Subscriptions support telling Vicksburg’s stories
In 2015, Vicksburg Newsmedia, LLC, launched Vicksburg Living.
The idea to offer a magazine highlighting the River City came after months of planning and discussing a million details including how the cover would feel, the content it would include and how
often it would be published.
With all that being said, I am excited that the 2019 September/October issue of Vicksburg Living will mark the beginning of its fifth year.
When the idea of publishing a magazine first surfaced at The Vicksburg Post, my ears perked up. While producing a magazine can be quite involved and time-consuming, it was something I have been interested in doing for a long time.
Prior to coming to work for The Vicksburg Post, I had written stories for both Mississippi Magazine and Metro Christian Living, which is now Mississippi Christian Living.
I have always been a magazine connoisseur and have the checkbook to prove it.
I love the slick pages and beautiful photography. I also enjoy reading more in-depth stories that you can’t always get in a newspaper, which is one of the reasons I am so honored to be part of Vicksburg Living magazine. It has been incredible working with homeowners and showcasing their homes and, like with the newspaper, I get to meet and interview incredible people.
I also think the rest of the staff, who work with me, does an amazing job and that includes those who knock on doors to sell advertising.
Producing a magazine or newspaper for that matter, comes with a cost. There are salaries to be paid and printing expenses, so I would love to encourage everyone, whether a business owner or reader to support this product that highlights everything Vicksburg.
Early on, to introduce Vicksburg Living to the community, we direct mailed copies to some households for free. The plan was to give readers a taste of the company’s new product with hopes they would subscribe, which along with advertising allows us to continue telling Vicksburg’s stories. With our next issue and ones in the future, we’ll send copies to different households each month in hopes readers will like the magazine so much they will subscribe.
For those who have been receiving the magazine, — no worries, it will still be available to you with a subscription. Or you can come by The Vicksburg Post. Copies are always available for sale at the front desk.
To subscribe, you can either log on to our website, www.vicksburgpost.com/subscriptions, or come to The Post to sign up.
For those of you who have enjoyed the magazine, I hope you will consider continuing to support our efforts.
Vicksburg is a town full of interesting and unique personalities, stories, history, beauty and activities, worthy of being told. Also, in each issue we highlight retail business owners with the shopping
pages, and a list of local happenings on our calendar pages.
If you have questions, upcoming public events, story ideas or feedback in general, you are always welcome to give me a call at The Post. To the best of my ability, I will be happy to answer any questions and would covet ideas for stories.
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