Paul Clipper wrote a Kindle Book on the subject but was too shy to mention it. Here it is for your reading pleasure:
Paul Clipper got his start in magazine writing by taking a trip to California in 1976 just to see what would happen next. He was hired as Assistant Editor at Challenge Publication's Dirt Rider magazine, working under Editor Rik Paul. His auspicious start lasted only two months before Challenge killed the title and left both the editors jobless.
A small amount of freelance photography and writing, as well as a job in a commercial photo lab, kept Clipper on the West Coast, where he eventually landed a freelance job with Rick "Super Hunky" Sieman, writing copy for a pair of enthusiast car magazines. This association led to a job at Dirt Bike magazine when Sieman was asked to come back and edit the failing title once again (he was the creator of Dirt Bike magazine in 1971).
Paul Clipper signed on as Managing Editor in late 1978, and within the next six years the pair worked to make Dirt Bike the number one off road motorcycle magazine in the world. A disagreement with the publisher of Dirt Bike in 1985 led Clipper to take a job with KTM America as Advertising Manager, and his West Coast residency ended in favor of a move to Ohio.
In 1986, Clipper bought New England's Trail Rider Magazine from the second owners of the title, and he began a small publishing company to deliver Trail Rider to its growing list of subscribers every month. Clipper was the publisher of Trail Rider for more than 24 years, writing hundreds of feature stories and columns, and shooting thousands of photos along the way.
In summer 2010, Clipper sold the Trail Rider title and retired from the off road scene. Permanently? Probably not. In the mean time he stays active riding dual sport bikes and street bikes, and digging through his archives to find more things to publish!