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Should you attend the magazine design course?

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Magazine design is much more than simply arranging type and art on a spread. Your magazine’s job is to talk to your readers in a way they can understand. Your words do that, but the magazine’s design also talks to your readers. What is your magazine telling your readers? Your readers may not know what…

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Get organized with the article status chart

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An article status chart is one system to help keep track of the progress of work on upcoming issues. This sample chart (for a bimonthly magazine) shows the status of assigned articles. You may also choose to use project management software or cloud-based solutions. *You can download this chart and many more free samples here.

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Your brand personality

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What is brand personality? What is your brand personality? Hint: It’s not your personality. It’s not your team’s vibe. It’s not the look and feel of your product. It might not even be what you had in mind when starting your company. Start by describing your brand as if it were a person. Make a…

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Please pause and pray with MTI

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It is that time of year again. The staff of MTI pray together multiple times a week regarding MTI’s future and impact, each other, and the Christian publishers around the world. Once a year, we pause and gather for a Prayer and Planning Retreat. We spend a few days of dedicated time seeking God’s guidance…

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Publishing professionals from three continents to speak at Magazine Publishing Institute in Nairobi

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Nine highly-respected Christian publishing professionals will serve as trainers in the Magazine Publishing Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, 30 September – 6 October, 2018. The first training event offered by Magazine Training International in Africa, the institute consists of intensive courses on magazine editing, magazine management, and magazine design. Although participants enroll in only one course,…

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kenya

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In case joining Magazine Training International and Christians in publishing from around the world for the first time in Africa for professional training isn’t enough, then come to see the beauty and culture of Kenya. Register now! 1. The Maasai Mara National Reserve Arguably the most popular safari destination on Earth. The land is famous for its wealth…

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The Censor in Your Mind

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By Carla Foote, Fine Print Editorial I was struck by a line in the obituary for Simin Behbahani, an Iranian poet. “The danger, she knew, was in doing the censors’ work for them, by heeding the voice in her mind that had begun to warn her: ‘Don’t write this, they won’t allow it to be…

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How I stay fresh in my writing and keep learning

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By Nzandi Murry English is my second language. That means I need to do extra work to keep my writing from getting stale. Over the years, I have tried many tips and tricks to become a better wordsmith. Here are some that have really worked for me: Thinking with ink Before I begin reading, I wear…

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Next Biblica Virtual course begins soon

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We are glad to let you know about a Spanish-language online course on creating comics from a Christian perspective. A una semana del inicio de nuestro curso libre: “Creación de Cómics con perspectivas cristianas”, con el diseñador gráfico Jose Carlos Gutiérrez. Este curso lo ofrecemos LetraViva Red, Media Associates International (MAI) y COMIX35/Christian Comics International.…

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5 Things Every Beginner Photographer Needs

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Making the leap from taking photos with a point-and-shoot or your mobile phone to getting serious with a camera body, lenses, a tripod, and other gear is serious business. For starters, photography gear can be expensive…really expensive. And secondly, there’s simply a ton of gear out there to choose from. That means it can be hard…

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