Publish Your Own Magazine, Guidebook, or Weekly Newspaper
How to Start, Manage, and Profit from Your Own Homebased Publishing Company
Tom Williams, Ph.D.
In this book, Williams provides a dynamic step-by-step guide to creating everything from tourism books and niche market magazines to specialty tabloids, using your home computer.
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Have you ever wanted to publish a magazine, guide book, or weekly newspaper and make substantial profits while working from your home? Tom Williams has done just that in his own profitable publishing career, and he can tell you how to run a highly successful home-based publishing company.
In Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper, Williams provides a dynamic step-by-step guide to creating everything from tourism books and niche market magazines to specialty tabloids, using your home computer. He shows how you can be a successful boutique publisher if you have the drive. Having built his own publishing business from scratch, he spares us the learning curve by sharing the soup to nuts of what he has learned in this practical how-to guide.
Williams starts with a basic premise: start a publication on something you know, or about the area where you live. The publications that have made him successful are local papers, specialty magazines, and guides. Williams shows how to use local resources and networks to build your business.
Once you get your subject and venue down, Williams details what software tools are necessary to create the publication, how to arrange your office for productivity, how to get advertisers, how to market your product, whom to hire and how much to pay them, and all the other information that you will need to be profitable in this business.
In the sea of publishing books on the market, here's one that tells you everything you need to know in one place. Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper is absolutely the best resource on the market today for realizing publishing profits.
This revised version includes updated technological information on software products available to desktop publishers. The book has also been made current to accommodate the fluctuations in the market and the changing business environment. Williams includes information on publishing a wide variety of periodicals and books, including specialty books, tourism guides, quality-of-life magazines, newcomer guides, real estate guides, apartment guides, weekly newspapers, free-circulation shoppers, association directories, city magazines, regional magazines, niche market magazines, and specialty tabloids.
Praise for Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper
We have succeeded in several of the projects that you describe in Publish Your Own Magazine, Guidebook, or Weekly Newspaper. We have a book publishing company and now we are starting up a free circulation shopper in coastal Maine. Thanks for your help!
—Lance Lobo, Publisher, Laureate Press
Truly one of the best books in the small press field.
—Nigel Maxey, Publisher
Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper was the catalyst to get me going with my newspaper. I've read scads of how-to books. Yours is rock-solid and down-to-earth. It was clear that you had done what you were teaching.
—Peter F. Brown, Publisher
Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper is a gold mine of unique publishing ideas, with step-by-step plans for implementing them. Use it as your introduction, inspiration and road map to becoming a successful publisher.
—Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual
A remarkably thorough guide to publishing with tips and information that will be invaluable in all publishing enterprises.
—Judith Appelbaum, author of How to Get Happily Published
A great idea stimulator...Covers the publishing of magazines, travel guides, real estate guides, weekly newpapers and directories, as well as books.
—John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
I looked for a book like this for a long time, without success. Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper is complete, thorough. It's clear that Williams has done it all. I'm going to start with a 'quality of life' magazine.
—Herbert Landscomb, Long Beach, CA
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