You might wonder how I found all the markets I did for the ebook. Well, I went by the Parenting Publications of America list … gathered all the information I could and then went to every single website and grabbed guidelines, editorial calendars and pay information.
Then I Googled all sorts of things, like “parent magazines”, “regional parenting magazines” and even found some strange PR news release site where I found over 100 more sites to check out.
I also have Google Alerts set up to let me know what’s going on by putting in “regional parenting magazines”.
Sometimes I just stumble upon an RPM or think, “Hmmm, how come this major city doesn’t have a magazine?” Then I Google it and sometimes that city DOES have a magazine for families!
I know $24.95 seems like a high price for an electronic version of a book. But factor in free updates for as long as I publish it (this will be the 3rd version coming out soon), and it’s a steal! Don’t forget those updates on the site that come out when I find things out, as well!
Your first writing check should certainly cover the cost of the ebook!