum is a great place to ask questions
and receive feedback from industry insiders as well as other publishers.
MediaFinder is a commercial directory
of publications. Use their free search feature to local competitors.
Publishing Central: gathered
from many sources, this site offers a collection of articles about how
to publish a book, starting a magazine, zine publishing, and more. The
site is very thorough and well organized
The Publishing Law Center: This
award-winning site is dedicated to teaching people about laws surrounding
the publishing industry. If you have legal questions, look here
for informative answers. They'll help you to "stay on the right
side of the law."
Free Trade Magazines has
subscription information for free professional and trade magazines.
Business Plan: Directory of sample business plans including
one for a magazine. Read real sample business plans online.
Business Media (ABM): The ABM is an association of business-to-business
publishers. One excellent service is providing educational materials
and references for publishers. Content Sources: Writers, Photos, Illustrations
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies: The
AAN has members all over the United States and offers a host of member
City and Regional Magazines Association
(CRMA) is an independent association of people publishing entertainment,
travel and news magazines focusing on a city or region. They offer
conferences and online support to each other.
Magazines Association: IRMA is an association of city, state
and regional magazine publishers. They hold conferences and offer
other services to their members.
Magazine Publishers of America
(MPA): The MPA is the industry association for consumer
magazines. Established in 1919, the MPA represents more than
200 US-based publishing companies with more then 1,200 titles;
more than 75 international companies; and more than 90 associate
members providing services to the industry. MPA dues are tied
to magazine revenues, and most of their services are geared
toward the larger, established companies who belong. Tiny,
independent publications are better off joining the IPA.
National Association of
Publishers Representatives (NAPR): These are independent
advertising sales firms who sell ads on behalf of their magazine
clients. This site has information about finding and working
with independent sales representatives.
and Electronic Publishers Association (NEPA): The
NPA is an association dedicated to helping newsletter publishers
succeed. They offer excellent conferences, and their site includes
listings of companies that provide custom publishing services.
NPA membership can help first-time publishers quickly learn
the ropes and network with experienced people.
of National Association Publications (SNAP): Promotes the
interests of the voluntary associations and societies that
are members. They offer conferences, seminars and publications
addressing the unique needs of their members. We find their
resources useful for all publshers who want to provide compelling
Publishers Association (WPA): The WPA is an association
of magazine publishers and suppliers to magazines. The organization
offers seminars and other member benefits. Their site will
explain. It also provides a job bank and a member directory.
For the price, which is very fair, I think the WPA is a good
bargain if your business is located in the Western U.S. Give
Authors and Experts:
This service helps publishers connect with writers and quotable
experts on a wide range of topics.
Abbey Content Enterprises: offering
to create and manage content-driven websites and publications on a
retainer and regular basis.
The Editorial Freelancers Association: The
EFA is a wonderful resource for hiring freelance editors
National Writers Union: This group offers workshops and other excellent
services for writers. Publishers can use the organization to connect with good
writers. You can also download a sample article contract from them.
Cartoon Resource is a searchable
database of cartoons that you can reprint in your publication.
Dans Cartoons: Professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich offers his existing
cartoons and custom ones to publishers at this site.
FolioPlanet is a wonderful resource
for buying illustrations and stock images from illustrators. The process
is easy and the selection is enormous.
Foto Search Stock Photography allows users to search from more than fifty
quality stock photography vendors at one site. They can also find clipart pictures,
royalty-free illustrations, royalty-free motion stock video clips, royalty
free vector maps, and background clip art imagery.
Free Stock Photos: a listing
Freelance Writers is a leading
provider of copywriting, website content, magazine writing and email advertising
services. Our team of talented writers brings money-making creativity to
your next project.
No2Pen.com offers copywriting and editing services of all kinds.
Wiggins Illustration: Offers first-class original illustrations
and also stock art from one of the world's finest illustrators.
Quest: a stock photography and images service. Membership
PICS has contemporary
royalty free and rights managed stock images. Multicultural (people,
countries, culture, nature, landscapes). Instant downloads.
Vlad Kolarov Illustrator/Cartoonist/Logo
Ace Inc Marketing provides
design consultation and creative services for magazines, books,
and branding materials for startups and established publishers.
Design: providing professional design and art direction specifically
Blue Mammoth Design:
A graphic design studio that specializes in bookandmagazine covers
Imagination: A designer who does magazines as well as corporate
Designwell also offers
magazine design and some production support.
and Bocu: A design firm dedicated to launching and redesigning
publications.They offer design and art direction services for
trade and consumer magazines, catalogues, and newsletters.
Rebecca Dolan is a designer with magazine experience as well as general marketing
communications design. www.cleanlinedesign.com
Graphic Arts Editors Forum (IGAEF) website has information about design
and production, including directories of products and services.
Tobi Designs is a publications design
firm that helps companies and non-profits build relationships through their
annual reports, custom magazines, books and white papers.
Designer Fran Sherman www.shermanstudios has
experience designing magazines, books, and websites, plus the whole range of
Mitch Shostak leads a team of magazine and publication designers at www.shostakstudios.com.
