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The HubPages Newspaper

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Introduction

HubPages has become a very large website lately. Although the administration of HubPages has made separate containers and compartments for these diverse range of topics and contents — we still need a specialized service to glimpse the best of HubPages at once, and it should be so — that we can keep a regular record of this service. This has to be a newspaper. This newspaper will contain the best of HubPages (as already stated): poetry, short stories, science fiction, travel blogs, tech tips, etc. It will also contain new lists of interesting websites, YouTube channels, YouTube videos (e.g., iJustine, Marques Brownlee, etc), noteworthy tweets from interesting twitter accounts, etc.

We do not need to publish this newspaper on a daily basis; —the HubPages Newspaper will be a weekly, or even a monthly newspaper. This newspaper will be available as a digital online newspaper as well.

All newspaper manuscripts are drafted in such a way that the news cover the entirety of the page. In the case of our HubPages Newspaper — we may choose to be a pioneer in this field: we shall publish only as much news as it is generated on a genuine basis — the rest of the page will be filled with beautiful vector graphics arts.

Getting the Newspaper Printer

The No. 1 company in the world that makes newspaper machinery/printer is manroland Goss. But manroland Goss products are very very expensive. Thankfully, there are cheaper alternatives out there. There are tons of localized machinery manufacturers out there that supply machinery/printer to small, very small, and local newspapers and publications.

What I suggest is that we do not need to buy an affordable newspaper printer from any local sources either. We can bypass the entire designing and printing process, and hire a proxy~company that will do the labor-intensive work of getting the newspaper manuscript ready for publication. I've shortlisted two such proxy~companies; —the details follow in the next paragraphs. I propose that we start by printing 100 copies of the HubPages Newspaper, and circulate them in the San Francisco area. Once we sense a good deal of user~engagement with our newspaper (both digital and the print newspaper), we shall print the next lot.

The Philosophy and Application of the HubPages Newspaper

A very natural question that might arise by this point, is this: how will we make money from this newspaper? ~The answer is: There are tons of ways to make money from the HubPages Newspaper. Newspapers are increasingly getting digitized: but their cover story format remain untouched — it's still mostly about politics, and other such subjects. We need to change that. Why not make new innovative product releases our newspaper's cover story? For example, here is the YouTuber iJustine exhibiting the newly released Amazon Alexa Echo 10 device, on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qXOYAyXba5M. Stories like this could be the cover story of the HubPages Newspaper! We shall earn money from Amazon.

Price of the HubPages Newspaper (by PRINTNEWSPAPER)

Delivery time 2-5 business days

UPS delivery - Mon-Fri

Number of pages = 16Number of copies = 100Broadsheet, $3.86 / copy, $386 tax incl.

Price of the HubPages Newspaper (by Newspaper Club)

Delivery Time

1-5 days

Number of pages = 16Number of copies = 100Total Price £367

Another issue that might arise at this point, is this: why not make a digital-only newspaper? Why print it? ~The answer is simple: people love to hold something real, something substantial in their hands. It may be argued that each author's name is printed against each hub that they publish on HubPages. However, they need to open the computer to show their work to a friend, relative, neighbor, etc. A newspaper solves this issue. It should be clearly explained here as well that hubbers may bookmark hubs and websites that interest them, themselves. But when HubPages Editors do that for hubbers — that becomes a thing of pleasure and prestige. Also, HubPages Editors know exactly where the good stuff is, and exactly where the true gems exist.

The Venture Capitalists who Will Fund Our Newspaper Startup :~D

Venture capitalists are people who have amassed a large amount of surplus wealth — out of one or more (highly) profitable businesses. Warren Buffet is an example of a venture capitalist. Venture capitalists are always scouting for new and innovative enterprises in the corporate world. They want to invest their excess wealth to give life to these new products, services, and ideas. Venture capitalists — when they scout for startups — look for enthusiasm (and innovation) in the owner of the startup.

