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== Overview ==
 
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== Obtaining a copy ==
 
== Obtaining a copy ==
  
The magazine is available in [http://www.themagpi.com/ electronic formats] (pdf and flash) as well as a printed magazine.  Since this is a community project, it is helpful to donate a small amount or purchase one printed copy of the magazine.  Proceeds from sales and donations go towards the community and keeping the magazine online.
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The magazine is available in [http://www.themagpi.com/ electronic formats] (pdf and flash) as well as a [https://www.modmypi.com/shop/the-magpi-magazine printed magazine].  Since this is a community project, it is helpful to donate a small amount or purchase one printed copy of the magazine.  Proceeds from sales and donations go towards the community and keeping the magazine online.
  
== Instructions for authors ==
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Our kickstarter project was launched on 1st December 2012 to allow us to print a collectors edition of the 8 Issues we produced in 2012 (details here: [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/themagpi/the-magpi-magazine-from-virtual-to-reality The MagPi Magazine - From Virtual to Reality]).
  
The [http://www.raspbian.org/ Raspbian] (Debian Wheezy) version of [http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus Scribus] is used for the layout of the magazine.  Articles can be submitted using the Raspbian/Debian version of Scribus or any other format.  Articles can be submitted to the editor (editor@themagpi.com).  
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== Helping with the magazine ==
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There are several ways you can get involved with the magazine, depending on the time and skills you have available.
  
== Design or layout contributions ==
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=== Donating Money ===
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An obvious way to help the magazine is to donate towards the running costs of the magazine.  There are lots of costs involved with running the site and maintaining the magazine and additional funds will allow us to expand the project to reach more readers.
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A paypal donate button is on the main page of the [[http://www.themagpi.com/ MagPi site]].
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=== Submit an Article ===
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We encourage people to submit their articles to us, simply email the editor (details on the [[http://www.themagpi.com/ MagPi site]]), with your idea or article and we shall discuss if and when we can fit it in.
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Articles can be about anything to do with the Raspberry Pi and it's use.
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Please read through the [[RPi_MagPi_InfoForAuthors | Information for Authors]] page for details.
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=== Design or layout contributions ===
  
 
The editor is on the lookout for additional design and layout assistance.  Those interested in helping should contact the editor (editor@themagpi.com).
 
The editor is on the lookout for additional design and layout assistance.  Those interested in helping should contact the editor (editor@themagpi.com).
  
== Proof reading ==
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=== Proof reading ===
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Each article is prepared as an [http://issuu.com/themagpi issuu draft] before it is finalised.  This allows the community to view and discuss the articles as they are being developed.
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The editor welcomes comments on the content, spelling or grammar during the preparation process.
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=== Join the team ===
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Obviously the best way to help with the MagPi is to donate your time and skills by joining the team.  Email the editor if you are interested.
  
Each article is prepared as an [http://issuu.com/themagpi issuu draft] before it is finalised.  The editor welcomes comments on the content, spelling or grammar during the preparation process.
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At present we communicate using a GoogleGroup to work on and discuss the production of each issue, we always welcome new members to get involved.

Revision as of 13:04, 5 December 2012

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Main Readers Authors Volunteers Sponsors Advertising Translations

Overview

The Mag Pi magazine is written by the Raspberry Pi community for the community. The authors, layout team and editor come from teaching, IT industry and other professions. The aim of the magazine is given in detail on the Mag Pi web site.

Obtaining a copy

The magazine is available in electronic formats (pdf and flash) as well as a printed magazine. Since this is a community project, it is helpful to donate a small amount or purchase one printed copy of the magazine. Proceeds from sales and donations go towards the community and keeping the magazine online.

Our kickstarter project was launched on 1st December 2012 to allow us to print a collectors edition of the 8 Issues we produced in 2012 (details here: The MagPi Magazine - From Virtual to Reality).

Helping with the magazine

There are several ways you can get involved with the magazine, depending on the time and skills you have available.

Donating Money

An obvious way to help the magazine is to donate towards the running costs of the magazine. There are lots of costs involved with running the site and maintaining the magazine and additional funds will allow us to expand the project to reach more readers.

A paypal donate button is on the main page of the [MagPi site].

Submit an Article

We encourage people to submit their articles to us, simply email the editor (details on the [MagPi site]), with your idea or article and we shall discuss if and when we can fit it in.

Articles can be about anything to do with the Raspberry Pi and it's use.

Please read through the Information for Authors page for details.

Design or layout contributions

The editor is on the lookout for additional design and layout assistance. Those interested in helping should contact the editor (editor@themagpi.com).

Proof reading

Each article is prepared as an issuu draft before it is finalised. This allows the community to view and discuss the articles as they are being developed.

The editor welcomes comments on the content, spelling or grammar during the preparation process.

Join the team

Obviously the best way to help with the MagPi is to donate your time and skills by joining the team. Email the editor if you are interested.

At present we communicate using a GoogleGroup to work on and discuss the production of each issue, we always welcome new members to get involved.