MTI to host French-language magazine training conference in West Africa

In mid September, some 70 current and prospective Christian magazine publishers from six French-speaking African countries will descend on La Sabliere, a conference center near Abidjan, Ivory Coast. For seven days they will listen to six experienced trainers speak on the basics of magazine publishing, from concept to finished product. They will learn the keys […]

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Christianity Today Appoints Timothy Dalrymple as New President/CEO

The Christianity Today Board of Directors has unanimously elected Dr. Timothy Dalrymple as its next president and CEO. He will begin his new role May 1, 2019. “Tim comes to CT at a strategic time,” said board chair Eugene Habecker, “He has a remarkable opportunity to build on the foundation put in place by retiring […]

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MTI Holds Magazine Training Conference in Kenya

By Michael Ray Smith, Special to EPA   NAIROBI, Kenya — E-Life editor Bola Adewara loves to tell audiences about the first issue of his magazine. He received an unsolicited telephone call in his Lagos, Nigeria, office asking him the budget he needed to get his first issue to press. “Budget?” Adewara asked. “I don’t know.” […]

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Journalism Lab Explores Reader Engagement

They just had an ‘Engaged Journalism’ meeting in Texas and invited an EPA representative. What I learned might change your approach to publishing. By Mark A. Kellner AUSTIN, Texas — “I hope you haven’t been too uncomfortable here,” one of the participants at the Engaged Journalism Lab, sponsored by the Democracy Fund, said to me. […]

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EPA Mourns Loss of Two Industry Leaders

The Evangelical publishing community lost two accomplished leaders within the span of three days in late June. On June 26, 2017, Rev. Jim Reapsome passed away at the age of 88 in Downer’s Grove, IL. Reapsome, an honorary member of EPA for his long years of service in the association, was the founder of The […]

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EPA Joins Effort for 2017 Int’l Conference on Publishing in Crisis

The Evangelical Press Association has signed on as a coalition member for an international conference dealing with publishing about crises. It will be held in Europe next year. The Crisis Publishing Institute, organized by Colorado Springs-based Magazine Training International, is scheduled for October 15-18, 2017, possibly in Frankfurt or Budapest. Terrorist attacks, displaced refugees, war, hunger, poverty […]

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The Christian Writer’s Market Guide Changes Hands

The owner and president of the Steve Laube Agency has announced his purchase of the rights to The Christian Writer’s Market Guide from bestselling author Jerry Jenkins. Laube will become Publisher of the 2017 edition. The Guide has been used as a resource in the inspirational market for over 30 years. It was created by […]

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Postal rates might rise in 2016 and 2017

For nonprofit mailers, including religious periodicals, postal rate hikes might be on the horizon as early as the end of this year, with further, inflation-based increases in 2017. That and other news emerged in July, as the U.S. Postal Service’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee met in Washington D.C. and two bills moved through legislative committee. […]

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10 Tips for Choosing a Magazine Printer

By D. Eadward Tree The United States has more than 20,000 printing businesses. When it comes to producing magazines, you can probably ignore at least 98% of those. Lots of printers can print magazines. (“Sure, we print magazines. We print everything,” says Vinny, that fast-talking friend of a friend who sells for a local printing company. […]

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