Small Magazine Handbooks
The Small Magazine Handbook Series: tools for effective management. Over 400 pages of expertise! The handbooks collect the best practices in the industry today, and act as field guides to the multi-disciplinary practice of publishing a magazine. There are five titles in the series—on advertising, editorial, circulation, financial management and human resources—all available in print and as digital editions. Order a copy.
Magazines Canada, in consultation with its Cultural Magazines Committee, commissioned the 2012 Benchmarks study for a comprehensive look at the state of cultural magazines in the country. It is based on data contained in 2012 grant applications received by the Canada Council for the Arts. The Benchmarks study examines audience, circulation, editorial, promotion, production costs and overhead and serves as a valuable resource for cultural magazines who are looking to compare themselves and learn from their peers.
Board of Directors
Cultural magazines often operate as part of a non-profit organization. A magazine's board of directors can be a valuable resource, if you develop and work with its members effectively. Publisher and Arts Consultant Judy Wolfe has a set of practical tools on her website. And don't forget Small Magazine Human Resources: A Guide to Working Together by Alicia Pace. Part of the Magazines Canada handbook series, this handbook includes tips on HR and volunteer management, creating, recruiting and hiring your team, training and more. Order a print or digital copy.
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Business and Audience Building Initiatives Study
Our Business and Audience Building Initiatives Study (2012) details an examination by D.B. Scott of Impresa Communications of these three topics:
The topics were developed in consultation with publishers at the MagNet 2011 Cultural Magazine Lunch and with Magazines Canada's Cultural Magazine Committee.
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