Magazine publishing

5 tips to take better photos

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by Jen Landry, Cole’s Classroom If you have ever tried to take professional magazine photos, then you know there’s more to it than just pointing your camera at your subject and shooting. Once you learn these basic techniques, they’ll improve your results. Here are 5 tips for taking better magazine photos. Learn To Tell Stories…

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Risks and rewards of native advertising

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by James Breiner, International Journalists’ Network Although publishers sell conventional ad spaces like the platforms, many quality-news sites are offering something different — native advertising. So, in this post I’m going to tell you what’s different about native advertising, how to make mission and monetization work together, and what some of the risks are. News of…

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It’s our Light at the end of the Tunnel Sale!

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Save 50% on key publishing resources in April The pandemic isn’t quite over yet, but the end is in sight. It’s time to start planning to launch the new magazine you’ve dreamed about. Or, restart one that suffered neglect in the pandemic. It’s time to hone your skills and gain fresh ideas to give your…

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Learn the essential steps for successful magazine publishing

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Tackle the three main areas of magazine publishing—editing, management, and design—in the five-day Introduction to Magazine Publishing course. Bring your staff and allow everyone to learn the skills necessary to work well as a publisher, editor, or designer. As a team, you will learn how to work together to create an effective publishing plan—and an…

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Surprise your reader

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by Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial A great novel usually includes some element of surprise. The writer draws the reader along a path with setting and characters, and then suddenly an unexpected issue arises, or a character behaves in a way that surprises the reader. This element of surprise enhances the story and keeps the…

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Free the writing spirit

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7 Days to a Byline that Pays explains how to tell stories that audiences will read and editors will pay you to write. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, an award-winning writer, communications and media professor, and MTI board member, shared the first few chapters of his book to help you work fast, smart, and get paid for…

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9 Tips for Magazine Editors

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by Andina Kanti, MagLoft These editing tips will help magazine editors to tighten up both their own writing and the writing of those they’re editing. Especially these days, the global magazine publishing industry has had a 4.9% decrease in annual growth between 2012 and 2017 due to competition from online magazines. This has made it more important than…

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Take a walk, find the story

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial After a full day of research on her assigned topic, Ann Wroe says, “I have to go out and walk—to get the first paragraph—and decide how to start the article.” Her weekly topic is confirmed at an editorial meeting at noon on Monday. She does research the rest of…

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The Power of Hope

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by Mike Bennett, Life, Hope, & Truth Sometimes pastors are accused of only having one sermon that they give in hundreds of different ways. Some probably think that about my articles. No matter the subject, my underlying theme seems to always return to hope! And has hope ever been needed more than over the last…

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Getting Started and Mastering the Lead

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7 Days to a Byline that Pays explains how to tell stories that audiences will read and editors will pay you to write. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, an award-winning writer, communications and media professor, and MTI board member, shared the first few chapters of his book to help you work fast, smart, and get paid…

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