Launching a Magazine – Recipes for Success – 25 January

Join us for an inspiring and illuminating panel discussion about launching a magazine, followed by a Q&A opportunity.

This online panel session will be held on 25 January, 1.00-2.30pm GMT.

About the panel

Our panel is a mixture of makers and also includes people who can share insights into distribution and printing.

We will talk all things magazine making from launch to distribution, printing, editorial, design, marketing, audience engagement and the all important selling strategies!

Our panel includes:

Liz Schaffer – Lodestars Anthology

Australian-raised and London-based Liz Schaffer is the founder and creative director of Lodestars Anthology, an independent magazine-meets-journal. Established in 2014 each issue explores a single country.
Italy, Sweden, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand are among the countries that have been featured.

Peter Houston – The Grub St Journal 

Peter Houston has worked in publishing, print, and digital media for over 35 years. Peter is the publisher of The Grub Street Journal, a quarterly print magazine for people who love magazines.

Chris Ferrari-Wills – The Manson Group

Chris has over 20 years of experience in magazine printing. His expertise ranges from small runs to prominent household names. Chris has helped many fledgling titles through the minefield that is print and helped them to succeed.

Fiona Hamilton – Pics & Ink

Fiona has been running Pics & Ink since 2020, an online indie mag newsstand, with founder David Parker. In late 2021, they launched Free Range Mags, their themed mystery subscriptions service which aims to get great indie mags into the hands of the people most likely to love them. 

Jo Cummings – The Grub St Journal plus freelance editor and writer

Jo is a freelance editor and writer, creating regular content for FIPPMensa and Meet the Leader. She is former editor of both craft newsstand titles and B2B publications, and is the Editorial Director of The Grub Street Journal.

Need to know

Date and Time: 25 January, 1.00-2.30pm GMT


Full price: £20

Patrons: FREE (become an International Magazine Centre Patron for access to discounts on training, free attendance at events, mentoring and more). If you are a Patron and have not already received your access instructions, please get in touch.

Pay it Forward: Many publishers are finding it tough at the moment. If you’re in a position to do so, we invite you to donate the price of a ticket for someone who would otherwise be unable to attend.

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