Canadian Airsoft Magazine
I've been asked by Jackal not to post in his thread re: the magazine, hence this second threat related to a national airsoft magazine. Sorry for any duplication or confusion this may cause.
Just a quick bit of intel. I have been toying with a magazine concept for some time and have been looking for the right mix of content to allow enough flexibility in the advertiser base to sustain the publication for more than 2 years.
Advertising rates are determined by distribution (mainly). The cost of the individual magazine is determined by the cost of printing/production (mainly).
My suspicions are that if "my" magazine got off the ground it would be a meager beginning at say 36 or 40 pages, full colour. I also suspect the price to be approximately $15.00 per issue.
Advertising rates would parallel the publications development and distribution and slowly rise as the size and quantities of the publication rose.
The key to a successful magazine (in my opinion), is the magazine maintains very high standards for both editorial content and advertiser content. Pertinent, well written articles mainly focused on Canadian airsoft, however not neglecting both the U.S. and overseas.
And yes, I very much do agree that there should be some very sexy "airsoft models" strategically placed in the magazine. It's a reality of the demographic.
My partner, who specializes in advertising feels she could sell this publication, so that being said, it is a matter of finding the right mix of content to be able to draw in a substantial and consistent revenue stream from advertisers and the capital to get it off the ground.
I am currently seeking the following from across Canada (no commitments are being made at this time), if you are seriously interested in applying for a job... please provide samples of previously published written work or a quality photographic portfolio:
Editorial contributors for both regular columns and "one-off's"
Anyone interesting in placing advertisements
As I said, this is still in the probing stage.
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