Gustova and Fabian have started an online magazine for Spanish SharePoint users. I recently received an email from Gustova, describing the project.
Gustavo Velez [MVP SharePoint]
Fabián Imaz [MVP SharePoint]
I like to take the opportunity to give you background information about our magazine, CompartiMOSS. We created it four years ago to distribute and make information more accessible to SharePoint in the Spanish-speaking world. Since then, we have published thirteen issues and have had close to 50,000 downloads. CompartiMOSS is published four times a year and is for free distribution (always in Spanish).
Because we have reached the stability necessary regarding, on the one hand, amount and quality of articles and, on the other hand, the regularity of publications and downloads, we want to bring the magazine to the next level for the coming December issue:
We have contracted a professional graphic design company that will redesign the magazine and take care of a professional look-and-feel. We are preparing a site where we will publish not only the pdf version, but also the complete versions of all articles. In this way, all the information will be accessible through the search engines giving us a bigger distribution area. A new Windows 8 Application is in the planning stages.
We are taking a financial risk, as you can imagine. Professional graphic designers and hosting are not cheap, thus we are opening the magazine to commercial companies in the form of paid publishing. As you and I discussed years ago, the Spanish-speaking SharePoint world is huge, with a potential for 300 million users, that is barely started at the moment. We are convinced that CompartiMOSS has found a recognized place in this world, and that it is something very valuable for companies that want to enhance their business to Latin America and Spain.
Please, let us know if you need any other type of information. In the meantime, it is nice to continue our contact from some time ago...
Gustavo Velez and Fabián Imaz
El magazine CompartiMOSS