Break the Ad Sales Ice with These Niche Publishing Friday Fun Facts


Take a walk down Memory Lane – here’s our own Grand Poobah’s premier issue cover for Artificial Intelligence Expert.

I know you are already amping up for the fall selling season while all the advertisers are noodling their 2014 budgets. But you can take just a few minutes on a Friday to learn some fun facts to weave into charming ice-breakers for all those tired, stressed-out advertising prospects you are going to contact next week about 2014 ad programs…

It’s Bart Simpson’s fault.

You might be able to partially blame rising postal rates on the one and only Bart Simpson. Who is making the decisions at USPS? Bart Simpson stamp debacle.

Are you a design snob? Have you seen this blog about the latest in (niche) magazine design…outside the U.S.? Mag Culture Blog

Let’s see what the youngsters have to say.

Niche  magazine publishers already know it takes more than time, money, sweat and tears than any of us ever imagined. If someone asks you why you don’t just publish your magazine on an iPad, here’s some info for your answer:  Lessons learned from 3 Indie Ipad niche publishers.

This has absolutely NOTHING to do with niche magazines—- it’s just silly: Dance, Pony, Dance

Ah, Ah, First Issue! … Gesundheit.

Ok, it’s about bigger magazines and Mental Floss added themselves at the bottom, but here is a nostalgic look at the first issues of some very popular magazines. Magazine Memory Lane

P.S. We should create our own Niche Magazine First Cover List! Email us your first-ever magazine issue cover with the date. Better yet, email us your first one and a current one as it’s always fun to see the progress. If we get enough submissions, we’ll show off the then and now covers in our own niche memory lane!


Diana Landau, Niche Content WranglerAbout this blogger: Diana Landau is Content Wrangler of Niche Media. A former corporate marketing hack, she has now found nirvana in writing and wrangling quality content. Diana is a food, wine, art and SF Giants enthusiast who sometimes gets carried away.



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