We are coming up on our one-year anniversary launching the website last November at the International Emmy’s. Our first digital magazine issue came out in February and we’re thrilled to have launched our eighth issue at the beginning of October. Our numbers are growing and we’re getting exclusive stories, international media trips, and readers love the content we are producing. We now need to move to the next level.
Increased pay for our writers and more distribution channels.
We started the publication with a very small investment and we have made some advertising sales. However to increase what we pay our contributors, reach more digital magazine outlets, and expand our reach, we need to raise more funds so we can be self-sustaining. We feature a daily journal post each day on our website as well and our weekly radio show is launching this month.
We do have a very healthy list of potential advertisers who are extremely interested but many require our distribution numbers to be greater and each distribution channel comes with a fee. In addition to Joomag and Issuu’s newsstands we are targeting the following distribution outlets: Amazon, Apple, Google, Nook, Readr, Readly, Magzter and Zinio. We currently reach over 72K+ unique visitors per month and are read in over 100 countries around the world.
Today we launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo:
We would like to request that you take a look and if you can help promote and/or make a contribution, it will be greatly appreciated. There are perks as low as $1 for a helping hand. Every little bit helps. We really need your support to help with promoting the campaign more than anything. Meeting our goal will allow us to double what we’re currently paying and increase our distribution. By increasing our distribution, it will bring in more advertisers and then again, give us the funding to increase what we’re paying our writers again.
To view the most recent issues of our magazine you can find them here:
Our goal is to reach $75K by the middle of December, which will give us the funds to increase what we’re paying our journalists starting in January 2015 and get our magazine into the major distribution channels, where we can be found along with mainstream magazines.
Your consideration and support is appreciated. Luxe Beat Magazine just keeps getting better. We have a wonderful team of writers who we appreciate, PR firms keep asking to be covered, and those who are covered send us thank you letters. We have helping had donations starting at a dollar. But if you cannot give, please just pass this on through social networking. We appreciate everything you can do.
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Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Member: Society of Professional Journalists
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