Are you a struggling writer with no known outlet for getting your content published and therefore out to the greater masses for maximum exposure? Just 10 years ago this would have been a tragedy. The only option that you would have had then is to try to write and get a book published, or find someone to pick you up as contributing writer for their newspaper or magazine.
But nowadays, with technological advancements and the feverish entrepreneurial attitude that everyone has, magazine publishing is one of the simplest, and cheapest, ways to get your writing seen by many people. And your own magazine publishing could very well lead you to having your content read by some very important and influential folks as well.
- Magazine Publishing
- Where To Publish
- What To Publish
Do not be fooled by the terminology here. For the last 10 years, magazines have not strictly been those glossy bundles of paper that you find littering the news racks. The e-zine fad has taken off and flourished with how easy the internet makes everything.
An online magazine can actually reach more people on a monthly basis, cost absolute fractions to produce compared to a physical copy, and has more of a chance to be read in-full. So, just like everything else these days, consider publishing your content online.
There are a few different options for online magazine publishing software. And the best way to determine which one fits your needs is to first figure out what those needs are. Do you need a program that will combine all of your content for you? Do you need a program that allows you to manipulate images?
The main purpose of the publishing software is distribution, as it can keep contact information on-hand, and accurately and efficiently distribute your magazine to all of your subscribers, on schedule, automatically. But as mentioned above, you can find programs that assist you in the actual production of the magazine as well as its distribution.
One of the easiest and more common magazines are those magazines that publish short stories. It is incredibly simple to collect written works, combine them into a magazine format, and distribute them. But you can also do it with art, pictures, comics, or all of the above. You need not feel limited in what you can produce, your imagination is the only thing holding you back. Collect all of your talented friends, no matter what they can do, into one magazine.
The time for printed content is swiftly coming to a close. But that does not mean that magazines need to go along with them. Plenty of people and companies produce e-zines, so do not feel discouraged that it may not be a worthy venture. Take the time to layout a plan, communicate with the right people, and you too may be one of the few out there with e-zines of their very own.