So You Want to Publish a Magazine?

So You Want to Publish a Magazine?

So you want to publish a magazine? This is your guide. It will show you how to take your concept from idea to proper publication, step-by-step. It covers all the nuts and bolts of magazine publishing, from budgeting and distribution to design and print. It also acts as an inspirational resource, with case studies from magazines across the sector – from the most niche indie titles, through the main players of the independent scene, to the most innovative and successful larger scale publications. How many people do you need? Do you want to take advertising? Should you hire a distributor or focus on subscriptions? Interviews with industry insiders – editors, art directors, printers, distributors, retailers and more – are filled with expert tips and examples so you can make the right plan for every aspect of your publishing project. Both print and digital magazines are represented, with a focus on navigating the pitfalls associated with transitioning a print title to digital platforms (and vice versa), mastering social media and creating content specifically for digital readers.

Maybe You Should Write (and Publish) a Magazine

How to Write, Publish and Profit from Regional Special-Interest Magazines

Maybe You Should Write (and Publish) a Magazine

162-page eBook in Adobe PDF format, describes step-by-step process of choosing subjects, finding sales people, creating text, using computer for layout, preparing for printer, shipping, distribution, and customer service.

So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer?

Writing for magazines, newspapers and beyond.

So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer?

So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer - Writing for Magazines, Newspapers and Beyond does exactly what it says in the title - it shows the reader how to write for the newspaper and magazine industry and how to make it in the world of freelance writing. Deborah Durbin is a qualified journalist and has over 15 year's experience working in print media for national magazines and newspapers as a freelance journalist and features writer. She has written for most of the women's national magazines and several national newspapers. She has also been a columnist for two national magazines and has written for specialist titles such as Writing Magazine and Writers' Forum and has 11 books published.

So, You Want to Be a Writer?

How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!

So, You Want to Be a Writer?

Make those writing dreams a reality with this comprehensive guide that explains how to go from staring at an empty page to becoming a published author. Designed to inspire creative expression and help aspiring young writers achieve their dreams, So, You Want to Be a Writer? takes readers through the fulfilling step-by-step process of becoming a professional writer, from learning how to generate ideas to getting published and promoting their work. Aspiring writers will learn how to tackle writer’s block, improve technique, approach publishers, and more. A detailed list of magazines, websites, contests, and book publishers looking for young authors will keep readers’ eyes on the prize, while exclusive interviews with bestselling authors and young published writers will keep them engaged and inspired. So, You Want to Be a Writer? includes exclusive insights from well-known authors, such as the late Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton and fantasy author Amanda Hocking, who self-published her first novels to huge buzz. And profiles on young writers who are out there working right now—from a Vanity Fair blogger to a lyricist—give a real-time perspective to the dream profession.

Weldon Kees and the Midcentury Generation

Letters, 1935-1955

Weldon Kees and the Midcentury Generation

Before he vanished in the fog of San Francisco, Weldon Kees (1914?55) was a poet, storyteller, critic, painter, musician, and filmmaker. What remains is a body of work and a large collection of letters that shed light on Kees?s complex personality. Robert E. Knoll traces the odyssey of a Nebraska boy who made his way in a fiercely competitive national scene, befriending the movers and shakers of the art worlds on both coasts. Kees?s letters?satirical, witty, poetic, gossipy, intensely individual?provide the feel of lives being lived, of a career going forth, and finally, of the darkness that engulfed him when, in Knoll's phrase, he was "ten minutes from triumph."

Encore Performance

How One Woman's Passion Helped a Town Tap Into Happiness

Encore Performance

The inspiring true story of a woman who learned that it’s never too late to live the life you want As a young girl growing up in the 1950s in central Pennsylvania, Vicki Grubic Riordan idolized stars like Shirley Temple and Gene Kelly. She soon found her calling as a dance instructor, but like many baby boomers, she put her passion on hold to focus on starting a family. Only when her marriage ended and she was left with little means of support for herself and her two young sons did Vicki return to her first true love: teaching dance. In doing so, she found much more than a way to make a living: she found a way to make a difference. With her exuberant personality, infectious enthusiasm, and unwavering belief in the magic of movement to make even the darkest times better, Vicki has inspired thousands of women to do things they never dreamed possible. At the age of sixty-two, when her peers were thinking about retirement, Vicki opened the doors to what has become America’s largest adult tap dancing studio. She has gone from teaching fifty students a year to teaching more than five hundred, and thanks to Vicki, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has become the unofficial tap capital of the world and the home of her celebrated “Tap Pups.” The majority of the women (and a handful of men) in her classes are in their fifties and sixties, but instead of yielding to the expectation that they’d be slowing down at this stage of life, tap has helped them to get in touch with their own natural rhythm. Tap helped Anni, 56, get through a difficult divorce with grace. It gave Betsy a newfound self-confidence, and at 57 she was inspired to wear eye makeup for the first time in thirty years. And when Jeanne, 62, was diagnosed with cancer, the Tap Pups rallied to offer their full support. Vicki’s students come from all walks of life: teachers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, insurance agents, therapists, CPAs, retirees—married, divorced, single, and widowed—but through dancing together, no matter their innate talent or years of experience, Vicki’s Tap Pups have found a potent source of friendship, vitality, and fulfillment. After years of putting everyone else first, these women know that now it’s their time to shine. In Encore Performance, Vicki inspires readers of all ages to listen to the beat of their own hearts and dance through life as they were born to do.

Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

Having your own blog isn’t just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone—from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street—has a blog. They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to have one. But to actually build a good blog—to create a blog people want to read—takes thought, planning, and some effort. From picking a theme and using tags to choosing widgets and building a community, creating your blog really starts after you’ve set it up. In Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you’ll learn how to: Install and get your WordPress site running. Set up your site to ensure it can easily grow with you and your readers. Be the master of user accounts. Manage your site with the WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plug-ins. Make the most of images. Work with pages, templates, and links and—of course—publish your posts. Use custom post types and taxonomies to bend WordPress to your will. Deal with comments—if you even want readers commenting at all. Find a theme and make it your own.

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version

WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Magazine Law

A Practical Guide

Magazine Law

Magazine Law is a comprehensive guide to the law for magazine journalists, editors and managers. Written by a barrister experienced in publishing and copyright law and a former magazine journalist and law lecturer, the book addresses the special needs of the magazine industry and explains the laws that regulate and seek to determine what journalists can and cannot publish, and how these laws are applied in everyday situations. Written specifically for all those in the magazine industry, as well as students of magazine journalism, the authors address issues which directly affect day to day practice. The legal and regulatory framework is illustrated with case studies and up-to-date examples of precedent setting cases. Topics covered include: * the legal process and the distinction between criminal and civil law * the role of the courts and reporting court procedure * defamation, fair-comment and libel * product testing and criticism * copyright and passing off * law for photographers, picture researchers and the use of illustrations * privacy and trespass * competition, lotteries and magazine promotion * sub-editing errors and inaccurate copy * ethical and professional issues facing journalists Codes of Practice published by the Press Complaints Commission and National Union of Journalists are set out in appendices, as are requirements for the award of a National Vocational Qualification in Periodical Journalism in Press Law and Ethics. A glossary of legal terms is included.