The Magazine Diaries

by Steve Watson in July 2014
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Sometimes it seems like everyone has got a theory on the future of magazine publishing these days.

The prognostications are as varied as they are numerous, but one sure thing amongst all the second-guessing is that magazines are going through a period of profound change. That makes this an interesting time to be working in the medium, which is why Peter Houston of Flipping Pages has decided to record it for posterity.

He’s asking magazine makers to send him 100 words “on what it’s like to be a magazine professional in the middle of the biggest disruption in publishing history”. My effort was published on the site earlier this week, and other favourites so far include Kai Brach from Offscreen on the power of making something real, and David Hicks from Magvault on digital publishing.

The results will be printed in The Magazine Diaries, a real world book to be launched at Magfest on 5 September, with all proceeds going to the MagAid charity that uses magazines to improve literacy. What’s not to like?

Deadline for submissions is 30 July but don’t leave it until then – head over to Magazine Diaries and make your contribution today.

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