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Former editor to reverse-publish new magazine title

A former editor who set up a companion magazine after the success of his hyperlocal site is expanding with a new title and a further edition.

David Jackman launched the Everything Epping Forest website after being made redundant from the Epping Forest Guardian and last year, he teamed up with regional publisher Archant to reverse publish the site into an A5 monthly magazine.

The brand is now expanding with the creation of a new Everything Harlow magazine, which will be launched in June and will build on the success of his website of the same name, which was set up in 2010.

The Everything Epping Forest magazine will also launch its fourth edition next month (May) for the Woodford area and will increase its current distribution of 30,000.

David said: “We have had really good feedback from local people. There are various small community magazines in the area but a lot of them are all advertising.

“We have 14 pages of editorial and a double-page of what’s on events. It’s more of a coffee table publication.”

Currently there are three editions which cover Epping, Ongar and the surrounding villages; Loughton; and Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill.

Tony Little, commercial director of Archant London, said: “We are delighted to announce the expansion of the ‘Everything’ magazine titles.

“The Everything Epping Forest magazines have received some great feedback and we are looking forward to launching the new Woodford edition in May.

“David is a much-respected local journalist, with important contacts in the local area. His success with the Everything Epping Forest website with 400,000-plus hits a month should be applauded and we are delighted to continue our involvement with such a successful community-focused initiative.”

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  • April 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    This looks like a very laudable effort by David and all credit to him for building up a credible business.
    Just one point. It sounds amazing to have 400,000 hits a month. My own venture into local publishing, got 77,000 hits last month last month. Or put another way, according to Google Analytics, it got 1,516 unique visitors or 1,786 visits.
    Web stats can to an extent give a wrong impression, especially as they take account of electronic visitors such as search engines.
    Still, 6,000 unique visits would be very creditable for a local website such as David’s.

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