Free Shipping In the UK
The Magazine Publishing Industry By Charles P. Daly

The Magazine Publishing Industry
by Charles P. Daly

In Stock
Divided into three sections, this book presents an overview of the nature, scope, and roles of the magazine industry. The coverage includes the structure of a company, launching a magazine, the role of publishers, and editorial principles. It also offers insights into the state of the magazine business domestically and internationally.
Only 4 left

The Magazine Publishing Industry Summary

The Magazine Publishing Industry: (Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Mass Communication) by Charles P. Daly

This book provides students interested in magazines with a primer through which they can gain a better understanding of the industry. By learning about the magazine industry in the context of our culture and the current marketplace, students gain insight into the industry's current position and its prospects for the future. A theme throughout the book is the interdependence of functions at a magazine. Advertising, circulation principles, and editorial techniques are explored in detail along with the current state of the industry and the inner workings of magazines.

The Magazine Publishing Industry is divided into three major sections. The first part presents an overview of the nature, scope, and roles of the magazine industry. Coverage includes the structure of a company, launching a magazine, the role of publishers, and editorial principles. Insights also are offered into the state of the magazine business domestically and internationally. The second part looks at the distinctive functions of magazine circulation as well as the challenges, goals, and objectives of the advertising department. A comprehensive overview of the production process is included as well. Finally, the book concludes with discussion of the future of magazines and includes a glossary with key terms.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the UK
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Table of Contents


1. Overview of Magazine Publishing.

A Fine Romance.

Toward a Definition.

Major Niches.

Counting Magazines.

A Basic Tenant: The Three-Legged Stool.

America's Magazine History: Where Today's Trends Took Root.

The People Behind the Ideas.

2. The Business of Magazine Publishing.

Typical Structure of a Magazine Company.


CPM: A Basic Measurement.

Launching a Magazine.

International Publishing.

3. Publishers and Their Magazines.


The Role of the Publisher.

Department Management.

Editorial Advertising Circulation Production and Manufacturing * Financial Management * Administration.

Case Studies: Video Rental Retailer and Medical Business.

4. Editorial Principles.

The Editorial Mission: The Backbone of a Magazine.

Role of the Editor.

The Importance of "The Mix" and Planning.

Editorial Department.

Editorial Expenses.

Salaries *Text Research and Other Editorial Costs Reader Surveys Art and Photography Editorial Inventory.

Editorial Revenue.

Editorial Pressures.

Editorial Redesigns.

Editorial Promotion and Publicity.

Intellectual Property.

Copyright Rights and Permissions Libel Privacy Law.

Case Study: Northwest Monthly.

5. Circulation Principles.

Paid vs. Controlled Circulation.

Circulation Verification.

The Role of the Circulation Director.

Circulation Department Organization.

Creating a Paid Subscriber Base.

Testing Who are the Potential Subscribers? List Development Price The Promotional Package When to Mail Conversions and Renewals Telemarketing Other Subscription Sources.

Creating a Controlled Circulation Subscriber Base.


Single-Copy Sales.

The Cover as a Newsstand Variable.

Managing the Rate Base.

Arrears Subscription Agencies.

Circulation Fulfillment and File Maintenance.

Print Order Projections.

Postal Regulations.

Case Study: Ski Country Publishing Company.

6. Advertising Sales.

The Joy of Sales.

Advertising Department Organization.

Advertising Sales Director.

Revenue Estimates.

Development of Short Term Sales Strategy.

Account-by-Account Strategy.

Management Oversight of the Personal Sales Operation.

Hiring and Firing Sales Training Sales Compensation

Client Relationships

Independent Sales Representatives Classified Advertising.

Marketing Affinity Programs.

Promotional Goals.

Audience * Circulation Readership Editorial Market.

Promotion Media.

Media Kits Advertising Direct Mail Trade and Professional Meetings Marketing Services Electronic Services.

Planning and Coordinating Special Events.

Public Relations.

Marketing and Media Research.

Purpose * Types of Research Use of Research.

Role of the Account Representative.

Case Study: American News Review

7. History of Magazine Production Techniques.

The Making of Magazines.

From Art Form to Science.

The Birth of Modern Offset Lithography.

Offset Lithography Dethrones Letterpress.

Photocomposition Dethrones Hot-Metal Typesetting.

Steady Advances in Production Capability.

A Portrait of Magazine Gravure.

Magazine Production Evolves As a Digitally-Driven Technology.

Digital Technology Transforms the Traditional Magazine Production Chain.

The Digital Desktop Prepress Revolution: Craftsmanship Confronts the Computer.

Craftsmanship Confronts the Computer * Changing Economics, Changed Relationships.

Equipping for Desktop Prepress.

Production Economics/New Press Techniques: Magazine Printing as a Manufacturing Process.

The Publication Production Manager's Role in Cost Control.

Quality Control/Quality Management.

Trade Customs.

8. How Magazines Are Made.

Today: The Magazine Production Workflow.

The Raw Material: Editorial Copy.

The Raw Material: Artwork.

The Raw Material: Advertising Copy.

Issue Design and Makeup.

Preparation and Delivery of Input Material.

Final Prepress.

Proofing and OK to Print.

The Production Press Run.

Binding, Finishing, and Distribution.

9. The Magazine of the Future-Including Your Future in Magazines.

The Future: The Birth of the Electronic Page.

CD-ROM and On-Line: For Now, the Future.

CD-ROM: Publishing on Silver Platters.

Publishing in Cyberspace: The On-Line Magazine.

An Expanding Universe of Titles.

Choosing the Publishing Pathway: Commercial On-Line Services vs. the Internet.

Building Circulation in Cyberspace: Uncertain Rewards.

"Hits" and "Misses" for On-Line Advertising.

The Medium in the Mailbox: Postal Issues and their Effects Upon Magazine Distribution.

"Smearing Ink on Dead Trees": Why Magazine Publishers Are Environmentally Challenged and How They Got That Way.

Career Paths: Having and Getting What It Takes to Be Employed in Magazines.

Glossary of Magazine Publishing Terms.



Additional information

The Magazine Publishing Industry: (Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Mass Communication) by Charles P. Daly
Charles P. Daly
Used - Very Good
Pearson Education (US)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.