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Old 11-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Bike Builder Magazine

So this is basically a thought coming into words...

I currently do the graphic and layout designs for a magazine my family started and I now run. It is a state-wide magazine that covers the state of NC as well as the edges of the boarding states (VA, TN, SC) about horses(trail riding to be exact).

Well bikes are definitely my passion, so I've been thinking about the possibility of a bike builder magazine. Here are my thoughts...

We all love watching other people's builds. Anywhere from crazy bike morphs to awesome performance mods. So why not have a magazine that includes a few awesome bike builds together each month for everyone to enjoy in the palm of their hand? Let YOU GUYS write some articles about your know-how. And have some exclusive deals from our wonderful vendors.

I'm thinking I would mainly dedicate it to bike builds, but also have sections to keep everyone updated on specific race tech, standings, the "important" news updates, etc. All solely on sportbikes. The biggest thing, I would LOVE for it to make it nation-wide.

If I can get enough positive feedback on this, I'll spend my next year to see if I can get this thing started.

It would probably be a 12 month subscription, getting 12 issues, for $40-$50? (These are just quick-thought numbers. It solely depends on advertisers and support)

It does cost a lot, and it's a risk, so feedback is KEY.

Again, I'm just throwing my thoughts out there. What do you guys think?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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That sounds unique in the aspect that bike builder mags are usually limited to the crazy custom chopper scene, and you're saying yours would not be (I'm hoping). I would love to see a magazine based solely on sport bike builds. If that got off the ground, I'd be jealous (I live in southern california).
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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That sounds unique in the aspect that bike builder mags are usually limited to the crazy custom chopper scene, and you're saying yours would not be (I'm hoping). I would love to see a magazine based solely on sport bike builds. If that got off the ground, I'd be jealous (I live in southern california).
I updated the original post with some info. You covered two things I forgot to mention. I would love for it to make it nationwide(that involves some GOOD advertisers) and it would definitely be based solely on sportbikes.

Seems like the only magazines out there are like you said, crazy chopper builds costing $50k and fully professional. I think it would do some good to have a more logical approach to bike builds and include some of US (the general public).
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I'd definitely subscribe to a magazine like that.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Dude, that'd be so awesome, I'd probably sh*t my pants while doing a backflip out a high rise building after setting my hair on fire and shooting a mixture of pandas blood and cocaine and snorting whipped cream.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #6
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im game that sounds awesome
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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Dude, that'd be so awesome, I'd probably sh*t my pants while doing a backflip out a high rise building after setting my hair on fire and shooting a mixture of pandas blood and cocaine and snorting whipped cream.
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I updated the original post with some info. You covered two things I forgot to mention. I would love for it to make it nationwide(that involves some GOOD advertisers) and it would definitely be based solely on sportbikes.

Seems like the only magazines out there are like you said, crazy chopper builds costing $50k and fully professional. I think it would do some good to have a more logical approach to bike builds and include some of US (the general public).
Plenty BOTM builds to fill at least one slot each month on this site.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:22 PM   #9
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If I can get enough positive feedback on this, I'll spend my next year to see if I can get this thing started.

It would probably be a 12 month subscription, getting 12 issues, for $40-$50? (These are just quick-thought numbers. It solely depends on advertisers and support)

It does cost a lot, and it's a risk, so feedback is KEY.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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Maybe do some sort of promotion for the first 3 months or so just to check it out If its good, people will buy
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #11
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Maybe do some sort of promotion for the first 3 months or so just to check it out If its good, people will buy
What we did with our current published magazine was just that. A 3 month introductory period where we gave out 15,000 copies. This is probably what would be done with this one to get the word, and the magazine itself out in the hands of potential subscribers.
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DO it !!! 40-50 is fine with me
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #13
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p.s. How do I make this into a poll thread?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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let me know if i can help i wana see this take off
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let me know if i can help i wana see this take off
I appreciate that a lot. I could probably use some help from the west side of the nation when I start to put this together. I wont forget ya.
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Ill have my kiddos go door to door and force the neighbors to buy to get this going
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