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Monday, 9 March 2009

FM&B Edition 5 out!

Our Mag's 5th edition is finally ready. This mag takes forever doesn't it? Ko easy ;) I can't even begin to explain the difficulties in publishing a mag in this parts; but we'll keep on keeping on.

The mags should be hitting the stores in about a week. We need to sort some things out (distribution), then I'd let you all know where you can buy the mags. We have even reduced the price from N700 to N600 and it stays that way for a while...


Here's what the cover looks like (with a few corrections).

We still used the same model...Oby Ezenduka...you guys didn't like the other photos we used, so we settled for this.
What do you guys think about the cover?
You know what they say...if you have nothing good to say, don't say nothing at all...Lol..

You know if I made a million bucks for everytime I heard 'Because of the recession, we are cutting back on spending, so we can't advertise with you', I'd be a multi-millionaire. All through January and February, I went on the road to get adverts for the magazine...I do that solely for now (Marketing is so far the hardest part of my job) and I can't begin to count how many doors were shut in my face.

For every one advert I got, at least three turned me down, so you can imagine how many places I went to and how difficult it is to convince people/companies to put money in a mag that's relatively new.

When we are faced with these difficulties, it would be so easy to give up...people will understand, but that means letting our dreams die...we must never do that, no matter how difficult it is, we must all keep pushing. If one door closes, we find a way to open another one.


Despite the fact that a lot of companies turned me down...I kept on pushing until some said yes!
I'd like to say a big thank you to all the companies helping to keep the dream alive.
Thanks to...


Amigos


Holdent


Gentle Touch


Mama Lemon Soap


Prestige Cosmetics

Pharmaderm


And Lacasera Drinks

There's no failure except in no longer trying. We all owe it to ourselves to succeed...let's keep on trying.
Still want to know what you think about the cover...
Cheers

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations- you r indeed resilient, good force behind you.

I want to bless you be 4 this year runs out. If you desire, I can give you an oportunity to market your Mag online and effectively reach the world. I will require the average transportation cost from your location to most popular cities worldwide. Also you will need a US account (it may belong to someone you trust) or if you prefer you can provide a name and US address that a check can be mailed to.

I will let you know the appropriate moment, i.e (when I am less busy)

John Obi

Unknown said...

Oby is from Achina right?

Anonymous said...

congrats linda, the cover looks nice

LADYBRILLE.com said...

Much improved cover. You are getting the hang of things and doing a fab job.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers,
Uduak

P!NK & RUFFLES said...

Lovely picture on the cover...

Silly question tho;, what does FM&B stand for?
am guessing fashion, music and ....

thanks...xxx

Anonymous said...

This is your best cover to date...

Anonymous said...

i absolutely love the new mag cover its like u took the 2 nice elements 4rm d previous cover and came up with this, well done. all d best, i hope d mag sells out :-)

Anonymous said...

the cover is aight!

Anonymous said...

Good job lady!!!

I like this cover a lot. it's refreshing.

Just catching up on all your recent posts...I've been sooo busy here...in between life phases.

Please if anyone is attending the Events Planning Seminar (or knows some one who is) please get back to me on Linda's blog. I'l really like to get some detailed summary on what lessons the experts shared. I'm out of Nigeria at the moment. THANK U!

Anonymous said...

I can not compare your magazine to Essence or Ebony magazine because it's around for years. So I will say the cover looks better than the last one, so I see the improvement which means more and more improvement, until it becomes perfect. Keep up the good work, and never give up.

theChiaman said...

the cover is lovely! at 5 editions, ur magazine has successfully outlived many in Nigeria so 'relatively new' is a title that discredits ur credibility.

all the best n keep going hard!

http://strictlynaijamusic.com/

Anonymous said...

hello linda....

firstly, i kinda love this cover..real improvement and u really took the advice last time of not crowding the cover with loads of stories...i'm in lag now so for sure,i've gonna get a copy and hope for an autograph right??wink wink!!

Anonymous said...

Wow...Linda, gr8 cover...kip up the gud work

Anonymous said...

congrats linda and many thanks mr John obi

God bless

Linda Ikeji said...

@John Obi...thanks man, let me have ur email addy

@Kpakpando...I'm not sure, will find out from her.

@Ladybrille, thanks girl, u're very special

@truth and everyone...thank u so much.

@Wale...u're a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Aww...that's my cousin Oby, so i looooove the cover! And yes, we're from Achina!!

Unknown said...

Hi Linda, I follow your blog now and again and must say its pretty tight.
We naijamart.com are launching a new service are interested in advertising in your mag, please let me know your rates. Please send email to asknaijamart@gmail.com
Ta

chichi said...

Linda I love the cover... Beautiful and keep up the good work

chichi said...

@Kpakpando Oby is from Achina. Are you?

bummyla said...

God Bless You Linda! http://www.bummyla.com

Unknown said...

Damn.....This show Linda yaff teyyyyy ooo

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