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Dad Magazine

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Packed with dad jokes and parenting humor, this parody "magazine" is the perfect gift for Fathers Day or cool dads anytime. This hilarious dad-centric satire is the first "magazine" written exclusively by dads, for dads! Complete with hard-hitting feature reporting (What's Going On with Your Neighbor's Lawn?), in-depth lifestyle articles (How to Talk to Your Son About Growing A Beard), fashion tips (Buying Shoes on eBay: A Guide), and insightful opinion pieces (These Smoke Detectors Are Too Damn Sensitive, If You Ask Me), this is the perfect faux periodical for dads of every age, facial-hair style, and sandals/socks combo. Photos, illustrations, and humorous (fake) advertisements throughout showcase all the frustrations, failures, and funny moments that make up the face of modern fatherhood.
Category: Family & Relationships. ISBN: 9781594748646

Magazine Editing

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Including comprehensive coverage on both print and online, consumer and free magazines, Magazine Editing looks at how magazines work and explains the dual role of the magazine editor. John Morrish and Paul Bradshaw consider the editor both as a journalist, having to provide information and entertainment for readers, and as a manager, expected to lead and supervise successfully the development of a magazine or periodical. Looking at the current state of the magazine market in the twenty-first century, the third edition explains how this has developed and changed in recent years, with specific attention paid to the explosion of apps, e-zines, online communities and magazine websites. Featuring case studies, interviews with successful editors, examples of covers and spreads, and useful tables and graphs, this book discusses the editor's many roles and details the skills needed to run a publication. Magazine Editing offers practical guidance on: how to create an editorial strategy how to lead and manage an editorial team researching a market and finding new readers dealing with budgets and finance working with designers and production staff legal, technological and ethical dilemmas online distribution, social media and search engine optimisation managing information overload how to become an editor.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines. ISBN: 9780415608343

Magazine Writing

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What does it take to launch a career writing for magazines? In this comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to magazine writing, students will learn everything from the initial story pitch all the way through to the final production, taking with them the essential tools and skills they will need for today's rapidly changing media landscape. Written by a team of experienced writers and editors, Magazine Writing teaches the time-tested rules for good writing alongside the modern tools for digital storytelling. From service pieces to profiles, entertainment stories and travel articles, it provides expert guidance on topics such as: developing saleable ideas; appealing to specific segments of the market; navigating a successful pitch; writing and editing content for a variety of areas, including service, profiles, entertainment, travel, human interest and enterprise Chock full of examples of published works, conversations with successful magazine contributors and bloggers, and interviews with working editors, Magazine Writing gives students all the practical and necessary insights they need to jumpstart a successful magazine writing career.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines. ISBN: 9780415892766

Magazine Journalism

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A much needed digest of magazine journalism that analyses the origins of this global format with a view to understanding the future directions of the magazine model. It takes an economic and policy focused stance to provide a comprehensive analysis of not just the magazine, but the magazine industry.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9781847870292

PS Magazine

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Will Eisnerbest known for his influential comic book series The Spirit and his groundbreaking graphic novel A Contract with God believed in the teaching power of comics, and from 1951 to 1971 he produced PS magazine for the U.S. Army. This Preventive Maintenance Monthly (called PS because it was a postscript to the standard technical manuals) was aimed at teaching American soldiers everything about weapons safety for vehicles, aircraft, firearms, and electronics. Eisner illustrated these vital lessons in drawings, pinups, step-by-step guides, and comic strips. This collection contains the best of Eisner's 227 issues of PS , reproduced in a portable digest format. This relatively unknown work by Eisner is finally exploredthe missing link between his comic books and his later, more mature graphic novel style. Praise for PS Magazine : "For the first time, Will Eisner's superlative work for the U.S. Army has been assembled into a single collection. The result shows the artist's keen understanding of the educative power of graphic storytelling. From 1951 to 1971, between The Spirit and A Contract with God, Eisner produced PS Magazine for the army in order to teach the common soldier how best to use, maintain, repair, and requisition their equipment. From explaining how to load a truck correctly to why it won't start, Eisner used a combination of humor, sound technical writing, and graphic storytelling to educate the soldiers. His magazines could be found at the front lines, in the officer's mess, and in the quarters of senior military officials. It featured a cast of recurring characters like the loveable Joe Dope and the voluptuous Connie Rodd, who headlined featured segments like Joe's Dope Sheet and the provocatively named Connie Rodd's Briefs. With Eisner's wonderful artwork and clarity of style making sometimes difficult concepts easy to understand, it's no wonder PS Magazine was so popular with military personnel. A fascinating document for both fans of Eisner and military history buffs." - Publishers Weekly starred review These amusing yet pragmatic sketches provide a missing-link' comics document for fans and demonstrate the same mastery of his craft that marked Eisner's better-known works. Booklist An instructional model for today's producers of nonfiction comics, which too often lack such visual traction, this also has appeal for military buffs, vehicle junkies, and Eisner fans. Library Journal The enthusiast who's been nurturing a curiosity about Eisner's lost years will find all he needs to know from this beautifully produced little volume. The Comics Journal "Eisner understood comics' potential for education decades before his peers, and PS magazine was his first laboratory. This thoughtful new collection is an essential addition to the Eisner library." -Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780810997486

