Welcome to Wooden Horse Publishing. We are truly glad you are here and hope you like our services.
We have broadened what we do
We get questions. A lot of questions.
And many of these questions are about running small businesses like Wooden Horse Publishing, i.e. businesses started by individuals trying to make money from something they love to do.
Whether the questioners are making jewelry or designing apparel, writing books or articles, consulting or coaching, taking photographs, or helping clients get publicity, a theme has emerged: How do I make money?
With the emergence of the Internet, making money has changed. It is simply a new world out there. Social media, smartphones, apps, tablets – are they for me? Will I get work/sell more products, if I use them?
We will try to answer some of these questions and demystify this new world. We hope that you can find solutions to some of your issues on our pages. If not, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We still do what we did
Our original material now becomes part of the tools small business owners need in this new world.
We are just broadening our services to our customers, just as we have had to do managing Wooden Horse. As luck would have it, marketing and technology are two worlds our founder, Meg Weaver, has lived in most of her professional life.
Wooden Horse is a one-person company, but definitely not a one-person operation.
From her home office, owner and publisher Meg Weaver sets the long-term direction of the company, while desperately trying to manage the day-to-day activities of a world-wide operation. Vendors, contractors and volunteers connect on the Internet to perform most of the complex tasks required to keep Wooden Horse up and running.
Meg graduated from college with a BS in Electronic Engineering and began working as an engineer. She was soon recruited into sales, selling test and measurement instrumentation to engineers, and later moved into marketing.
In her free time she wrote articles for magazines and very bad novels. She had written her first magazine article at age twelve and she never stopped. She has written fulltime and part-time, taught article writing in classes and one-on-one, consulted with people and companies during startups, redesigns and ownership changes.
Most of her days now are spent running Wooden Horse. As owner and publisher, she is charged with the company's strategic direction, but she relishes customer contact and insists on answering some of the numerous emails and phone calls we receive every day.
As a 12-year old, Meg had her first article published for pay in a magazine and the Magazines Database began as a list of women’s and general interest magazines that might be interested in articles about dogs and horses.
Meg bought her first computer – a Hewlett-Packard luggable called “The Portable” – and the now unreadable list of magazines became a convenient spreadsheet with plenty of space for editors’ names, circulation and frequency.
Wooden Horse Publishing was founded. The first task was to finally create a searchable database out of Meg’s spreadsheet.
A bare-bones website was introduced. Access to the Magazines Database was free and it consisted of 347 magazines, many of them with little else but title and address.
The Magazines Database grew to 1,118 magazines, most of them with complete information for writers, including writer’s guidelines, pay and rights – and we began to charge for access.
With well over 2,000 magazines, the Magazines Database is now one of the tools we have available to our customers.
Although we operate on the Internet and use the latest technical innovations, our values are old-fashioned.
We believe in treating the world with courtesy, fairness and respect. Being in business means to us that we deliver a superior product, at a reasonable price, using honest and fair business practices.
Privacy and security
Just like most people, we dislike having our names sold, so we promise that we will not share any of your private information with anybody. We will not sell, rent or share it with anybody. Period.
We also do everything we can to make purchasing from us safe. Orders from our website are sent via secure and encrypted transmissions and if you still feel uncomfortable ordering online, you can call, fax or mail us your order. For additional security, your bank card number is not kept on our computers.
Wooden Horse Publishing
Phone and fax: (503) 338-4300
Employees: We are currently not looking for candidates.
Volunteers: We have all the help we need right now. However, if you wish to email your resume, send it to email@example.com. We will keep it on file for a year should we have any openings in the future. Please make sure to specify the areas in which you would like to contribute, such as magazine research, publicity, administration, etc. Compensation for volunteers is generally in free access to the Magazines Database.
Why "Wooden Horse?"
Sharp-eyed visitors familiar with Scandinavian art and crafts, recognize our logo as a depiction of the famous Swedish "dala" horse. Deciding on a name for her company, it was natural for Meg to honor the little seven-inch, somewhat beat-up, good luck charm that has been part of her life since childhood and is still next to her on her desk.
Our lawyers made us say this
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