6 Zine Publisher Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Zine Publisher Business

Zine publishing is an alternative publication by people who want to distribute their ideas without the limitations of traditional magazines. Zine publishers determine the layout, choose images and content, and can take the zine publication in any direction they wish.

Since zine publications are deliberately low-tech, low-cost publications, you can begin the business without particular expertise in a news publication.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a zine publisher business:

1. Flipsnack ($9.6M/year)

Janina Moza (from San Francisco, CA, USA) started Flipsnack over 12 years ago.

$800K / month
1 founders / 70 employees

Case Study

My name is Janina Moza, and I’m the Chief marketing officer of Flipsnack. I’ve joined the team a year after launching Flipsnack and I’ve been part of this project for almost 10 years now.

We’ve been on the market for over 10 years now and over the past few years, we’ve increased our business revenue by over 50% year over year.


Learn more about starting a zine publisher business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a zine publisher business?
-> Pros and cons of a zine publisher business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established zine publisher business

Other resources

4. Slate Magazine

Online magazine of news, politics, technology, and culture. Combines humor and insight in thoughtful analyses of current events and political news.

  • Website traffic: 24.5M/month
  • Business rank: #2.2K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Flipsnack

Create stunning HTML5 flipbooks online for free. Flipsnack is the easiest way to make interactive brochures, magazines & catalogs. Upload PDF or design online

  • Estimated revenue: $800K/month
  • Website traffic: 5.04M/month
  • Business rank: #5.84K

Check out their full website ➜

6. CFO

News, analysis, and commentary for chief financial officers. Full lead generation and advertising solutions reaching today's finance executives.

  • Website traffic: 120K/month
  • Business rank: #96.5K

Check out their full website ➜

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