To quote the history of publishing at the Encyclopaedia Britannica the first magazines were published in the 17th century, but lets’ not go back that far. The early periodicals were designed for the few who could afford them but the 19th century was the start of mass circulation.
In the 1830’s the first less expensive magazines were published for a wider audience to promote enlightenment. By the end of the century these magazines were being published for family entertainment and amusement.
With compulsory education and a thirst for knowledge in 1881 George Newnes who liked to snip out any paragraph that appealed to him, began publishing a penny magazine called ‘Tit-Bits From all the Most Interesting Books, Periodicals and Contributors in the World’ eventually shortened to ‘Tit-Bits’ and in 1968 was restyled as Titbits. This formed the beginning of a publishing empire. What about Golf franchises – could this be for you?
The best magazine franchises were in days gone by. Searching for them is not what it used to be. More often than not nowadays they are of the type seen in the local community.
The kind of information published in the local magazine business would be details of events or local news that would be hard to find anywhere else. Of course most of the funding for this style of magazine franchise is from the businesses in the local area advertising their products and services.
This could be anything from the local restaurant or local insurance agent. These opportunities become available when there is a gap in the market targeting local businesses and offering relevant local news to fill a niche spot in the community.
If you enter hot magazine franchise opportunities into a search engine then the most relevant information that is going to turn up is relating to the business of news and stories and opportunities relating to the actual industry itself.
It is really all about bringing in advertising and even the best ones like ‘The Best of….’ struggle to get the online hits it takes to make the advertising worthwhile for the business spending the money.
These are really a marketing franchise using the magazine as the backdrop for creating revenues from the local businesses by publishing a magazine style promotion of the businesses for the locals.
During your research of them, to buy and the business in general be sure to check your local area and post code for any local publications that are already available.
If you find the one that fits what you are looking for then the owner should be able to offer you a list of other franchisees to answer any questions you may have and to see how successful their business is.
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