Finances cause one Mid-South publication to publish only on-line - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Ben Watson

Finances cause one Mid-South publication to publish only on-line

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The economic crisis is stopping the presses for one Memphis magazine.

For the past 15 years, 'Memphis Woman' magazines has been free from news stands to store check out counters.

It came out every month, giving readers an up close and behind the scenes look at some of the most creative and talented women in the area.

Lisa Montgomery and her husband started the magazine, and they ran it out of their home. But Montgomery said Monday the current downturn in the economy - and increased printing costs - have put an end to the couple being able to afford a printed version.

Montgomery said the only place you can see the magazine now is through their new online version, memphiswomanonline.com.

"Well right now Memphis Woman is just on line, so it's memphiswomanonline.com, and we plan to keep that up as long as I can. Right now, it's not a revenue producing site, but I hope to make it one, and my husband and I are both looking for full time jobs right now with benefits and still hope to keep the site going," Montgomery said.

Montgomery said the magazine's support of cancer awareness events like Race for the Cure will continue.

And so will articles that highlight positive stories about women in Memphis.

The Montgomerys said they will continue to look for ways to hold down cost.  They hope to bring back the printed version of the magazine sometime in the future. They said it all depends on how quickly the economy improves.


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