Newsagent

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Me  and  my  newsagent

Little newsagencies, often combined with mixed businesses, won’t be much use to you.  They simply don’t have the range of publications that you need to peruse.  Be sure to pick a BIG newsagency.                                                                                ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

You MUST visit your newsagent at least once a week.                     ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

You must set aside time and BROWSE everything.                          ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

Look through all the magazines and other publications.                    ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

Be interested in what’s available, even the stuff you’d never ever be interested in reading.

?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

KNOW your newsagent.  Become friends with him or her.              ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

Tell your newsagent that you’re studying to become a journalist and you’re interested in any new publications that become available.                                            ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

Support your newsagent.                                                                    ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

Besides publications, you can buy things from him that you might normally buy elsewhere, such as  soft drinks, bread, milk, gifts, diaries, stationery, pens and pencils, greeting cards, photocopying, lottery tickets, books, etc.                                           ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

If the newsagent feels you’re a regular CUSTOMER he’ll go out of his way to help.

?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

You may become good enough friends that he will give you for free, publications he is about to toss out.                                                                                 ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

BUY.  Yes, publications are a cost.  But everything worthwhile in life has a cost.

?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

Don’t be stingy.  Every week you must buy something.  Take it home and read it.

?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

When you have in your hands a new publication that you like the look of, study it, and decide if there are more than one article YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN.  If so, then this publication should then become one of your target publications.      ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

If you can’t see one article you wish you had written, this is not a target publication.

?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

If you are browsing, so are other people.  Strike up a conversation.  Find out why people like the publications they like.                                                            ?Yes ?No  ?Soon ?Maybe

 

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