Magazine Law

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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.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780415151412

Magazine Production

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Magazine Production presents a guide to the practical processes of taking a magazine from initial idea to final product. This second edition provides important revisions on these production processes by examining the technological and business advancements which have reshaped the magazine industry in the last decade. Brand new chapters document the rise of digital media and identify its impact on magazine creation. They also include new guidance on designing online, tablet and mobile editions, as well as for print. Magazine Production explains the business of magazines in the UK, Europe and North America, and the roles of marketing, publishing and advertising in establishing a successful title. This edition also addresses the move by publishers towards e-commerce, multimedia content and events to promote their brands and sell products. With information on professional bodies such as the Professional Publishers Association, an expert overview of magazine markets and a breakdown of roles within editorial and design departments, this book offers readers practical steps to achieving success in magazine publishing today. Magazine Production includes: an introduction to the history, markets and audiences of magazines explanations of the roles of publishers and advertising teams as part of the business of magazines a comparison between print and new systems of digital circulation, with particular focus on mobile platforms; guidance on setting up editorial teams, and best practice for producing feature, news and review copy information on designing and laying out a title for print or digital distribution legal and ethical issues affecting magazine editors and publishers a consideration of the future of magazines.
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9781138122147

Nemesis Magazine #6

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Investigating a mysterious cloud of smoke on the Caribbean Sea, Rachel Rocket and her partner, Hank Rowan, crash land on an island where an evil industrialist is building the world's most terrible weapons of mass destruction! Soon Rachel has been sentenced to a life of soul-destroying drudgery in the bowels of a mysterious factory no one leaves alive.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 1588735591

Developments in Magazine Printing

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Fragmentation of the magazine marketplace has led to an increase in circulation, with diversity attracting new readers and brands pushing corporate magazines to customers. For example Sky's magazine has a circulation of over 7 million, and this trend doesn't look to be changing. This is good news for magazine printers, however, getting and retaining this business means being up to date with the latest developments in the printing process, embracing new technologies and making efficiency gains in this competitive marketplace. This brand new study from IntertechPira examines the magazine printing industry and gets you up to speed on key drivers and trends affecting the industry, advances in paper and inks and how they can enhance the process and the strategies and developments at key printers and suppliers.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 1847358225

Off Magazine Street

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Fallen from grace and shunned by respectable society, Bobby Long is joyously content drowning his past in cheap hooch and bedding any woman with low standards and high tolerance. His partner, an unproductive writer named Byron Burns, is happy to join him for the long ride down. Their distant salvation is an unwritten manuscript sure to redeem their standing and pride though both know it's just a thin reason to get up and go to the bar. When their latest female companion dies in their fleabag hotel room, the duo find themselves putting up her young but futureless daughter, Hanna. Despite their own dishonorable intentions and aging desires, the pair cannot abide her lack of ambition and low expectations for herself. Together, they dust off their teachers' instincts and conspire to use every means necessary legal, illegal, fair, and unfair to get Hanna into college. Fueled by the purest motives they can muster, the men battle the seduction of vice to give Hanna a chance, and discover for themselves that true character doesn't drown easily. From the Author: "I started writing this book in the late 1980s, and finished it about ten years ago. It is fictional but based largely on my experiences and observations of my friends. I set the story in New Orleans, painting my own interpretation of places I familiarized myself with while my son was a student at Tulane University. The characters are born of a very real conglomerate of the memories I've formed over the years, and those memories have become a vehicle to explore things about myself. I used the character Byron Burns, based on the mannerisms of a friend now gone, as a way to express my ambition as a writer. Like the character Hanna, I grew up somewhat disadvantaged, and in many ways her story is mine. I was friends with a man whose name was Bobby Long. His character in the story is loosely based on my observations of his personality, although the novel is in no way meant to depict events in his life only the lessons I learned from it: that goodness can occur far from conventional morality, and beautiful things can look ugly at first glance. Before my friend Bobby Long died several years ago, he asked my son Grayson to write a song about him. My son titled the song 'A Love Song for Bobby Long'. Bobby had said to me many times over the years, Boy, you're going to write a book about me one of these days. And so I have. This is my love song to Bobby Long." About the Author: Ronald Everett Capps is a graduate of Auburn University and lives in Fairhope, Alabama, where, in addition to writing, he paints and sculpts. 'Off Magazine Street' is his first novel.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781596921320
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