Around late September, we decided to officially create a Martial Art’s Magazine. In it we honored about 17 to 20 different East Coast Martial Arts Legends, and it turned out to be extremely successful.
Here’s how that happened:
Step one was getting together everybody’s getting their bios emailed to us directly, I believe it was 17 different bios.
Step Two was creating the cover and all 60 pages of the magazine back cover, structuring that out. Everyone had sent in photos along with their bio, so this made this process easier than having to get stock photos from the Internet and add them to the magazine. Even though we did use some stock photos for certain backgrounds this made it a little more easier. This by far was the most difficult step, as far as the process just because we had to single-handedly design each page of the magazine, so that each page had a different look.
Step Three was finalizing the designs to make sure everything was complete.
Step Four was deciding whether or not we should only upload to Amazon and sell via Amazon or we should upload to a website called blurb. Blurb has options for magazines and is also connected to Amazon but that’s because I think blurb literally just outsources to Amazon. I think they just charge a higher fee and then get the magazines made through Amazon. I’m not too sure, because we ended up just going with Amazon.
Step Five was hiring someone to format the files so that it would be approved on Amazon KDP. I think the next issue I’ll most likely do this part myself, even though this part is a pain (hence why I outsourced). Everything up until this point was pretty much free. Formatting the file, cost around $50 on Fiverr, if anybody needs help formatting their book or a book to Amazon to publish on Amazon thing. You can just go to Fiverr and hire somebody to do it, it’s not that expensive. That’s depending on how many books how many e-books do you want to publish, the prices vary anywhere from five dollars to $10 but yeah that was pretty much my process for Publishing our magazine onto Amazon and it was well worth all the hard work and time spent into it. Because now it is the #1 Bestseller Magazine and also #1 New Release on Amazon. Magazine and also ebook.
Thanks for taking the time out to read this post, my name is Jacob Ingram. If you want to take a look our martial arts magazine or need any help with your book publishing process send a msg I’m on IG, FB, Pinterest. @deadlyartofsurvival or visit deadlyartofsurvival.com