Editorial
[ Issue 39 ]

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Editorial

Tony Rogers devotes Issue 39's Editorial to lessons learnt from the Bikwil experience about running a magazine.

Five of them.
 

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Rags to Riches. Not. ó Tony Rogers

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Here are a few things Iíve learned since I began Bikwil. These five lessons I offer to readers in the spirit of wise-after-the-event advice, just in case someone among you is thinking of starting a specialised magazine yourself.

In no particular order, they are:

1. You canít make money from publishing a specialised magazine.
2. Publish a specialised magazine and make money? Youíre kidding.
3. You canít make money from publishing a specialised magazine.
4. Make money from publishing a specialised magazine? No way.

And what was the fifth thing?

Wait . . . Donít tell me . . . Ah , yes, I remember.

5. You canít . . .

. . . But, look here, you have a lot of joy along the way (six and a half years of it so far), and I canít say fairer than that. Moreover, before you all rush donations to your starving editor, muse upon this.

If it werenít for the ongoing generosity of my contributors, most of whom pay me (in the form of postal subscriptions) instead of getting a fee themselves, absolutely none of that stimulating joy would be possible.

So again, thank you all ó and please keep writing.

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