Magforum.com - all about magazines and magazine publishing

Magforum.com is about the past, present and future of magazines and publishing. The site was founded in 2001 by Tony Quinn (tony [at] magforum.com), who, from 1999, had published similar pages as Head of Watford School of Publishing at West Herts College. Previously, he had been a group editor at BBC Magazines / Redwood Publishing. He has since returned to journalism on the Financial Times where he is a Chief Production Journalist dealing with print, web and iPad editions of the paper.

Two projects at present are:

Both to be published in 2012.

Magforum has ISSN 1756-364X. It is classified by the academic librarians' websites BUBL as 070.5 (Dewey code for news media, journalism and publishing).

The main source of information is actual copies of magazines, which are often supplied by publishers. Access to most of the pages is from this page or the home page.

There is an accompanying blog at: magforum.wordpress.com/

Information on Magforum.com is structured around the following pages:

Launches, news and events in the world of magazines:

Case studies covering types of magazines and individual titles:

Magazine industry structure and types of publishers:

Other features

Profiles of specific magazine sectors

Advertising on Magforum is accepted in the form of banners (£10-£30 per 1,000 impressions depending on the page), skyscrapers and smaller shapes. Please seend e-mail Tony Quinn (tony [at] magforum.com) for details.

Publishers, students and researchers will find lots of useful stuff on the FAQ page.

The Magforum website has been designed and built by Max Quinn.

The typeface used for copy text is Baskerville, originally designed in the eighteenth century by Birmingham printer John Baskerville.