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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Welcome! To Still Moments Magazine

Great guests today!
And don't mis the contests at the end of the blog.

Please tell me a little background). 
Still Moments Magazine was created for the ‘Busy Woman’. Independently developed and published, Still Moments Magazine ran as a print edition from 2003 through 2005 with thriving readership across Canada, US, Europe, and around the globe. Due to the overwhelming requests we received for the magazine to return, Still Moments Magazine received a rebirth in the form of a digital magazine. The new PDF format will follow the path of its successor with an editorial philosophy of positive reading and enjoyment.

Why did you decide to create the magazine?
With today’s schedule of working a day job, driving the children to one event or another, housework, cooking meals (etc.) there’s little time left in a woman’s day to enjoy a quiet moment. When we do get that rare moment, it should be spent doing something to relieve the stress of our day, an escape…a Still Moment.

What attracted you to the romance industry?

Still Moments Magazine focuses on more than just romance. While we do have a feature called ‘Between The Pages’ where we review romance books, we also include articles of women’s interests, recipes, and regular features such as Home, Garden, Beauty, Fashion, Music, and a new feature we added this summer ‘Classifieds’.

Q and A for RB4U blog – Still Moments Magazine

Please tell me a little bit about yourself(ves). Background, etc.
Still Moments Magazine was created for the ‘Busy Woman’. Independently developed and published, Still Moments Magazine ran as a print edition from 2003 through 2005 with thriving readership across Canada, US, Europe, and around the globe. Due to the overwhelming requests we received for the magazine to return, Still Moments Magazine received a rebirth in the form of a digital magazine. The new PDF format will follow the path of its successor with an editorial philosophy of positive reading and enjoyment.

Why did you decide to create the magazine?
With today’s schedule of working a day job, driving the children to one event or another, housework, cooking meals (etc.) there’s little time left in a woman’s day to enjoy a quiet moment. When we do get that rare moment, it should be spent doing something to relieve the stress of our day, an escape…a Still Moment.

What attracted you to the romance industry?
Still Moments Magazine focuses on more than just romance. While we do have a feature called ‘Between The Pages’ where we review romance books, we also include articles of women’s interests, recipes, and regular features such as Home, Garden, Beauty, Fashion, Music, and a new feature we added this summer ‘Classifieds’.

What are the things you look for to feature on your blog?
Our web blog’s main focus is our ‘Between The Pages’ feature where we publish book reviews. Our web blog allows our followers to view current reviews as well of a list of titles reviewed in the past. We also promote the covers of books on Our Reading List. Our book reviews are posted on our web blog, Amazon.com, and published in the magazine. Book reviews also receive shout outs on our social media sites.

What is one of the best things that has happened with the magazine?
Our readership has grown substantially over the last few years. We maintained a good subscriber list during our print run, but going digital has helped spread the word about the magazine, which has vastly increased our subscribers. We also now have the Still Moments Magazine Reader’s Choice Review Awards. We recently announced the winners from our list of 2014 reviews.

How do you see the industry today as opposed to ten years ago?
Print distribution was very costly to run, where the digital-age makes distribution cost-effective and more convenient for our subscribers. They receive the magazine through email and are able to flip through the page at their convenience by computer, tablet, or cell phone.  

Where do you see the magazine going in the next ten years?
We’re currently distributing the magazine four times a year (seasonal: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter). We’ve recently brought back a few of our popular features such as Home and Beauty. We have several new ideas for the magazine, but timing is a factor on rolling out those features. If you’re not already a subscriber, be sure to contact us to stay connected on upcoming news. Did we forget to mention that subscription is free!

What are the things that stand out most in your mind?
We offer writers and businesses a chance to get their product in front of a huge audience. We have discounted advertising rates that won’t break the wallet. We also include opportunities of free promotion with book reviews, interviews, articles, recipes, and classified ads.

If you could ask for one perfect item for your magazine what would it be?
To bring even more to our readers!

