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and Running a Successful Newsletter or Magazine, 4th Edition
by Cheryl Woodard
The co-founder of PC Magazine, PC World and Macworld offers step-by-step
instructions for selling ads and subscriptions, hiring people,
writing a business plan and raising money. It is the most popular,
used book about how to start a magazine.New, completely revised
published October 2004, $29.99 from Amazon.
to Start and Produce a Magazine or Newsletter
by Gordon Woolf
completely revised and expanded edition of Wolf's book covers editing,
design, printing and distribution in better detail than any
other book we've reviewed. Its a useful read for publishers of evey
stripe, from a club newsletter to a corporate communications magazine
to a newsstand consumer magazine.
to Start a Magazine
by James B. Kobak
Written by a seasoned magazine publishing executive and consultant,
this book gives a wonderful insider's view of the magazine business
at the highest levels.It is not a step-by-step how-to book, like some
of the others we're recommending, but this one gives an excellent industry
Magazine From Cover to Cover: Inside a Dynamic Industry by Sammye
Johnson, Patricia Prijateld
This book examines the planning and organizing
of a magazine and its staff and explains editorial,
design, production, legal, and ethical issues, as well as industry
trends. It shows how magazines reflect and influence the world around
Opportunities in Magazine Publishing: The Ultimate Guide to Succeeding
in the Business
by Ralph Monti
Ralph Monti is a management consultant for magazines, custom publishing,
and communications businesses, and his book examines the intricacies
of the magazine publishing industry. This guide will aid those who
are looking for a first job, changing careers, or trying to break into
the magazine business.
Magazine Publishing Industry
by Charles P. Daly, Patrick Henry,
and Ellen Ryder.
This somewhat scholarly book offers a history of
the magazine industry as well as an introduction to its
Publish Your Own Magazine, Guidebook, or Weekly Newspaper: How to
Start, Manage, and Profit from a Home-Based Publishing Company
A., Ph.D. Williams.
Tom Williams has started, edited, and published
city and regional magazines and a weekly newspaper in North Carolina, and dozens
of other magazines. His book is a dynamic step-by-step guide to creating everything
from tourism books and niche market magazines to specialty tabloids, using
a home computer.
Yet Rated] The
Layers of Magazine Editing
by Michael Robert Evans
Candid and constructive comments from contemporary editors paired with
practical instructions from a seasoned professiona.
Editing: How to Develop and Manage a Successful Publication
by John Morrish. The author was editor of Time Out, and other publications.
He has terrific experience that he shares in this book.
National Writers Union Freelance Writers Guide
by James Waller
The book discusses how to negotiate fees and rights with freelance
writers. Every editor should own this book.
The Editor in Chief: A Management Guide for Magazine Editors
Rain Patterson, Coleman E. P. Patterson
Few books cover editing as well as this one. It sets out the whole
task of editing a magazine so that any beginning publisher or editor
can do the job right. Although there are no Amazon reviews of it,
we highly recommend this book!
Editing by Design: For Designers, Art Director and Editors
by Jan White. This classic book is a favorite among magazine professionals who
know that the right look is key to magazine success.
Magazine Design That Works: Secrets for Successful Magazine Design
Stacey King. The author focuses on 20 different magazines to profile
what makes them work graphically, and how their look was conceived,
designed, and executed.
magCulture: New Magazine Design
by Jeremy Leslie.This great new book
explores the very latest trends and creative design styles in contemporary
magazines from around
the world. Use it to help perk up an aging magazine or design
a hip new one.
Design Workbook: A Real-World Guie to Desigining Magazines, Newspapers
by Tim Samara
Covers the whoe subject with examples and very practical
Newsletter Design: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Publications
by Edward Hamilton
Practical advice from a professional designer of very successful newsletters.
Trade Magazines and Newsletters
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Magazine is a monthly magazine for publishers, and a good resource.
Folio publishes an annual Sourcebook issue that lists printers,
distributors, and other key service companies--a great resource--and
conferences for publishers.
Marketing is an excellent newsletter with practical tips
about selling subscriptions and updates about how other publishers
are successfully growing their paid subscriptions.
Newsletter on Newsletters is for newsletter publishers and covers
tips about editing, production, circulation, and management.