Choosing a name for a magazine is more difficult than choosing the name for a new baby. Baby names are reusable, i.e. they are not subject to copyright or trademark laws(even if you do want to name your baby North West); there are dozens of baby name reference books with suggestions. The name is not the baby: it just becomes a small part of their identity. A magazine’s name, however, has to say everything about it from the get-go. The name can mean the difference between success and failure. The title needs to say everything about your mission and content ...Read More »
Tips & Tricks To Create A Magazine Like A Pro!
This technique gets easier after you have published one or two issues. What I did when I started a glossy lifestyle magazine with no budget was this: I approached B-List celebrities who were looking to raise or keep their profile out there and asked if they would do a fashion shoot for the cover of my magazine. ‘Hell, yes!’ was the usual response. Think about it, these are ordinary people wanting to make it in their area or be seen as having made it. They need cool coverage for their portfolio and to keep their image out there, so the ...Read More »
Do you know how easy it is to create a multi-media 3D flipping page magazine with videos and audio embedded into the pages?! I started publishing online magazines two years ago and I have just created a new mag to use as an experiment to show you how to create a multi-media magazine. This month I’ve been trying out different magazine publishing platforms to see how user friendly they are and what features they offer for my magazine. Some are free others have a once off or monthly charge. The first one up for review is a really easy to ...Read More »
For a couple of years now I have had an idea for a magazine I wanted to create ‘someday’ called Life Is Short Magazine. So when I created my magazine training website www.howtocreateanonlinemagazine.com, I thought a fun way to show you how to create a magazine would be for me to create a completely new project and show you how it develops from month to month. I started Life Is Short Magazine’s creation about two months ago and dipped in and out of it. Then I became obsessed with it. That’s what happens when you create a new baby magazine ...Read More »
There are a tonne of perks to owning your own online magazine including lots of potential freebees! One of the easiest freebees to get are free movie tickets. All you have to do is start including a movie reviews section in your magazine. Design a really nice looking sample movie review page. Email movie distribution companies’ PR people for your region or area and ask to be put onto their media lists. This takes a little investigation work on Google or simply contact your local movie theatres and ask which PR company looks after the press screenings for the different ...Read More »
I’m here to make your life easy so I’ve created a video to illustrate tips and elements of good magazine cover design. However if you wish to strain your eyeballs then just read the article below. Click here for the YouTube Video. In this video I am going to show you the basics of designing a cover for your magazine and introduce you to the terminology used in magazine publishing. It’s essential to have an eye catching cover not just for print publications but online too. The trick with good magazine design is consistency. This is especially important with the ...Read More »
3D Online Magazine Software for Windows PDF to Flash Page Flip Pro is a highly developed flip book program that can create awesome publications and online magazines with vivid flipping pages from a simple PDF. It can help you add almost any media to your magazine including YOUTUBE videos, SWF flash or pictures etc. FOR: Windows 7, Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000, Windows NT/2000/2003/SBS2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP CLICK HERE 3D Online Magazine Software for Mac eFlip Professional for Mac is page flip creator software to convert Adobe PDF files to page-turning digital publications for Mac OS X users. It allows you ...Read More »