I''m currentyl subscribed to sport rider and motorcyclist. They charge about $8-$15 a year,depending on the deals.
I'm not sure if people will be willing to shed $40+ for a yearly subscription.
Well, look at it this way...
1. Those magazines have a settled foundation and they are to a point to be able to only charge $8-$15 a year.
2. That $40 a year subscription is what I would have to start out at since it is a new magazine.
3. $40 a year is just under .11 a day and less than a dollar a week. So if you drink soda, hold off on ONE soda each week and you can get this magazine.
Only 2000 subscribers is considered successful? I don't know crap about that industry, but getting 2000 subscribers sounds entirely doable to me.
Believe it or not, yes. Granted, I will need 1 page of advertisers per page of printed information, but most magazines these days are too full of nonsense ads (almost twice as many ads as printed info). I can't throw figures out there, but take my word for that.
I subscribe to Sport Rider, SSB, Motorcyclist and a few others from the UK that cost as much as a car payment to receive monthly.
Im always bitching about the air brushed crap in SSB. The few issues I have really enjoyed featured bikes from this forum.
Personally I would pay $50 all day long for a magazine as you describe. However as said above. Limited target audience.
If you was serious about it and could find some reliable figures pointing to a large enuff reader base to make a profit.... well then I would be interested in investing a large portion into the project. That is if you began looking for an investor
One figure I can give you is this... The general number to start a magazine is $100,000. We were our own investors when we started our current magazine, but depending on the figures I can put together for this one being nationwide, even worldwide, you might be of help sir.