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Hey guys! My name is Chris and I work for Meredith Corporation, the producer of several magazines, including Wood Magazine. We will be producing a magazine called Dream Garages and Shops for publishing in September 2015. I am gathering leads for potential feature possibilities for that magazine. Of course I have seen some incredible garages on here, and many that might be a good fit! I am not sure I am getting the private message function to work right, so to be safe, it might be easiest to reply to this thread or email me directly at my work email, [email protected]. Please let me know if you're interested and I can explain what happens next. Thanks!
 

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Why would I pay for something that I can get for free on the web, let alone that one of the biggest threads on here is the World's Most Beautiful GARAGES & Exotics.

People who post their garages on forums will get more views than a magazine. Plus the mag business is a dying one.
 

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I can't help with the PM feature, might be because you are new to the forum, but this garage has always been one that is truly amazing.

 

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Why would I pay for something that I can get for free on the web, let alone that one of the biggest threads on here is the World's Most Beautiful GARAGES & Exotics.

People who post their garages on forums will get more views than a magazine. Plus the mag is business is a dying one.
Magazines are good to read on the toilet... or on flights... or when the internet goes out... or in waiting rooms... or lying on the couch... or...
 

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I still buy magazines. I'm not one for reading on tablets
 
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Magazines are good to read on the toilet... or on flights... or when the internet goes out... or in waiting rooms... or lying on the couch... or...
All those things you can do on a smart phone, can't remember when the last time I went to a Dr. office and read anything from the magazine section. If the power is out and its during the day i'll take a drive or go for a walk, down town, out of town etc, depending on the weather, get low battery on the phone plug it to re-charge in the car.

Last couple of mags I read half of it was just advertisements.
 

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You've established that you don't read magazines.


Many of us still do.
How do you know I don't have a stack of mags that I got for freeor found ? Or that i'm a subscriber to some mag companies but only read them on a screen ? I do enjoy a good old book with actual paper instead of reading off of a screen, mind you a book has a story and is a couple of hundred pages.

My whole point is starting a business in a field that is dying/struggling probably isn't the smartest idea. If I came on here and had a business idea for selling music CDs...I would get ripped to pieces, hopefully so to.
 

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A publication about shops/garages would likely be more sustainable than a general news/tech/etc. publication, due to the buyer demographic. Then again, this could also be an e-publication, in addition to a physical print. I doubt anyone I know would be open to a photographer, but I hope to see this come to fruition, regardless.
 

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Magazine industry does not have to be print....

NextIssue has made a huge impact in the market.
 

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Hey guys! My name is Chris and I work for Meredith Corporation, the producer of several magazines, including Wood Magazine. We will be producing a magazine called Dream Garages and Shops for publishing in September 2015. I am gathering leads for potential feature possibilities for that magazine. Of course I have seen some incredible garages on here, and many that might be a good fit! I am not sure I am getting the private message function to work right, so to be safe, it might be easiest to reply to this thread or email me directly at my work email, [email protected]. Please let me know if you're interested and I can explain what happens next. Thanks!
Chris, my garage has been featured in a few magazines (including yours) and I do enjoy the Old School feeling of flipping through pages rather than swiping screens. Call me old-fashioned, but I still love to fold down the corners of certain pages to refer back to them after. Hope you guys find some great spaces to include in upcoming issues!
 

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Was I not clear? I am not starting a magazine, I work for Meredith Corporation, which produces lots of magazines. Every once in a while, they produce a one time offering, or come back to a popular idea that they only print every few years. Dream Garages and Shops is one of their special projects that only gets printed once in a while, and will be available on magazine stands. You may be right that web forums get more views than magazines, but it doesn't cost anything to have a space of yours be featured in a magazine, and it might be a cool thing to keep when it is printed. If you're not into it, no big deal, but if you have a cool space, and are interested in being considered, I'd love to talk to you about the possibility. Email me at [email protected]
 

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Chris, my garage has been featured in a few magazines (including yours) and I do enjoy the Old School feeling of flipping through pages rather than swiping screens. Call me old-fashioned, but I still love to fold down the corners of certain pages to refer back to them after. Hope you guys find some great spaces to include in upcoming issues!
Thanks BHR4CE1!
 

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I can't help with the PM feature, might be because you are new to the forum, but this garage has always been one that is truly amazing.

JDoggery, you are absolutely right! That is an incredible space! Do you know whose garage/showroom that is? Is it someone we could be in contact with about having their space featured?
 

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I find it hard to believe that nobody on here is interested in having their garage considered for a magazine! If you have a nice space you're proud of, or know someone that does, please contact me at [email protected]!
 

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I hate to beat a dead horse here guys, but I have to believe there are some opportunities with some of your garages. Please email me at my work email, [email protected] if you have a neat space you'd like us to consider, or you know of someone that does. We are looking to put together our list of possibilities ASAP.
 

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Why would I pay for something that I can get for free on the web, let alone that one of the biggest threads on here is the World's Most Beautiful GARAGES & Exotics.

People who post their garages on forums will get more views than a magazine. Plus the mag business is a dying one.
Check any of the pic threads and you'll find literally no background info on the pics you see online. Magazines usually provide some background story etc. and not just the pics. For example the ill ass Ferrari garage posted on this thread. Who owns the collection? Where is it? How are the cars maintained? How did the owner buy them? Does he drive them? Yeah, noone knows. This is why I prefer reading good old mags myself :) It's not just the visuals, the story is the key just like in Avatar or porno movies.
 
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