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What is an Issue Wrap?

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An issue wrap is a second cover on a magazine. They are not usually put on magazines to be displayed for single-copy sale. However, they are sometimes used on magazines mailed to subscribers. Issue wraps not only provide extra protection for the cover, but can serve as a tool to: advertise special offers to subscribers,…

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Developing good employees

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First, to find good employees, look for people everywhere you go who are hard working, want to learn, have a servant’s heart and a positive attitude. Since it’s easier to train someone to do a job, hire for character and train for experience. Always recognize that people are your greatest asset and the key to…

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Where to Cut

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I relish the challenge of cutting an article down to size. Not that there is anything wrong with 1,000 words, but usually I need to fit an article into a particular spot in a magazine. While writers have a word count with their assignment, they often go over their allotment. Even for online content, where…

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MTI Trainer Contributed to “The Kingstone Bible” graphic novel

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Magazine Training International is pleased to announce that trainer Nate Butler was involved in the recently released graphic novel The Kingstone Bible, Vol. 5.  The Kingstone Bible is the most complete graphic adaptation of the Bible ever done. The 2000-page, twelve-volume collection illustrates in exquisite detail the grand story of the Bible. Each volume is a…

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Putting our money where our eyes are

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Subscribing to periodicals for the common good By Mark Galli, Christianity Today This issue celebrates the 60th anniversary of this magazine. That is no small accomplishment in our media environment. Our continued success is in large part due to the fact that you, gentle reader of the print magazine, have subscribed to receive it. But…

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Would you like to join the Crisis Publishing Coalition?

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We’re forming a coalition of organizations that want to stand behind and promote the Crisis Publishing Initiative. Your organization could be a part of our board of reference for the Crisis Publishing Initiative on 15-18 October, 2017 in Europe. Coalition members advertise the program to their constituents, recommend speakers, and serve as advisors to MTI…

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Why You Should Join the Directory

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We are passionate about helping Christian magazine publishers succeed and we love hearing about your magazines. One of the ways we can connect with you is through our one-of-a-kind online directory of Christian magazines. Here are a few reasons to join the directory: It’s free. It’s easy. Just fill out this form. It allows our…

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Say it concisely

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“75% of all revision is eliminating words already written; the remaining 25% is improving the words that remain.” –Theodore Cheney, Getting the Words Right Mr. Cheney is right. Leaving in extra words is like putting rocks in the reader’s backpack. It only slows him down and makes the journey more difficult. Many writers will set…

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Answers to Your Questions

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Magazine Training International gets asked a lot of the same questions. Here are some answers to the most common ones: Q: Why do I need to update my directory listing every year? A: We often have writers looking for Christian magazines to submit their work to. If your listing is up-to-date we can refer them to…

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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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