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How writing an outline can save you time and stress

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Is it easier for you to sit down and start writing or to think through what you want to say ahead of time? Although it adds an extra step before you put pen to paper, there are six really good reasons that prove why taking the extra time to outline your article is worth it…

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Help us reach a broken world

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Is the world really broken? Well, not literally. But we see fractures everywhere. Families and marriages in distress, countries at war with one another, terrorism, devastating floods, crime, refugee movements… What can one person do? As individuals, our options are limited. But, Christian publishers can exercise the power of the press to impact readers, their…

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Getting Printing Bids for Your Publication

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Despite the prevalence of digital today, print is far from dead. An important part of your publication process is getting printing bids. The process includes making decisions about: Choose between digital and offset printing Digital is best for small quantities, usually more economical, and can have a shorter turnaround time. Offset is higher quality, better…

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Amazing DVD Sale this Month

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Do you want to experience the professional growth that an MTI course can give you? Save big on the resources you need to grow you skills and make your magazine stand out. During September, our design and management DVD courses are on sale at an amazing discount. DVD courses are 90% off! Coupon sale code:…

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Pray with Us

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Although the staff of MTI prays together multiple times a week, we gather once a year for a Prayer and Planning Retreat. We spend three days of dedicated time seeking God’s guidance for MTI in the coming year. This year we are seeking wisdom and direction for the upcoming Crisis Publishing Initiative in October 2017. The staff and board…

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New Book by MTI Trainer on Getting a Byline that Pays

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Magazine Training International is pleased to announce that trainer Dr. Michael Ray Smith has published a new book. 7 Days to a Byline That Pays explains how to tell stories that audiences will read and editors will pay you to write. Delivered in a breezy and compact manner, this book will help you work fast,…

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Humanitarian Disaster Institute Joins Crisis Publishing Coalition

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Magazine Training International (MTI) is pleased to announce that Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) of Wheaton College has joined the Crisis Publishing Coalition. Coalition members are organizations and individuals who make up a board of reference for the Crisis Publishing Initiative: Professional Training in Covering Crises to be held 15 – 18 October, 2017, in Europe. Coalition members advertise…

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Designers and Editors Can Have a Healthy Relationship

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The partnership between editor and designer has become one of the most delicate and demanding professional relationships. While it is acknowledged that the ultimate authority lies with the editor, who is responsible for the entire editorial product, the most successful magazines results from mutual respect between designer and editor. Anything less than genuine respect will…

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Discussion: What makes a photo great?

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“Good photography requires a blend of trained eye and an imaginative mind.” –Bernice Abbot One of the most difficult–and rewarding– challenges for a photographer is to produce a creative, compelling portrait. But capturing an image that uniquely projects something of depth about a person will be one of the most important ways to develop engaging…

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The Politics of Editorial Content

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In an ideal world, editorial judgment is based on intersection of the needs of the audience, the goals of the organization and the merit of the content. However, from time to time, there are other factors that enter into the editorial grid. An article or topic that would not be used based on needs, goals…

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