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The thrill of reading

The ability to read is the single most liberating skill that a human being can learn.

Once you can read, you can define your own future by reading what you want to, need to and adore. It’s a personal gift that never fades.

Magazines are a treasured part of why I love reading. They inform, entertain, occasionally irritate and always educate me. They’re made up of an extraordinary mix of focus, passion and the energy that editors pour into a single ephemeral publication.

The never-ending carousel of launches and the ever-changing publishing landscape keep me thrilled to this day.

Kerin O’Connor | Chief Executive, The Week; Executive Director, Dennis Publishing

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Start with the cover

Start with the cover.

Work out what you want to say and why you want to say it.

Make it mean something. Make it yours, for your readers, for your title, don’t care a sausage what the other fella’s done with his. Be tough, never say ‘that’ll do’, don’t be scared to start again if it’s not working. Give it hips.

Then send it, feel relieved. Then worry about it constantly until you see it on the page, the great smelling, new, fresh page. Spot mistakes, fret, promise yourself you’ll make it better next time.

Then start with the cover…

Paul McNamee | Editor, Big Issue

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