dinopello wrote:MattSavinar wrote:Hate to burst any bubbles.
Savinar, the uber-doomer - all is lost - there is no hope -world is going to end in chaos and despair - "hates to burst any bubbles"
The circulation might be low. But with a quarterly distribution maybe not. Kind of a summary of the quarter's news plus some other stuff. PDF doesn't work for me. I read PDF magazines but its hard to get others to. If it's sitting next to the toilet, people will read it.
If it was free or cost less than $5 for a quarterly issue, you might get 200 people per issue if you're incredibly lucky.
Problem is there is so much awesome PO content on the net that is free you're going to have a hard time getting people to pay for anything.
I've sold individual pdfs before. In my estimation, even if I pumped out an awesome issue loaded with truly unique and compelling content each and every month, I think I might get 100 subscribers at $30 or so a year.
I think you may be looking at PO.com site's traffic, which I'm guessing has greatly increased lately, and thinking maybe there is a market for this stuff. I've sensed most of the big PO site owners seem to think that increased traffic to their sites equates a bigger market (for lack of a better word) for this stuff or that the public is waking up. I beg to differ. The general public is as ignorant as ever.
As far as the people who are checking the sites, the folks who do check the 5 or so big PO sites are so accustomed to free content that a paid content model is unlikely to work very well.
Maybe if everybody chipped in to produce 1 magazine you might be able to pull something off. But each site owner (myself included) has their own agenda and getting everybody to cooperate would make herding cats look easy by comparison.