If you are looking for ‘free’ ways to promote your product/book, Still Moments Magazine wants to hear from you! What we’re seeking…People to interview, articles of women’s interest, and recipes. (These items include a bio). News for our Classified feature such as events, blog tours, cover reveals, Facebook parties, new releases, book sales, newsletter sign up links, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook page links, or other news. Send us your info and we’ll add it to our classified section. Please note, the classified section is text only, one line of the event, date, your name, and web link. Space is limited.

Where to find Still Moments Magazine:
http://stillmomentsezine.blogspot.com
@MagStillMoments   https://twitter.com/MagStillMoments

We are currently running two contests for free advertising space in the magazine!

Contest #1
Follow Still Moments Magazine on Twitter!
@MagStillMoments  https://twitter.com/MagStillMoments
When we reach 50 followers, we’ll enter our followers’ names in a draw for a free half page ad in the magazine. When we reach 100 followers, we’ll enter our followers’ names in a draw for a free full page ad in the magazine.

Contest #2
Answer this! Email us your answer for the following ‘Music’ question to be entered in a draw for a free half page ad in the magazine. What is your favourite song, and why?
Our web blog’s main focus is our ‘Between The Pages’ feature where we publish book reviews. Our web blog allows our followers to view current reviews as well of a list of titles reviewed in the past. We also promote the covers of books on Our Reading List. Our book reviews are posted on our web blog, Amazon.com, and published in the magazine. Book reviews also receive shout outs on our social media sites.

What is one of the best things that has happened with the magazine?
Our readership has grown substantially over the last few years. We maintained a good subscriber list during our print run, but going digital has helped spread the word about the magazine, which has vastly increased our subscribers. We also now have the Still Moments Magazine Reader’s Choice Review Awards. We recently announced the winners from our list of 2014 reviews.

How do you see the industry today as opposed to ten years ago?
Print distribution was very costly to run, where the digital-age makes distribution cost-effective and more convenient for our subscribers. They receive the magazine through email and are able to flip through the page at their convenience by computer, tablet, or cell phone.  

Where do you see the magazine going in the next ten years?
We’re currently distributing the magazine four times a year (seasonal: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter). We’ve recently brought back a few of our popular features such as Home and Beauty. We have several new ideas for the magazine, but timing is a factor on rolling out those features. If you’re not already a subscriber, be sure to contact us to stay connected on upcoming news. Did we forget to mention that subscription is free!

What are the things that stand out most in your mind?
We offer writers and businesses a chance to get their product in front of a huge audience. We have discounted advertising rates that won’t break the wallet. We also include opportunities of free promotion with book reviews, interviews, articles, recipes, and classified ads.

If you could ask for one perfect item for your magazine what would it be?
To bring even more to our readers!

If you are looking for ‘free’ ways to promote your product/book, Still Moments Magazine wants to hear from you! What we’re seeking…People to interview, articles of women’s interest, and recipes. (These items include a bio). News for our Classified feature such as events, blog tours, cover reveals, Facebook parties, new releases, book sales, newsletter sign up links, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook page links, or other news. Send us your info and we’ll add it to our classified section. Please note, the classified section is text only, one line of the event, date, your name, and web link. Space is limited.

Where to find Still Moments Magazine:
http://stillmomentsezine.blogspot.com
@MagStillMoments   https://twitter.com/MagStillMoments

We are currently running two contests for free advertising space in the magazine!

Contest #1
Follow Still Moments Magazine on Twitter!
@MagStillMoments  https://twitter.com/MagStillMoments
When we reach 50 followers, we’ll enter our followers’ names in a draw for a free half page ad in the magazine. When we reach 100 followers, we’ll enter our followers’ names in a draw for a free full page ad in the magazine.

Contest #2

Answer this! Email us your answer for the following ‘Music’ question to be entered in a draw for a free half page ad in the magazine. What is your favourite song, and why?

2 comments:

Melissa Keir said...

I've read the Small Moments magazine and enjoy it. Thank you for sharing some background on the magazine and yourselves!

Cara Marsi said...

Still Moments is a wonderful name. The magazine sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

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