The HubPages Newspaper is highly lucrative — yet demanding very little startup capital. I suggest that we do not need to seek the financial aid of a venture capitalist. We (both hubbers and the HubPages administration taken as a whole) can support our initiative ourselves. All we need is a website, a contract with the newspaper printing (proxy) company, and the service of some people in the San Francisco area who would circulate the newspaper into stalls, shops, book stores, libraries, etc.

Conclusion

The HubPages Newspaper will tell our company's story to our clients. Newspapers are thus valuable assets. Newspapers are also idea to form a durable link with custom contents selected by editors. They are an excellent way to offer a unique hard copy to tell the world what we've done.

Even though people in the 21st century are leaning more and more towards digital (online) newspapers — there are certain persistent points that make print newspapers stand out. The feeling of opening and turning the pages of a real newspaper can not be replaced. It promotes our company with an original product. Newspaper print also hits the deeper mind of the reader more quickly — newspaper print is more powerful to share our ideas. We can send our newspaper to our clients and partners — thus establishing a long~lasting relationship while making our brand image stronger.

A Note on the Future of Newspapers

Apart from making a newspaper version of HubPages, what interests me is the exploration of what a newspaper is in an increasingly digital world. The two companies that I mentioned, one of them invented a newspaper making software, called PaperLater, which turned interesting digitized lists into a beautiful and useful newspaper. These two companies are looking forward to push the boundaries of what’s possible in print. Together with them, we shall get engaged in a pioneering activity that might transform the very fabric of the newspaper business forever worldwide.

Comments

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on March 30, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah. This is my first prose article. As I explore HubPages and its resources more and more, I shall be composing more prose articles like this. I'm really happy to see that you liked this piece.

Thank you again. You are, again, very generous.

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on March 30, 2021:

Ann, what I meant by that is that I was not entirely joking. This is a serious idea. But the idea is such, that it comes across as a joke!

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“When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.”

—George Bernard Shaw

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on March 29, 2021:

This is a very informative and detailed article, Tanmoy

I appreciate your efforts, as you mentioned that It's your first attempt on such article. This is a wonderful job. Great research work done and I like the strategic planning as well. Super Bravo Performance, keep it up

I was right poets can do wonders, Never ever forget this :)

I am glad to see that you did it.

Blessings and Peace always

Ann Carr from SW England on March 29, 2021:

Meaning?!

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on March 29, 2021:

Ann, it's a mixed joke!

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on March 29, 2021:

Thank you, John.

This idea actually began as a series of flashing images in my mind. Then I started a forum thread about it. Mr. Mitchell (tsmog) suggested that I write a hub about it. Hence this hub was created. This is purely experimental!

I thank you again. Your presence in this hub is valuable.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 29, 2021:

I actually thought it might be a joke to start with!

Ann

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 29, 2021:

An interesting concept that you seem passionate about, Tanmoy. I actually enjoy “real paper” newspapers and magazines but the only way I imagine Maven/HubPages being interested is if they could see it as a way of attracting additional advertising dollars. One good thing would be that advertising could be seperate and not littered all throughout our articles.

Would people pay per copy or subscribe to a digital version? That remains to be seen. Thank you for sharing your idea though.

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on March 29, 2021:

This article and the forum thread that came before it, are totally experimental. I know how impractical the idea is. However, I wanted to see how far I can stretch it.

Thank you for taking the time read this piece. I genuinely appreciate it.

(This is my first attempt at a prose hub. I'll get back to poetry soon!)

Ann Carr from SW England on March 29, 2021:

I'm content with HP as it is and in fact I don't see it lasting very long, sadly. I'll still use it but I've already withdrawn quite a few articles to use elsewhere. I can't see a newspaper version getting far in this digital age, even though I prefer a 'proper' book or magazine to a digital one (though for holidays, I do take my Kindle!). I thought the whole point of HP was to reach as many people as possible - something a newspaper can do less well.

I admire your idea and all the details you've obviously thought through.

Ann

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