Getting Organized Magazine and the Future of Publishing
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The explosion in blogging and the Internet in general is really taking a toll on the publishing industry. Many magazines and newspapers that have been in print for many years are moving towards becoming available only online, or closing their doors altogether. I find this really sad, because even though the Internet is a valuable resource, it doesn’t satisfy the senses the same way as curling up with a glossy magazine.
Though the internet is a serious threat, its ephemeral nature is no match for the tangibility of print.
Lisa Maclean, Are magazines really dying?, The Guardian
Since I became involved with the organizing industry over 10 years ago, I’ve seen the launch of three magazines devoted to the topic of organization.
Balance: the magazine about getting and staying organized first appeared in the fall of 2002. As a new organizer, I was very excited to subscribe and looked forward to receiving it in the mail every two months. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was disappointed when it was discontinued after only a few issues.
Organize Magazine came out in June 2007 but, unfortunately, it too only lasted about a year.
It was starting to look as though producing a magazine about organizing just wasn’t a viable enterprise, so I was surprised to learn about the launch of Getting Organized Magazine in January 2012.
Although I was excited to see a great new resource for organizing tips and techniques, based on the early demise of the other two organizing magazines, I wondered how well it would do.
Now, after four years, the magazine has been discontinued, but fortunately, the publishers had the foresight to offer digital subscriptions as well. As a consequence, you can still order digital copies of all of the back issues as well as inexpensive new ebooks.
If you’re not familiar with this valuable publication, I encourage you to check out their website. While you’re there, you can also learn how to get free exposure for your organizing business by contributing content and/or applying to be included in their List of Organizing Experts!
Do you still subscribe to or purchase print magazines? How long do you think they’ll still be around?
This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated. Photo courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.