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The Social Media Monthly magazine is the worlds only printed magazine focused on social media's impact on all aspects of life.
The Social Media Monthly magazine is the worlds only printed magazine focused on social media's impact on all aspects of life.
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Update: The magazine spotted on sale in Dublin:

Update: Sneak Peek of April Cover, Singapore, Bahrain and Ebay....

Update: First sighting of our March issue on sale at Penn Station, NYC:

Update: Did Fortune Magazine take a cue from The Social Media Monthly?

This image was sent to me by a friend. We have no definitive proof that Fortune magazine used our cover from October as inspiration for their cover, except for the fact that our issue was on the newsstands in late September, and the Fortune issue in late November. You do the math. :)

Update: With March Issue - 19 Country Distribution

With our March issue going on-sale at newsstands on February 29th, our overseas distribution has increased to 19 countries: 

Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Lebanon, Taipei, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Update: Our New March 2012 Cover

Background

I came up with the idea to do a printed, yes printed, social media magazine while at SXSW last year. My cohorts and I went from concept to print in just 53 days, and the launch issue has been making a great splash after debuting on May 20th, 2011 at BlogWorld in New York. Three weeks later we secured national distribution for the magazine with Barnes and Noble.

Our Story So Far...

The launch issue of the magazine went on sale nationally in Barnes and Noble across the country on August 16th, 2011 as well as 9 countries.                    

An Important Milestone:

December 6th, 2011: The Social Media Monthly magazine was recently named one of the hottest magazine launches of 2011.

Today:

With our fifth issue going on sale January 3rd, our retail circulation is now 23,000 including distribution in Barnes and Noble, Walmart Canada, the Indigo/Chapters bookstore chain in Canada and 12 other countries including: Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Canada, Spain, Portugal and Singapore.

In addition, we print 7,000 extra copies every month for distribution at trade shows and promotional events, for a total of 30,000 copies every month.

We invite you to read the digital flash version of the December issue of the magazine. Please use the following information for accessing it online:

December 2012:

Link to The Social Media Monthly - http://bob.vg/tsmm4

Email: dec2011@thesocialmediamonthly.com

Pass: dec2011tsmm

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    Every dollar counts. By pledging $1 or more, you will be immortalized as a "backer" on the back cover of the May 2012 issue of The Social Media Monthly. The more you pledge, the earlier you pledge, the higher your name will appear on the official backers credit list.

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    You will receive a 1-year subscription to the print version of The Social Media Monthly magazine. This is an 83% savings over the newsstand rate and a 58% savings over the normal subscription rate of $34.99. Price includes shipping in the US and Canada. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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    You will receive a lifetime subscription to the print version of The Social Media Monthly magazine. Price includes shipping to anywhere in the world. Plus a copy of issues #2 through #5, signed and numbered (max 500 copies) by the cover artist (see FAQ), plus an 18" x 24" poster of each cover of issues #1 through #5, plus a printed copy of "The Big Book of Social Media Case Studies, Stories, Perspectives".

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    You will receive a premium full-page 4-color advertisement space in an issue of The Social Media Monthly magazine during 2012. Placement of this page will be between pages 1 and 4 in the front of the magazine. You may advertise whatever you would like: Yourself, your resume, your company, your friend's company, your Kickstarter project, your app, your aspirations and dreams, etc. Plus everything from Reward #5: The Lifetime subscription, the artist signed issues, posters and book.

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