I fully realise that Martial Arts Magazines have to rely on a certain amount of commercialism and adverts etc to stay afloat. Such is today's world and there's nothing wrong with that. The costs of producing a magazine must be phenomenal!
But I'm not too sure about the following?
What are your thoughts on this?
Is it "Cheque Book Journalism?"
Paying for recognition ... surely not?
What does it say about those who may be "featured?"
What happened to being "featured" because you had something valid, interesting, of value to say to the wider community???
|Subject: Blitz Instructors Special
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:35:15 +1000
Thanks for your email and interest.
Our expressions of interest last week was towards Masters here and abroad who are interested in our Blitz Instructors Special - Masters Edition 'Collector’s Edition' (Nov 2012).
Blitz magazine’s annual special edition Instructors’ Fighting Techniques is all about giving readers the opportunity to expand their horizons. Through the insights offered by masters of many different martial arts, we hope to not only educate readers on the key elements of successful self-protection, but also on the broader benefits of martial arts training.
Each year, we publish up to 40k copies of this collector’s edition which is sold over three months (Nov, Dec, Jan) and always gets SOLD OUT!
The costs associated with securing your spot amongst the most practised martial artists on the planet is below:
Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime.
Would you pay to be featured?