In 2006 I started a subscriber-based twice-monthly online magazine exclusively for people in the Australian children’s book industry.
Buzz Words doesn’t rely on contributors so it’s not full of self-promotion. The aim of the magazine is to keep readers abreast of what’s currently happening in the children’s book industry and to give them as many opportunities to get informed and published. It is concerned with what is happening currently in the industry: the magazine is comprehensive and structured.
Every issue contains the following: local and international news, a publisher profile, short profiles of people in the industry, an interview, opportunities, markets, competitions and awards, recommended books and websites/blogs, festivals and conferences, workshops, article/s, subscribers’ achievements, letters to the editor (have your say), and of course book reviews. There are lots of links provided to all of the above.
Sometimes writers are commissioned (and paid) for their contributions.
Preference for interviews, articles, profiles, etc is given to subscribers. Subscribers are also given the opportunity to advertise for free, if they have a product and/or service. The magazine is as subscriber-friendly as possible. Cost is $48 per year (23 issues).
You will be able to check out what it’s all about if you would like me to send you a free issue on 15 October. Meanwhile I am working on building up the subscriber list.
If you want to subscribe, go to the blog http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com and check out the LHS of the home page for details of how to proceed.
Any time after 15 October I can also send you a free issue. Just request one through the blog site above.
Dianne (Di) Bates