story by John Lamkin
Luxe Beat Magazine an online luxury travel and lifestyle magazine – which launched in November 2013 at the International Emmys — was started with a very small investment and to date has made some impressive luxury related advertising sales and has produced several beautiful and informative issues. However to increase what the magazine pays its contributors, reach more digital magazine outlets, and expand its reach, it is necessary to raise more funds to be self-sustaining. Luxe Beat features a daily journal post each day their website as well and a weekly radio show (launching this month).
The Indigogo campaign will help with funds to increase what what magazine’s journalists are paid and get the publication into the major distribution channels, where it can be found along with mainstream magazines.
According to Luxe Beat Magazine’s Executive Editor Maralyn Hill, “We do have a very healthy list of potential advertisers who are extremely interested but many require our distribution to be greater and each distribution channel comes with a fee. In addition to Joomag and Issuu’s newsstands, we are targeting the following distribution outlets: Amazon, Apple, Google, Nook, Readr, Readly, Magzter and Zinio. We have launched a campaign on Indiegogo asking the luxury community to help as they can.”
According to the magazine,
“Luxe Beat Magazine promises to be the premiere resource for all things luxury. With content provided by a consortium of the most esteemed and talented writers in the luxury and travel industry, Luxe Beat offers an uncommon perspective.
Our writers travel the globe to uncover the absolute best that the world has to offer. Through exclusive interviews with celebrity chefs, up and coming authors, and top fashion and media executives, we offer content you won’t find anywhere else.“
This magazine seems well worth the support of the international luxury community.
Luxe Beat Magazine
John Lamkin is a born-again travel journalist and photographer based in Taos, New Mexico and in Mexico. He writes (and photographs) about luxury travel, food, wine, lifestyle and more. He is Global Membership Chair of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association. He travels the world in search of something new in culture, cuisine and drink. Look for John Lamkin’s new BOOK: OUR INTERWOVEN LIVES WITH THE ZAPOTEC WEAVERS: An Odyssey of the Heart by Examiner’s Susanna Starr with Photographs by John Lamkin