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Old 19-01-2005, 09:25   #1 (permalink)
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My self published magazine only sold 50 copies. Cult status? or lacking in Strategy?

Let us know your thoughts.
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Old 19-01-2005, 09:28   #2 (permalink)
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Hard to say, is it any good or is it a self congratulatory bag of wank?

The obvious answer is lack of strategy, would help if we could get some idea what it was all about.
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Old 19-01-2005, 09:35   #3 (permalink)
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Right now its research. We have a series of questions we want to ask people so we can see what reactions we get.

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Old 19-01-2005, 09:59   #4 (permalink)
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This is the research? or the magazine is about research.

It's too early for this...
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Old 19-01-2005, 10:24   #5 (permalink)
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its research into design magazines in general. www.aovh.com
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Old 19-01-2005, 11:31   #6 (permalink)
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Still don't have a clue what you're on about...
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Old 19-01-2005, 11:51   #7 (permalink)
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Old 19-01-2005, 11:57   #8 (permalink)
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Old 19-01-2005, 12:04   #9 (permalink)
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it all sounds a bit wanky to me, Give a few more details of what you're asking.
Show us the magazine, that way we can tell you if its shit or not.
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Old 19-01-2005, 12:10   #10 (permalink)
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there is no spoon...I mean magazine.
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Old 19-01-2005, 13:21   #11 (permalink)
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There is no magazine. We are researching into design magazines by posing a couple of questions which will enable us to see what the overall view is.

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Old 19-01-2005, 13:24   #12 (permalink)
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Might want to ask a few more in-depth questions, a yes or no answer is really going to help is it ?
What do you look for in a magazine ? Reviews, tutorials, contacts, theory etc etc
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Old 19-01-2005, 13:32   #13 (permalink)
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We're running a few more questions which will narrow down the info we need each week on the aovh site. This current thread is an open question so there won't be a yes or no answer, The question we posted before ..."We have a pile of Design Weeks still in their cellophane, have you?" was a yes/no answer but we got a lot of interesting feedback after it was posted on other design sites.
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Old 19-01-2005, 13:38   #14 (permalink)
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Your question has nothing to do with design magazines so I think your research is lacking strategy.

But if it helps, selling only 50 copies of one issue wouldn't qualify for cult status imo.
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Old 19-01-2005, 14:07   #15 (permalink)
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We'll have more questions related to design mags and design issues on the way once we've got enough replies out of this one.

How many issues would you publish for it to achieve cult status?
Some mags have achieved cult status through publishing a limited number of copies and some just one-offs. Theres even a mag out there which is in standard magazine format but its just a slab of wood?!
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Old 19-01-2005, 14:13   #16 (permalink)
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Old 19-01-2005, 14:19   #17 (permalink)
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:57   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aovh
We'll have more questions related to design mags and design issues on the way once we've got enough replies out of this one.

How many issues would you publish for it to achieve cult status?
Some mags have achieved cult status through publishing a limited number of copies and some just one-offs. Theres even a mag out there which is in standard magazine format but its just a slab of wood?!


I think you are getting the word cult confused with the word cunt.
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:47   #19 (permalink)
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I think this whole idea is very culty.

Oops, I'm doing it now.
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Old 02-02-2005, 16:55   #20 (permalink)
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thanks for the constructive comments there centro!
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