South African Aquaria and fishkeeping magazine: AQUATIC FANATIC

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  1. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hiya all - time for an update on the magazine..... I have started a new thread, as the other thread got a little bit long-winded....

    So - here goes!

    We now currently have quite a bit of interest, w.r.t advertising. We have been in private contact with some people wanting to advertise in the magazine - anyone else wanting to advertise from the beginning, please contact DallasG....

    We have received a few articles already - and have people working on quite a few more articles for us. The deadline for the 1st edition's articles, is the 1st of May.

    I have also received a lot of photographs, and my thanks goes out to:
    - Gregg Timms (a.k.a Snappy)
    - Crispin

    I am still waiting for photographs from:
    - Siyaha
    - Sean Koekemoer
    - Shaun (Thalion)
    - Gawie DJ
    - (and possibly a few others who promised me the originals of photographs)

    So far, I have the following people writing articles for the magazine:
    - Dallas Goldswain
    - Gawie De Jager
    - Tony
    - Sara (Siyaha)
    - Candice Untied (from UShaka)
    - Professor Bellstadt (from Henk)
    - a few more fresh water articles from Henk's side
    - Rob
    - Frans Sny
    - Jaco Schoeman
    - Storm (where's the articles mate? All ok? You have been VERY QUIET!)
    - Sean Koekemoer
    - SunBurst (Sean)

    (Anyone I left out? I cannot remember everything/everyone I asked - please remind me)?

    So - PLEASE let's become active again regarding this venture!

    Dallas is working on the magazine web-site.... So is Frans Snyders and Jaco Schoeman.
    SuperScenic (Clem) is also busy assisting.

    So - anyone else wanting to contribute an article or two for us? Even if it does not get's used in the 1st edition, I will DEFINITELY use the article in subsequent editions!

    Please let me know if (and who) I have left out?

    Many thanks!
    Jacques :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    OK - forgot the email addy's where pics/articles/comments/suggestions can be emailed to:
    - editor@aquatic-fanatic.co.za (at last - we have our own email addresses! ;))
    - submissions@aquatic-fanatic.co.za
    - info@aquatic-fanatic.co.za
    - mag@phunkiphish.zar.cc

    Cheers!
     
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  3. ben lloyd

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    So were can i subscribe this is going to be a awesome mag well done!
     
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    Can you edit your post and put in the email again.
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hi Ben - thanks man. Preliminary subscriptions will most likely start in the next week or so, at latest... (I hope ;))

    Shaun - done, man!
     
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    Well done jacquesb you are deff getting a :thumbup: for all you efforts in getting this going
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Many thanks Pete.... yeah, well.... unfortunately, it feels like things were stagnating a wee bit in the past few weeks, since I originally posted the idea quite a few weeks ago....

    BUT - at least it is STILL going..... albeit a wee bit slowly ;)
     
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    Jacques, is there any idea on a release date?
     
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    Tony - depending on the receipt of articles - either mid May or beginning of June.

    Many thanks, Shaun! Much appreciated!
     
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    How will I be able to land me a copy- will it only be subscribtion based at the beginning?
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hi MtroBoer - the magazine will be only - and YES, subscriptions only.
    I envisage it working like this, in the beginning - everyone who subscribes will get sent a URL to download the magazine. It will be an "E-Zine" to start off with.... later one - once the "business" (magazine) has grown - then we will be looking at subscription based printed glossy magazine - then later on, you should be able to purchase the magazine at any of the popular news agencies, local fish stores, and supermarkets! ;)

    The subscription will be free - until we have reached a subscription mass of at least 400 subscribers....
     
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    Awesome, it's nice getting stuff for free these days, especially if it's something like this! Where do I subscribe and how much will it be after reaching 400 subscribers?
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    I hope we can open subscriptions in the next 7 days or so, MtroBoer!

    Just to clarify things - after we reached 400 subscriptions, we will be starting to charge per edition. I am envisaging R10 per edition to start with - but on a 12 edition basis (monthly) - making that R120 a year.

    Let's see how this works out.....
     
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    That is still VERY cheap! I was going to ask how much subscribtion will be but did not expect it to be this cheap.:thumbup:
     
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    Hiya all - OK - this is an update, and a request:

    Firstly - the request:
    CAN EVERYONE WHO PROMISED ME ARTICLES PLEASE START SENDING THEM. The deadline has passed. Many thanks.

    The update: The web-site is nearly completed. There are just a few bugs being sorted out.

    Frans - could you possibly try and see if you can also work on some art work for me, for the magazine and web-site - if you have the time?

    I would like to have this a.s.a.p?

    To everyone who's going to IMACSA - please mention the magazine to people you talk to? I will REALLY appreciate it.

    The web-site URL is: www.aquatic-fanatic.co.za
    HTML:
    www.aquatic-fanatic.co.za
    - BUT PLEASE BEAR IN MIND IT IS NOT LIVE YET.
    Hopefully soon!

    Cheers everyone!
     
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    no probjacques...qiute at the office at the mo...will see what i can come up with
     
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    sounding good jacuesb. doing an awsome job putting this together! im super keen for the mag!
     
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    cant wait to see this master piece..
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hi SIMS - I get Dallas to contact you... he is in charge of the advertising..... thanks man. Cheers!
     
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