Sunday, March 29, 2009

Do-It-Yourself Magazines, Cheaply Slick

The New York Times
Published: March 29, 2009

PALO ALTO, Calif. — For anyone who has dreamed of creating his own glossy color magazine dedicated to a hobby like photography or travel, the high cost and hassle of printing has loomed as a big barrier. Traditional printing companies charge thousands of dollars upfront to fire up a press and produce a few hundred copies of a bound magazine.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:31 AM

    That's interesting. Have you seen a physical copy of one of these magazines? What is the quality like? Have you tried designing a few pages yourself at MagCloud?

    I'm curious; with the environment now a major concern, why these independant magazine designers aren't trying to sell their magazines as online services? No paper. No ink. No production costs. No shipping costs. Nada