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Regional Magazine Glut


January 26, 2006

Regional magazines are consumer publishing's hottest category. It's also the category most likely to be a victim of its own success as the number of magazines serving the same market grow to ridiculous proportions.

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Trying Blogging On For Size


January 26, 2006

by Dale Buss Publishers and editors remain split on the value of blogs to their readers, their publications and their brands, and they're even divided on what makes a good blog. But many agree it isn't too risky or costly to find out whether their prejudices are correct.

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Face Up: Beautiful/Decay


January 5, 2006

Issue: "M" Frequency: Quarterly Launched: 1996 Circulation: 40,000 Creative Director/Founder: Amir H. Fallah Cover Artist: Jesse LeDoux Mission: "To bridge the gap between art and graffiti, underground and mainstream, high and low art."

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Seriously, How Do I Retire Rich?


January 5, 2006

Cover design is a lot like rock-n-roll. No matter how creative or innovative you think you are being with your latest cover, chances are someone's had the same idea or concept before. Sometimes it's intentional. Radar hijacked Esquire 's famous 1968 Muhammad Ali cover;conceived by renowned art director George Lois;for its September/October issue, and even talked to Lois about it.

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Editing for the Outer Circle of Readers


January 5, 2006

Editors usually position a book for longtime readers who are veterans in the field. I call this audience the inner circle. These are the readers an editor knows best because the demo is based upon research and a reader profile in the media kit.

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Citing Creative Differences


January 5, 2006

Editors and designers are both creative types. Yet hammering out a constructive conversation about how to carry forward a design that gets to the core of an article's central theme can be a lesson in frustration.

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