How Much Does It Cost to Start a Magazine?

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Creating a magazine requires nothing more than content, a printer and ink. However, according to Entrepreneur Media Inc., getting a first issue of a magazine in stores can cost around $15,000 in total, but local stores might be willing to offer a discount for local magazines.

About 90 percent of all magazines fail. As a result, many people now release their content online. In some cases, it might be possible to sell a magazine after building enough online readership. Entrepreneurs can also release an app to deliver content. Since smart phones and tablets have become so popular, it might be possible to generate a significant amount of income through these devices.