Your idea is very interesting! I just have a few questions to ask you..lol..some are just facts and some are my opinions.
With technology as it is today, especially here in the United States, more and more people are connecting to the internet everyday. And in 5 to 10 years, almost every household will be online. Either by home pcs, macs, laptops, handhelds, cellphones, and refrigerators, yes refrigerators!
The list will go on and on as technology advances as everyone knows. So my first question is probably the most important one. Who will buy this magazine? Newspaper and Magazine sales have been declining the past few years, some fast and some slow. They might decline even more, as more and more people start getting their news and favorite magazines on-line instead of reading hard-copies of the same articles they have to pay for.
Investors in the magazine? Well as you probably done alot of research already on your great idea, this might be a tough sell. I think alot of people would agree with me, but publishing a magazine would mainly have to depend on "Advertisers" that will run their ads to reach a different market. This is where most of the income would really have to come from to successfully publish a magazine in todays hi-tech world. But even then it might be hard for them to want to advertise in a magazine that people can read on line for free.
Believe me, I am not shooting down your idea,I am just looking at it from every possible angle. Its a great idea, but its going to be hard finding people who would invest in this distrubution.
Have you calculated the startup cost yet? If so, how much will it be? Publishing fees, printing fees, layout fees, etc. aren't that cheap as we would like to imagine.
Have you contacted any printshops or publishers to get a estimate on how much the fees would be? Are we talking a few hundred copies or thousands? Bulk-mail discounts? etc.
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