01/04/2012 10:29 am ET Updated Jan 04, 2012

The Kardashians Are Getting Their Own Magazine: REPORT

The Kardashians are plotting total world domination.

Well, maybe not, world domination, but there's talk the Kardashians are about to expand their brand once again.

Page Six reports the reality TV family are close to landing a deal with American Media Inc., -- parent company to Star, The National Enquirer, Shape and Playboy -- to launch a magazine about the family.

According to Page Six's source, the magazine is the Kardashians' idea and they've been reaching out to several media outlets, with plans to be "heavily involved" with the editorial process.

Sources say the magazine could launch as soon as this spring and it has some in the industry wondering if this is a move to combat the bad publicity the family has received over allegations of using child labor to manufacture their products, and of course Kim's short-lived marriage. The paper quotes an anonymous competitor as saying, "Now the Kardashians can spin their own stories in print."

Less pessimistic insiders says the magazine will be more of a fanzine devoted to the family, similar to the blogs the family members maintain through BuzzMedia Inc., that are a platform for Kardashian events, merchandise, plugs for sponsors and trips down Kardashian memory lane.