Recent Articles

The Ball Bearing Publisher Returns
Michael Brooke is back with an update on the changes he's made in his business.

  1. The Ball Bearing & Beach Ball
  2. Why Do This?
  3. Let's Get Small
  4. Sales and Advertising
  5. More on Sales
  6. Your Magazine's Focus
  7. The needles in the Haystack
  8. Getting Out There
  9. Avoid the Newsstand Bloodbath
  10. The Magic Number
  11. The Ball Bearing Strikes Back
  12. Be the Glue
  13. Where are You Going?
  14. Cost vs Value

Interview with Brad Ring of WineMaker and Brew Your Own Magazines

Of all the independent publishers we've interviewed so far, the publisher of WineMaker and Brew Your Own magazines is probably the person who prepared the most thoroughly for a career as a magazine publisher. Find out about Brad Ring's background, his magazines, and his advice to new publishers in this interview.

Interview with Woody of Sneaker Freaker Magazine

Started as a way to get free shoes, Sneaker Freaker has become a world-wide pheonomenon with a ton of influence in its niche. Find out how a passion for footwear turned into a full time publishing business in our interview with Woody, Sneaker Freaker's founder and editor.

Interview with Gloria Hildebrandt of Escarpment Views

Gloria Hildebrandt, a freelance writer and editor, has contributed to many magazines over her career, but now has a magazine of her own. Along with co-publisher Mike Davis, she has a little over one year of publishing Escarpment Views under her belt. Learn how she's keeping her readers and advertisers happy, even in a tough economic climate.

Interview with Suzanne Soto-Davies of Silver and Gold Magazine

While some print magazines are looking at a bleak future, Suzanne Soto-Davis has her sights set high. Her two year-old magazine's 55+ demographic is growing, they're a boon to advertisers, and they are avid magazine readers.

Interview with Cynthia Moyer of Open Magazine

Cynthia Moyer is a social enterprise publisher of a health and living magazine with one of the most unique twists to magazine publication we've seen. Each issue of Open Magazine is focused around one colour, and all the products, stories and articles are linked to that colour. Find out how colour, a social mission, and a strong desire to serve open minded, intelligent women, are driving explosive growth for one magazine.

Interview with Michael Brooke of Concrete Wave Magazine

Michael Brooke is something of a legend in the skateboarding world. As publisher of Concrete Wave Magazine, he describes himself as a "skater turned publisher," but as our interview reveals, he is as intently passionate about the written word as he is about skateboarding.

Interview with Tom Kirkman of Rodmaker Magazine

More than a decade after publishing his first issue, Tom Kirkman's Rodmaker Magazine has defied the odds and is still going strong.

Publishing Central interviewed Tom about starting his magazine and publishing successfully in tough times.