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The Ebony Archive

 

Ebony with its sister publication Jet were the pre-eminent popular magazines of American black culture. They were founded and owned by the Johnson Publishing company of Chicago but in recent years have foundered with falling circulation and a difficulty in transitioning to a digital or multi-media strategy. The Johnson Publishing company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in April and put all its assets up for sale.

The good-news side of this sad story is that among the assets was … Keep Reading

Publisher 1-On-1: The Poetry Society

It’s that time again; time to grill one of our prized publishers about everything magazine-related.

Today it’s the turn of Mike Sims from The Poetry Society, publishers of The Poetry Review. The quarterly has been home to the best contemporary poetry and writing about poetry since 1912, featuring work by internationally renowned and emerging poets, both Nobel Prize winners and newcomers.

For all the latest news, you can follow Mike (@abosimian) and The Poetry Society (@PoetrySociety) on … Keep Reading

The Exact Editions Title Showcase

We are delighted to introduce a new feature to the Exact Editions platform.

The Title Showcase — http://www.exacteditions.com/titleshowcase

The showcase is a rotating carousel of free content that will be updated weekly. Each week we will select one archived issue from a selection of magazines and this will be visible to anyone who has the access link above.

Readers can use this feature to preview a variety of magazines, explore archives and test the functionality of the platform. For publishers, … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 21

In Volume 21 we enjoyed chatting with Yvonne from Tobermory Library located in Argyll, Scotland.

You can find the Argyll Libraries on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiveArgyllLib

Word of the Week

Ataraxia
A state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity. The word derives from the Ancient Greek (ἀταραξία) and it generally thought to have first been used by Pyrrho and other philosophers who believed this state was linked to maximising lucid thinking. Outside of philosophy it was used to describe the ideal … Keep Reading

Publisher 1-On-1: Carcanet

Hello and welcome to a brand new blog feature! 🌟

In this new series, we’re grilling Exact Editions’ publishing partners for insight into their role, their publication and the future of the publishing industry (as well as a few lighter-hearted questions too, fret not!)

First up is Michael Schmidt, founder and editor of literary magazine PN Review. You can find both on Twitter here:

Michael: @4Michael7

PN Review: @PN_Review 

So without further ado, on with the … Keep Reading

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