It’s being called the Netflix of magazines. Maghound is a new service that allows you to pay a monthly fee and get the magazines of your choice. You can change your selections as often as you want. So for instance, you can get 3 magazines a month for $4.95, up to 7 magazines a month for $9.95. Or more!
Let’s see what they have to offer gardeners.
- Garden Design
- Organic Gardening
- Country Gardens
- Magazines with some garden coverage, like Martha Stewart and Better Homes & Gardens
- Fantasy farm magazines (love these!) like Hobby Farm and MaryJane’s Farm
- Regional lifestyle mags with some garden coverage, like Sunset and Southern Living
But where, I ask, is Fine Gardening? Where are the Meredith garden publications? Canadian Gardening? What about getting us some British garden magazines? And what about the smaller, regional publications like Pacific Horticulture, People, Places, and Plants, Master Gardener, or Washington Gardener?
Because my husband founded a small magazine, I know firsthand how hard distribution is. It’s possible that getting your magazine distributed through Maghound is too complicated or expensive for small magazine publishers. on the other hand, it’s also possible that this is the perfect way for small magazines to get out there. If it’s organized well, you should in theory only have to ship the number of magazines that people have requested next month. But nothing’s ever that easy, eh?
Thoughts? Comments?Posted by Garden Rant on October 2, 2008 at 9:04 am, in the category Taking Your Gardening Dollar.