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  • #605316
    mra01385
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    I am looking to start a new frum magazine, and want to know ways on how to get it started. Does anyone have any leads or advice?

    #900139
    WIY
    Member

    Theres already too many. Unless its really speacial it wont go anywhere.

    #900140
    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    You think we need ANOTHER magazine? We have so many already! Ami, Mishpacha, Binah, Yated, Hamodia, Zman. Why do we need another one?

    #900141
    CRuzer
    Participant

    Think of how it’s going to be able to compete with the already existing magazines and newspapers. What better features are you going to offer? Will it be cheaper? How do you plan on getting it off the ground? Is this just some way for you to make money, or do you have a passion for making this frum magazine? Why?

    Oh yeah, try to cater to a wide range of “frum” people. Not just your type of people.

    #900142
    bygirl93
    Member

    The_cool-jew: we need one with correct grammar AND interesting content. Right now the ones that you listed only fall under one or the other , not both.

    #900143
    ZeesKite
    Participant

    No problem. I can write the news, political, and business sections. Humor section you’ll have to find someone else.

    #900144
    Mammele
    Participant

    Newsweek is closing their print edition. Maybe you want to buy it :)?

    #900145
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    I am looking to start a new frum magazine, and want to know ways on how to get it started. Does anyone have any leads or advice?

    Raise Capital and start selling Ads

    #900146
    jakyweb
    Member

    I wish you hatzlacha. The only thing I can suggest is that you stand out from the other magazines. Perhaps if you have a story of a heilige Rebbitzen from our past you could show her picture. Many ladies I know, very frum ones, have told me what a shame it is that when they read fascinating articles about special women they would like to see her picture. It gives chizuk to us and our daughters. I would support such a magazine.

    #900147
    mra01385
    Participant

    Thank you everyone for your posts. I would just like to clarify that I want to start a magazine for frum preschool children, similar to the highlights magazine.

    Another idea I have is to combine a bunch of these magazines and compile it into a series of books where teachers can use them in their classrooms to enhance their teaching.

    #900148
    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    mra01385: Now that’s a good idea!

    #900149
    mra01385
    Participant

    The cool jew: thanks for agreeing with my idea. Now do you have any suggestions on how I can get started? Do you think the magazine would go well if it’s free, but has ads in the back? The magazine would be a pull out from the ads.

    #900150
    uneeq
    Member

    mra01385: If any great ideas come out of this forum, they are out in the open for any one of the big publishers to enjoy. Being that they have more cash, experience and resources than you do (I assume), you may want to keep quiet if your in it to make money.

    #900151
    aurora77
    Participant

    Good luck mra01385, that sounds like a beautiful endeavor! I don’t have the savoir faire to make suggestions on how to accomplish your dream, but I wish you the best in achieving it.

    And, although our dear ZeesKite demurs, I believe that she would be well-equipped to pen humorous content 🙂

    #900152
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Thank you everyone for your posts. I would just like to clarify that I want to start a magazine for frum preschool children, similar to the highlights magazine.

    The current large frum publications all have sections for children, so hatzlacha in competing.

    #900153
    ZeesKite
    Participant

    Maybe you should start a magazine for preschooler who have not yet learned to read. (like me) As far as I know, there is no competition in this field.

    #900154
    mra01385
    Participant

    Zeeskite: That is exactly what I want to a produce. A magazine for the not yet reader, for 3-6 yr olds.

    #900155
    ZeesKite
    Participant

    OK, I must admit, I wrote it in jest. How’s one that can’t yet read, supposed to read?

    #900156
    mra01385
    Participant

    Zeeskite: The magazine is supposed to be read together with an adult. It’s a way to spend quality time with your very young children.

    #900157
    Poster
    Member

    ZeesKite, their mother is supposed to read it to them….

    #900158
    ZeesKite
    Participant

    Poster, mra01385, I knew that. It’s just that I was kidding when I wrote my post.

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