QUOTE (Brett Middaugh @ Sep 8 2011, 01:06 PM)
Since Mike enlightened me on plus (not anything bad just facts I never knew about over on Action), I'm even less of a fan than I was as a kid.
Sponsorship in BMX racing today is pretty watered down...I'm seeing Mike's model coming down the pike in the not too distant future.
Mike, why not do a quarterly BMX Now (no exclamation point please, LOL!...oh dang I exclamated...) mag on the magcloud thing.
Well why not barring...time, money, people to get to help, etc, lol...again.
Would be cool to see some editorials in print that can get the blood boiling like the 'ol Oz days....
Ah I remember when....
I like your thinking there, Brett, and as I mentioned on the BMXA thread, I am working on some things vis a vis a print component to my offerings. Lots of "ifs" at this stage, so I have not really been talking about it openly (LOL, well, I guess I am now).
Lots of things have to come together to make it a reality, though I have been working on the planning for about two months. I don't want to be one of those guys who talks up an idea that never happens. But we're family here, so...
MagCloud is a good option for some toe-in-the-water stuff, and I will probably put up some advance content to see how it "feels" in print. The only downside is that the single copy price is really high for MagCloud ($8 for a 40-pager, base cost), so it makes it tough to charge anything beyond production cost for the product. And because the circ numbers are likely going to be very, very low, you could not really sell ads with a straight face (not to mention that the reader would have to effectively PAY for the ads to be printed as part of their purchase).
Stay tuned, though, there may be some things coming down the pike in the coming 45 days.