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How to launch an independent magazine | Online masterclass | 11th January 2024


We will be running a live online class on Zoom from 6pm-8.30pm UK time on Thursday 11th January 2024 to teach you everything you need to launch an independent publication.

In this online class taught over Zoom you will:

  • Learn how to turn your magazine idea into reality
  • Find out how to identify a successful editorial niche
  • Understand the nuts and bolts of commissioning writers and designers
  • See how to pull together a winning subscription, distribution and marketing plan
  • Be shown how to create a realistic budget for your first issue
  • Discover how to survive and thrive beyond the first year

You will leave with a good insight into the independent publishing industry and a strong idea of how to set about launching an independent magazine. After the class we’ll send you a directory of useful companies and contacts to help get you on your way.

The details
The class will take place online, over Zoom. The class will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

As an additional benefit of the class we offer the option to participants to be put in touch with one another afterwards, to form a group whose members can help one another with support and advice when they set out to launch their publications.

Tickets cost £36 (including VAT) for subscribers and £60 (including VAT) for non-subscribers. We’ll ask for your delivery postcode to verify your subscription when you book your ticket.

The tutors
In January 2011 Rob Orchard co-launched Delayed Gratification, a quarterly news magazine that returns to big events after the dust has settled. He’s condensed 12 years of the lessons he and his co-editor Marcus Webb have learned into this tip-filled course. He and Marcus have won Independent Editors of the Year three times at the British Society of Magazine Editors awards.

Haven’t joined the Slow Journalism revolution yet? A subscription to Delayed Gratification starts at just £40 and entitles you to big discounts on all our classes. Click here to sign up now.


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A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme