Waterski Journal n°1

waterskinationwaterskination Posts: 5 Baller
edited August 2020 in News & Other Stuff
Hello guys,
Hope everyone is skiing good lately!
Just to let you know we released a free digital magazine called Waterski Journal




  • UCFskierUCFskier Posts: 110 Baller
    do you have a link?
    !!!Support companies that support the protection of youth in Waterskiing!!!
  • kckc Posts: 310 Crazy Baller
    Thanks @waterskination for this latest endeavor, and all the cool things you’re doing for our sport!
  • waterskinationwaterskination Posts: 5 Baller
    thanks KC, will try pushing forward !!!
  • LOTWLOTW Posts: 247 Baller
    I love reading magazines, keep 'em coming!
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,643 Mega Baller
    Awesome! Where do I subscribe?
  • chris55chris55 Posts: 413 Crazy Baller
    EXcellent idea !!!!! Fantastic Greg !!!!
  • AndersonAnderson Posts: 60 Baller
    This is really good -- thank you!
  • ErikBerghillerErikBerghiller Posts: 110 Solid Baller
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,148 Mega Baller
    Sweet. Awesome effort, love it. My only request would be make it either a print publication soon or a nice responsive design website soon instead if not. The digimag format is a rough user experience (always has been).

    Maybe get some subscription pre-commitments to fund the first few print issues?
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,643 Mega Baller
    Thank you @waterskination Will there be a print version, possible to purchase or subscribe? Nice job!
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,705 Mega Baller
    Félicitation Grégoire,tres bon job!
    Keep it up!
    My ski finish in 16.95 ...but my ass is out of tolerance!
  • waterskinationwaterskination Posts: 5 Baller
    thank you all guys! really appreciate your support!
    I'm working on an application so we can subscribe and be aware when the journal is out but it's still under process.
    For a print version, the cost is too high for the moment but I will try to make it happen.
    I let you guys know through Ball Of Spray, and again, thanks for the support!!
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,384 Mega Baller
    cmon guys, print is dead...and it ain't coming back.
    Nice Job on Waterskination! Good Luck
  • LOTWLOTW Posts: 247 Baller
    I would subscribe to a print version. The long winter season is approaching, unfortunately.
    How about some articles on ski schools and what else there is to do while there, the whole vacation trip? More interviews. technical stuff such as fin adjustments, installing inserts, course maintenance, boat and trailer maintenance, stuff we all need to know. Gear, we all need more gear!
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,643 Mega Baller
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,148 Mega Baller
    edited August 2020
    @liquid d, you're wrong. Niche print publishing is absolutely a thing. As a watch guy I've seen Hodinkee.com start as digital then now release a premium print magazine alongside the website. The print magazine is $32 per issue. In waterskiing there's a huge opportunity for beautiful photography and layouts, it's absolutely ripe for print. I don't know what happened at Bonnier but not pivoting the Waterski mag business model was a mistake and/or there was no appetite for such a revenue stream at such a big publisher. It'll be a very nice little annuity for whoever is bold enough to execute on this.

    The advertising base is small but the subscription revenue opportunity is where the money is on this sort of thing. Any advertising then becomes gravy. Advertising revenue is a PITA to depend on for any business.
  • liquid dliquid d Posts: 1,384 Mega Baller
    Waterski mag was about 15 bucks per year, and couldn't survive....I'm guessing a few less would go for $32 per issue. Maybe i just don't understand niche...
  • unksskisunksskis Posts: 622 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2020
    Standerd - Wake Journal didn't make it being in print, unfortunately Waterski Journal likely won't either. Great in digital format!
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