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Book launch: Business strategies for magazine publishing – How to survive in the Digital Age

Mary Hogarth aka ‘themagazineexpert‘ has launched her second book, Business Strategies for Magazine Publishing, which explores tactics for creating financially sustainable publications in the 21st Century.

Business Strategies for Magazine Publishing is published by Routledge and examines ways to create financially sustainable publications by drawing on lessons from the history of successful magazine brands as well exploring possible futures for the industry.

Featuring interviews with high-profile magazine editors and publishers and in-depth case studies examining key lifestyle, B2B and specialist titles, the book illustrates changes in audience consumption and the wide-ranging impact of technological developments. Changing business and distribution models are also evaluated, alongside new online strategies, with challenges to advertising sales patterns and the growth of brand extensions explained for students and practitioners.

Readers will be introduced to the Magazine Publishing Strategic Quadrant, a model created by the author as an alternative to the Business Canvas Model.  In addition, in-depth interviews with high-profile industry figureheads and magazine editors, such as Jessica Strawser of Writer’s Digest and former Good Housekeeping Editorial Director Lindsay Nicholson, offer an insight into how to produce and monetise online content.

Hogarth reveals that the idea for the book evolved out of need and a gap in the market. “When teaching Magazine Business to undergraduates I found that although there were many texts on editing, layout and even magazine publishing there wasn’t a specific title on business strategies specific to publishing,” she explains, adding that the concept evolved from research-led teaching.

“In some aspects, my teaching and client-based work have also informed my research. The fact the book is based on my own experiences also gives it a unique perspective. As well as being an academic I have more than 20 years’ industry experience and run a consultancy practice which has enabled me to provide real-world examples.”

For further details, visit  and WNIP readers will receive a 20% discount by entering the code FLR40 at the checkout.


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