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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Local Community Magazine round-up

Local community magazines round up.

Regular readers will know I seem to share a bit of an affinity with local community magazine publishers in particular, from helping them with web designs to upkeeping their blogs, providing seo services and yes - even delivering a few hundred copies - well it keeps you fit doesn't it?

All Things Local - http://www.allthingslocal.co.uk
They've just published their June / July 09 editions including a new Ripley Edition which will deliver to 9000 homes in Ripley, Marehay, Waingroves and Codnor.

This is in addition to the 9000 copies distributed around Kilburn and the surrounding villages as well as the more recently introduced Belper Edition which is delivered to 9000 Belper homes specifically.

In addition to all previous issues being available to read online, you'll also find all the regular editiorial columns, guest writers, recipes and derbyshire hill walks online to read as well.

If you're new to the area, or used to live in the area and like to keep up with what's happening where you used to live, then the online editions are a great source of information, available 24/7. For locals, there's emergency numbers, community diaries and local clubs and meetings highlighted in each issue.

Click here - http://www.allthingslocal.co.uk to take a look now.

Local Magazines Ltd
Covering the Sandiacre, Stapleford, Ilkeston and Long Eaton areas of Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire, these 3 very popular local magazines - The Eaton Extra, The Ilkeston Directory and the Stapleford & Sandiacre Connections magazines feature adverts and editorial features on local businesses.

The website provides a useful portal of contact information for would be advertisers and editorial submissions, and features profiles on the 3 different publications and the areas they cover.

Click here to visit http://www.localmagazinesltd.co.uk now.

Living In Magazines.
Living in Richmond and Kew is a monthly community magazine aimed at the residents of these popular London boroughs, encouraging them to use businesses on their doorstep, rather than having to travel further afield.

Each edition features a recipe and a local restaurant review. Editorial features on other local businesses are also featured on a regular basis and for the Richmond and Kew communities, provides a wealth of local information. It currently has a circulation of 7,000 copies drawing an estimated readership of 18,000.

Their new website design provided by the designers of Fabulous Photo Gifts, now allows readers to read new editions online. Back issues are also being added and if you want to know what the local weather is going to be like before venturing outside, then there's even a handy daily weather forecast on the home page.

Click here to visit http://livinginmagazines.co.uk - the community magazine for RIchmond and Kew boroughs of London.

And if the above inspire you run your own community magazine, then check out two other sites we've designed and provided seo services for:

Mags2Riches - a complete start your own community magazine package from someone who's been there and continues to do it herself.

The website also answers questions like 'Is a franchise better?' and offers practical advice on making a real success of your new venture. If you'd like to be your own boss and dream of hours that work around your family then take a look.

Mags2Riches new website was part of a planned expansion into Europe, the french version of this community magazine opportunity can be found at http://www.kipubli.fr

Finally, http://www.findlocalmagazines.co.uk is a portal site where community magazine owners can lost their publications and appeal to national advertisers in one place.

As national advertisers grasp the benefit of reaching smaller, more targeted local communities, comes the problem of how do the national advertisers find the local community publications relevant to them? Whilst at the same time how do local magazine owners get in front of the national advertisers?

Find Local Magazines is addressing this problem head on by bringing the two together. The portal also proves valuable to homeowners who move area and may be looking for local information, but may not be aware of local publications. Especially if they've moved from an area that had a high profile community magazine.

Wherever you are, we at Fabulous Photo Gifts hope you make the most of your community publications, and if you see our adverts in any of them, please let us know how you heard of us.

*Fabulous Photo Gifts does not endorse any of the services or products mentioned in this review. Readers of this article use the above sites and services at their own discretion.

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