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    Filed at 12:49 pm under by dcobranchi

    I heartily wish these folks luck. I tried to start a magazine once — the economics of print are brutal:

    While searching for a new home business that would bring the family together full-time, cut out Dad’s hour-each-way commute, and sustain the family – they decided to focus on a project that would compliment their home education. The original plan was to form an organization for other home educators where parents and children could come and participate in challenging classes and workshops as well as educational tours allowing families to explore independently, then come together to have interesting discussions with each other over a group dinner.

    Having previously investigated publishing a magazine, it seemed an interesting idea again, and one that was a natural compliment to the Gadbois’ other plans. They spent over a year developing a vision for the magazine. It was based on a need they had that wasn’t being answered by any publication. There were – and are – several publications for “homeschoolers” on the stands. The publications already in production were either poorly written, poorly produced, stagnant, or religiously focused. They wanted to speak to readers who appreciate well-written in-depth articles with an educational focus (rather than a litany of how-to advice), beautiful photography, and quality resources.

    One thing, though — I certainly hope they’re not including HEM in their list of poor publications.

    (* Home Education on Dead Trees)

    2 Responses to “HEODT*”

    Comment by
    Brian Sassaman
    February 23rd, 2005
    at 1:12 pm

    “Sports Illustrated President John Squires: ‘Print is dead. Get over it.'”

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    I don’t really follow publishing news, but I’d guess John Squires has some insight into the field.

    Comment by
    February 24th, 2005
    at 11:16 am

    As the editor of a Homeschool journal, I would have to say that Squires is probably right. We dropped out of print over a year ago because our ad and subscription revenues wouldn’t cover the cost of black and white printing. I’m still trying to convince our board that we need to zero the subscription to get readership up to where advertisers will spend money on us.