Haute Living in Haute Water

It seems the publishers of Haute Living Magazine are creating news of their own–alledgedly, they aren’t paying their writers for stories they publish.

Magazine writing is a tough business; for a typical publication, ad sales barely cover the cost of the glossy paper they’re printed on. Magazines like Ocean Drive pay for themselves by replacing articles with ads, or “advertorials,” paid for by companies to appear as they are regular articles about their products.

So it comes as little surprise that a small, independent publishing company–without much of an identity (what is the point of Haute Living, anyway? New York and Miami luxury lifestyles? What is that, exactly?…)–would be suffering from money problems. That is, if it is in fact the truth. Read the controversy over Haute Living here.

2 Comments so far

  1. Ryan (unregistered) on July 7th, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    This is true. I also know several Photographers & Writers who have been screwed over by the Publishers of Haute Living. Stay away from them!

  2. Alison (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

    I too have been screwed over by this charade of a magazine, and I’m pursuing my own lawsuit to recover payment due. Since HL gets most (all?) of their stories straight from the PR horses’ mouths, I’m letting them all know as well – as well as some of the subjects who’ve benefited from this joke of a publication. Maybe there will be decency in the media world…

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