Ebook experiments

As we announced in the Autumn 2012 Journal news, we are researching different ways of distributing the Journal electronically, so we can avoid the hefty costs of mailing and printing whilst maintaining quality. This is likely to take some time as we to look carefully at the various options to see what will work best for our readers.

We have been looking in to how we can turn Journal articles into formats that can be read on ebook readers and tablets. Some of the feedback we have had suggests that some people find it easier to read on ebook readers (that allow you to resize the font whilst keeping the same page size) than on a computer. Some who are partially sighted are really looking forward to having versions available that have larger text, or even can be read out through an ebook reader or computer.

As part of our research I have converted a recent article of mine from the last issue into pdf, epub and mobi format. You can find it here: Time to Live?

It seems that epub format is useful for Apple devices, some ebook readers and some tablets. The mobi format can be read by Amazon Kindles. The pdf format remains useful if you wish to print out the article. A full list of what works on what device is available from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats

We would very much appreciate any feedback on how useful readers find it to have ebook versions of the article, and if anything can be improved in its presentation. You can send emails via the contact page.

With best wishes,

Rev. Berwyn

 

 

Autumn Journal to printers

Dear readers,

The autumn issue has been sent to the printers (on Sept 10th). We expect it to be back by late September ready to mail out. As David and Peter of Tyneside Free Press have retired we are using a printer recommended by them (‘Express litho’ of Washington, Tyne & Wear) for the first time. Our thanks to David and Peter for doing such a good job of the printing over the years.

Our US printing is still being done by Marrakech, who have been very reliable over the years.

This issue has articles on Generosity, Training with Adversity,  and meditation practice, as well as pieces on our attitude to ‘busyness’, and learning from the death of a loved one.

Also to note the Journal editor will be away from 14th – 29th Sept visiting family, so I won’t be able to reply to emails until the end of Sept.

Deadlines for Autumn issue-revised

The deadline for news submissions for the Autumn issue is 20thth August.

For articles, we will need them to be finalized by August 23rd for them to get in the Autumn issue. I would need to see a draft by mid-August to get an idea of the length of the article.

Thanks for your help with this.

Berwyn

Summer issue being mailed out now for European subscribers

We got the Journal back from the printers today, so we’ll start mailing out this week, and everyone in the UK and Europe should have their copy by the end of June.

This is the last issue that Tyneside Free Press are doing for us, as David and Peter are retiring. Our thanks for their patience and the high quality of their work over the years.

 

Deadlines for the Summer issue

The deadline for news and articles to go in the Summer issue is 21st May.

We aim to get the Summer issue to the printers by the first week of June, so it will reach people by the end of June.

The Spring issue was mailed out to all current subscribers by the 9th April. If you haven’t received your copy use the contact us form and let us know.