Posts Tagged ‘E. P. Burke Publishing’

For more than three decades I labored in the traditional publishing world and eked out a living publishing traditional magazines.

I loved what I was doing, but I spent countless hours cutting corners to make ends meet. Printing costs kept going up and my battles with the postal service never seemed to end. 

As I reached retirement age, I was glad the end was in sight.    OnlineMagazinePublisher1B

But I knew I would miss the satisfaction and prestige that went with the job.  

Being a magazine publisher meant I was somebody to be admired, an expert in my field.

Finally, however, I closed the doors to my business and tried to enjoy my early retirement.

I played golf religiously. But it did not inspire me as my magazines had done.

I wanted to get back in the game: the game of publishing. But at my age?

Then I discovered the Internet!

What an awakening to learn that others (with little or no publishing experience) were making huge sums of money with online magazines.

At first, I was confused by the technical jargon. But then I realized the process was no different from what I had done before. Except for one BIG difference …


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YM and WM Changes Explained

Both Yesterday’s Magazette (YM) and Writer’s Magazette (WM) are still very much alive as annual magazines and we’ll be accepting submissions for both publications each year from Feb.1 to Dec.1 and the accepted ones will appear weekly under “Updates” on each website and then in Dec. all accepted submissions will be considered for inclusion in our 2013 printed and online edition, scheduled for Jan. 2013.

You can send as many submissions as you wish. We’ll let you know if any do not meet our needs. Otherwise you can find your accepted submission by clicking the “Updates” link in the top navigation bar on each site.

We’ll be looking for Comments, Viewpoints, Articles, Photos, News, and answers to our WM “10 Questions.” Same as before. Click on “Submissions” in the navigation bar on either site and read the guidelines before submitting.

Yesterday’s Magazette will award a $50 prize in January, 2013 for the “Best YM Memory of The Year” chosen from all the nostalgia stories we accepted and published on YM’s website (www.yesterdaysmagazette.com) under “Updates” from Feb.1 to Dec.1 in 2012.

Writer’s Magazette will award a $50 prize in January, 2013 to the “WM Cover Writer of The Year” chosen from the best article or answers and quality photo received for our “10 Questions” series. Deadline Dec. 1, 2012. Again, all new accepted submissions will appear weekly on WM’s website (www.writersmagazette.com) on the “Updates” page.

If you have any questions, feel free to write to burkepublications@gmail.com.

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Wow! Can you believe another year has flown by?

In any case, this is a great opportunity for me to offer my sincere thanks to you for supporting E. P  Burke Publishing and my related web sites and Magazettes.

This coming year, I hope to earn your support and trust even more by sticking with my own personal resolution of keeping all my sites as user-friendly as possible.

You know, we don’t get to make many resolutions in our short

lives; so I think we should make this year really count by vowing to be extra kind to one another each and every day of 2012.

(If the Mayan legend is right, this could be our LAST year!)

Regardless, we need to start somewhere to make this a better world.

Politicians, celebrities, the money-grabbers don’t seem to be doing a great job of it. So, in 2012, you and I can resolve to make a small difference in our own lives by being kinder to our family, friends, and, especially, to strangers.

It just might catch on enough to bring about a lasting peace without any worries … except for that Mayan legend, of course.

Hoping you have a happy and prosperous 2012,


E. P. Ned Burke



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What The Heck Are Magazettes?

Okay, let me explain.

It all started because of my love of nostalgia. When I was very young, I loved to listen to my parents, grandparents, or older relatives relate colorful stories about the “good old days.”

Some of their tales were more entertaining than listening to George Burns and Gracie Allen, or watching The Lone Ranger.

Anyway, before I graduated from high school I had a vast collection of stories and old photos from my hometown of Scranton, which has a very colorful history to say the least.

Then, later, after I’d worked three years for a weekly newspaper, I figured I had gained enough knowledge to start my own newspaper publishing business. I wanted it to reflect my independent streak, so I naturally called my first entrepreneur venture The Independent Publishing Company, and my first newspaper was naturally The Independent.

(Ah, the confidence and ignorance of youth.)

Anyway, in 1973, after I had published my first weekly newspaper, I came up with the idea to add a small tabloid retro magazine insert into it, using up some of my oldie photos and recollections I had written down.”

I called my insert Yesterday’s and it immediately became a hit with my hometown readers who began sending me their own stories. Then, after a blurb in Writer’s Digest, I found myself deluged with nostalgia stories from all across the United States and beyond.

However, I had a small problem. As Yesterday’s was at that time printed on newsprint and did contain a few news items, many readers mistakenly called my magazine “a little paper.”

That irked me. So, after considerable self-brainstorming, I added the name “Magazette” to my title to show readers that Yesterday’s Magazette was a magazine/gazette. And to my knowledge, I was the first to use that term. My magazette may have looked and felt like a tabloid newspaper then, but the content was mostly that of a magazine–personal essays, stories, and photos of the past.

To explain further, I even added a sub-heading, “The Original Magazine of Memories.” And I’m happy to say that today, nearly four decades later, the title Yesterday’s Magazette and the magazine itself, now as an online, digital, and glossy printed magazine, is still going strong.

Of course, I realize that in today’s modern world the name “magazette” may sound somewhat old-fashioned. But I like it, being more than a bit old-fashioned myself. In fact it is so much a part of me that I recently added my “Magazette” moniker to most of my other magazines, eMags, and websites.

In fact, there is now a Magazettes Information Center where visitors have a chance to learn more about my magazettes. It is very user-friendly and a super place to discover great magazines and eMags. Simple. Nothing fancy. Much like myself. So kick back and take a look.

By the way, each magazette is part of the E. P. Burke Publishing group that is geared toward a family audience. So no need to keep the kids away.

If you want to join our growing friendly family of readers and contributors, I urge you to visit: http://magazettes.com now and click on the list of magazette links shown.

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I want to mention Madonna Dries Christensen’s latest book, “Toys Remembered,” that can be purchased now at Amazon.com. Click this link http://amzn.to/e7qYNw to purchase. All proceeds from this book, as well as from her last book, “Dolls Remembered,” go to the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia. Also, check out Madonna’s website at http://www.doorwaysmemoirs.com for the recent winners of the Doorways 2011 anthology of life history stories. As one of the judges for this contest, I found all the entries a joy to read.

Also, thanks to all those who sent congratulations for E. P. Burke Publishing’s recent award for being one of the “Top 500 Small Businesses Recognized For High Customer Engagement Rates in E-mail Marketing.”

The award was a nice start for 2011 and your comments, as always, were deeply appreciated.

Well, today, I “officially” began my customary battle to finish my two magazines, Yesterday’s Magazette and The Perspiring Writer Magazine. Both spring issues are scheduled to launch on March 1. So I have to get a move on.

I’m happy to report that the printed versions of both magazines are gaining in popularity.

 Go to: http://yesterdaysmagazette.com or http://theperspiringwriter.com and click the “Printed Editions” link for a free preview to see what everybody is talking about.

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Well, the waiting is finally over.

E. P. Burke Publishing has announced that the new winter issues of Yesterday’s Magazette and The Perspiring Writer Magazine are now live and awaiting your reading pleasure.

For YM readers, go to: http://yesterdaysmagazette.com

For TPW Magazine readers, go to: http://theperspiringwriter.com

Both sites have now added an eBay Store for your shopping convenience.

Enjoy, and have a super holiday season.


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