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MTI Holds Magazine Training Conference in Kenya

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By Michael Ray Smith NAIROBI, Kenya — E-Life editor Bola Adewara loves to tell audiences about the first issue of his magazine. He received an unsolicited telephone call in his Lagos, Nigeria, office asking him the budget he needed to get his first issue to press. “Budget?” Adewara asked. “I don’t know.” That’s when a…

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Communicating Data

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial Data is just a Google-search away – from sources around the world. Content is available in all formats and platforms. In the midst of so much content and data, it takes insight and discernment to provide accurate, clear and relevant information that informs and equips. Here are a few…

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The Image Budget

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An Image Budget is used to keep track of images ordered, listing the article for which the image was ordered, who did the work, what price was originally agreed upon, and the amount actually billed. This form is a great way for the magazine’s art director to keep track of requested art and stay organized…

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Join us on Social Media

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Did you know that you can join us on multiple social media sites? Each site has information on MTI, announcements about our newest resources, and content relevant to you as you strive to publish the best magazine possible. Don’t forget the social aspect–join us and other publishers around the world in conversation! You can find…

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Don’t miss the Magazine Publishing Institute!

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This is your chance to learn with other publishing professionals on 30 Sept. – 6 Oct.  Don’t just stand by and watch while some 65 Christian publishing professionals from 15 countries gather in Nairobi, Kenya, next week. Find your place at our first conference in Africa. Listen to some of the world’s most respected journalists,…

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8 Ways CEOs can become Chief Encouragement Officers

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By: Ken Gosnell Business appreciation is a paradox. Appreciation is the one employee development tool that costs the business nothing. It is also the one benefit that all employees need and desire. According to Gallup, “Only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work…

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Join our mailing list

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Did you know that you can join our free mailing list to keep up-to-date on all the resources and training that we offer? We send out emails and occasionally snail mail about our conferences, online workshops, online courses, e-books, video training sessions, and more. You can check our website for all of the new resources,…

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Work “with” instead of “for” your audience

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Vera Fesianava is the Associate Art Director of Noiv Kovcheg (Noah’s Ark) magazine in Ukraine, a Christian publication for children. Their mission is to discover the principles of building a happy family life for parents and children through the knowledge of God and his Word. To view the magazine look them up on Issuu. Join…

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Know Your Typography Terms

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Ever have trouble communicating with others regarding typography? Use these key terms to pave the way to better understanding. ascender – The part of a lower-case letter that extends above the x-height. baseline – The invisible line on which the letters rest. boldface – A heavier version of the normal weight of a typeface. centered – A typographic arrangement…

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Meet the Trainers for the Magazine Publishing Institute

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The trainers are looking forward to meeting you on 30 September at the Magazine Publishing Institute. Each of them is an expert in their field with a heart for raising up leaders in Christian publishing. Hailing from Kenya, Brazil, and the U.S., these trainers come from various backgrounds and publications large and small. Here is…

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