Select Layouts: offers newsletter
templates in many varieties and styles.
Other Services for Publishers
Booknote provides Internet
book marketing and promotion strategies as well as web design and
ecommerce development for authors and publishers.
Circjobs.com: a new job-staffing
source exclusively for the circulation industry. As an online exchange,
it is devoted to helping publishers fill jobs and circulators find
jobs. It has the most up-to-date ads in the industry right now!
CircServ is the nationís largest distributor of free-circulation
newspapers and magazines with delivery operations in
150 US cities, and access to more than 1 million individual retailers
Copylaw: is a website for authors
and independent publishers covering business and legal issues.
Email Appenders is a service to help publishers manage email lists. For example, they can help you find missing email addresses for your subscribers.
is a free monthly email newsletter for people involved in the
production of newsletters, magazine, books, newspapers and other
formatted materials. It offers news about software and other
Go Publish Yourself.com: provides
resources for writers interested in self-publishing. This new
site says "Our goal is to provide you with the best self-publishing
resources the Internet has to offer."
ListsNOW.com: Gives Direct
Marketers on line access to the same lists used by the major
mailers, without the usual minimums, along with a wealth of other
resources that can make you marketing efforts more productive
and cost effective.
Manager: Offers web-based software for managing circulation,
ad sales, editing, accounts receivable, and production. A complete
system at affordable prices.
Magazine Publisher: This
company offers design, printing, and distribution services.
Their site includes wonderful tools (like a printing cost estimator)
plus thoughtful how-to articles geared to first-time publishers.
MagSampler: One place
to buy single copies of more than 360 publications. And publishers,
you can sell copies through this site, too.
National Association of
Publishers Representatives: These independent sales agencies
handle ad sales for publishers. Their site has information
about working with outside reps, including a sample contract.
NetLingo.com: is an Internet
Dictionary with thousands of terms about the online world of
business, technology and communication
Kremer:Suppose that in addition to your newsletter or magazine,
you want to publish books. Then we highly recommend the information
and services you'll find at Open Horizons. You can order John
Kremer's books and low-cost reports about book marketing as
well as his print and electronic newsletters. He's also available
as a marketing consultant to authors and publishers. The site
features two online discussion lists about marketing books
and public relations.
The Paper Source:
A company specializing in the supply of paper to several markets,
particularly to catalogs and magazines. They are a resource
for the high end users of print and paper. On their Web site,
you can requests quotes online.
Internet based software solutions for publishers.
it in Writing: a full-service newsletter publishing company
offering an array of services: interviewing, editing, writing,
typesetting, photography, graphics, layout/design, printing
Wooden Horse Publications: This
company publishes updated market facts for writers and their
web site is very useful to publishers as well. It has magazine
industry news that you will want to read.
Write Exposure: This
is a full service newsletter publishing and design company that
specializes in company newsletters for finding and retaining
customers. Their services include design, layout, writing and
editing for print, website and email newsletters.
Internet Resources for Magazines
for new revenue and new readers? Tired of permissions headaches?
iCopyright.com's Web-based instant licensing clearinghouse can
help. See their site
Digital Publishing is a British
company that converts printed magazines to flash versions, or creates
a flash version from scratch.
in converting your publication's PDF files into a version that scans
readily on your website, adding links, breaking up pages, and so
forth. Prices are very reasonable and service is great.
InfoSwell.com: A full-service
website development program for publications that promises to
help magazines make more money from their websites.
Software is another US vendor that can convert printed or
PDF documents into digital editions.
Pressmart.net offers a wide range of digital delivery services for publishing clients all over the world.
OpenZine.com is a site that helps publishers create and publishing an online magazine.
Press Publisher offers an easy to use online content management system for publishers.
Craig and Harrold Jaffe offer financial advice. They are specialists
in mergers and acquisitions. Can help you value a publication for
Ad Sales Training and Coaching.
Helen Berman provides customized media sales solutions, as well as
sales training, event speaking, and personalized marketing and management
consulting. Helen also provides personalized mentoring/coaching for
print, Internet, and exhibition and event sales executives.
Next Steps Marketing is
a team offering audience development, circulation modeling, newsstand consulting, and marketing
support for publishers.
Circulation Specialists offer full-service outsourcing of subscription
marketing and fulfillment.
CircFocus offers circulation marketing services to a wide range of publishers, including startups.
Bert Langford offers print and production
consulting and he authored a book called, Working With Magazine Printers.
Krentzman Communications provides editorial consulting support for developing print, online and digital content.
Help. William Dinkerly provides a full range of consulting
services to startup publications and established ones.
Media has excellent circulation consultants.
Media Growth. Kathi Simonson
Sensible Strategies focuses on growth and Web strategies for independent and small magazine publishers.
Smart Publisher: sells
software for managing advertising sales functions.
Special Interest Media offers
strategic planning, launches and overall management advice.
Stark Services handles
subscription sales and fulfillment.