Magazines are publications, usually periodical publications, that are printed or published electronically. (The online versions are called online magazines.) They are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by prepaid subscriptions, or a combination of the three. At its root, the word "magazine" refers to a collection or storage location. In the case of written publication, it is a collection of written articles. (This explains why magazine publications share the word root with gunpowder magazines, artillery magazines, firearms magazines, and (in various languages although not English) retail stores such as department stores).
While launching a magazine may seem primarily a creative endeavor, there are a variety of tried-and-true publishing guidelines that can help you chart a more objective path to success. Testing a variety of go/no-go scenarios can help you avoid starting a publishing business that doesn't attract the revenue and readers you need to succeed.
Have you spent your life dreaming of starting up your own magazine? Maybe you want to create a mag about your favorite activity (skateboarding? Shopping? Following celebrities?) or maybe you want to get information out into the world about an issue you are passionate about. Whatever your reason, this article will help you through the process of creating a magazine and running it successfully.