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Issue 6

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Crossing Over

Go toward the light—of your computer monitor, that is. [FPO] reviews 10 digital edition companies to compare their strengths. After you check out our story, click here to find links to each company’s version of our MAGZ A-to-Z issue and see how they run.

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Picture Perfect

Photo guidelines and shot lists aren’t hurting creativity; they help your highly-paid vendor deliver the goods. Read more.

 

 

Issue 5

Scope Featurefeature

Scope — What’s In, What’s Out and Why

Part four of our six-part series takes a close look at what you choose — or choose not — to put in your publication. The breadth and depth of your content is your scope, and fully understanding how it matters to your readers, advertisers and investors is another critical element in growing a successful publication. Read more.

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Do You Need OpenType?

Sure, it’s sexy, what with all its features and cross-platform capability, but really, do you want to throw away the thousands of dollars worth of perfectly good fonts you already own? Read more.

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Gone But Not Forgotten: Sassy

 

 

Issue4Issue 4: Fall 2008
(The MAGZ A to Z Issue)

FPO Magazine presents 60 pages chock full of stories and tidbits that should prove enlightening, useful, insightful, intriguing, or just plain fun to all the wordsmiths and artists who love to produce magazines.

Take a look at Letter A, Letter O, and Letter V!

 

Issue 3: Summer 2008

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SOS: Illustrations Worth
a Thousand Words

What makes an illustration pop off the page — or fall flat? Engage your readers or leave them wanting? This [FPO] short course on illustration helps you get the most from illustrations you commission and stock art you buy. Whatever your budget. Read More...

DEPARTMENT

Did Good Design Create a Candidate?

Obama has a big “O” (no, not just Oprah) and it may have won him the Democratic nomination. Read More...

 

 

Issue 2: Spring 2008

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FPO] Redesign Guide

Like death and taxes, a redesign is an inevitable part of producing publications. You can do it the hard way — cranking out something in-house while trying to maintain your regular production schedule — or you can plan redesigns into your budgets and approach them with plenty of preparation. Armed with time and money, it’s easier to create an updated magazine that impresses readers and excites staff. Finding the right help — whether it’s in-house or not — is easier if you have resources, so [FPO] has inaugurated its listing of publication designers to give you someplace to start. Read More...

Click Here to go directly to the FPO Magazine Redesign directory.

DEPARTMENTS

First, Let’s Kill All the Editors

Having your lawyer check your publication before it goes to press might not be such a crazy idea. Read More...

Go Deep

Breaking convention can be fun for the designer and the reader. Rotating copy and images is just one way. Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind. Read More...

 

 

Issue 1: Winter 2008

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What Do You WANT From Me?

Great magazines don’t just happen — they’re made by creative pros who collaborate and prove that the whole is always greater than the sum of the parts. These ten POINTS help designers understand how to turn raw editorial into effective layouts and motivate editors to present their stories to reap the maximum design potential for publication. Read More...

DEPARTMENTS

RFP Makes a Great Redesign Simple as 1-2-3

What to ask for when you’re looking for an outside firm to remake your magazine, and how to get the redesign you need. Read More...

Stock Market — Always Low Prices

Comparing five ultra-low-cost stock services against each other — and the higher-priced spread. Read More...

 

 

BestiaryThe Magazine Bestiary

Bestiary: A medieval collection of stories providing physical and allegorical descriptions of real or imaginary animals along with an interpretation of the moral significance each animal was thought to embody.

FPO has been putting together our own bestiary, check it out here...