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Reading Materials for Independent and Cultural Magazines

These one-page articles, or "hotsheets," were prepared by Magazines Canada to help you manage your magazine. Each hotsheet delivers current information on a single topic, written by an expert in the field. They are free to download...simply click the link below to read the piece that interests you.


  1. 7 Things You Can Do To Get a Better Newsstand Display, by Michele Gerard
  2. 10 Tips for Contracting Your Contributors, by Deborah Morrison
  3. Business Tips for Literary Magazines, by D.B. Scott
  4. Creating Great Layouts on a Tight Budget, by Dave Donald
  5. Effective Readership Surveys, by Gwen Dunant
  6. Make Your Renewal Series Sing, by Eithne McCredie
  7. Quick-and-Dirty Workflow for Small Magazines, by Graham Scott
  8. Sales Tips for Small Magazines, by Gwen Dunant
  9. Shoestring Publishing: Managing a Small Publication, by Patty Osborne
  10. Social Media for Magazines, by Kat Tancock
  11. Subscription Sources That Really Work, by Faith Drinnan
  12. Top 12 Ways Your Printer Can Help You Sell Advertising, by Sattie Cheddie
  13. Volunteers 101, by Lisa Whittington-Hill
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