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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
  
[http://www.themagpi.com/ 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 [http://www.themagpi.com/mission_statement/ the Mag Pi web site].
 
 
== Obtaining a copy ==
 
 
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.
 
 
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]).
 
 
== 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 [[http://www.themagpi.com/ MagPi site]].
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[http://www.themagpi.com/ The Mag Pi] magazine is written by the Raspberry Pi community for the community and is freely available in multiple electronic formats.  The authors, layout team and editor come from teaching, the IT industry and other professions, based worldwide.
  
=== Submit an Article ===
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The aim of the magazine is given in detail on [http://www.themagpi.com/en/about/ the Mag Pi web site].
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.
 
  
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).
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== Driven By The Raspberry Pi Community ==
  
=== Proof reading ===
 
  
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 MagPi is a community magazine so we welcome all assistance, in whatever form your can provide, in any or all of the following areas:
  
The editor welcomes comments on the content, spelling or grammar during the preparation process.
 
  
=== Join the team ===
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* Article writing / ideas
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* Page layout
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* Graphics
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* Testing
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* Proof reading
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* Documentation
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* Administration
  
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.
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See the above headers for more details, potential volunteers should take a look at [[MagPi_Information_for_new_volunteers|'''Information for volunteers''']] section which explains the services and tools that we use, the [[TheMagPiAuthors|'''Information for authors''']] covers information for potential writers.
  
=== Source files ===
 
  
Scribus files used for the production of the each issue are available on the [[http://www.themagpi.com/source/ MagPi site]]. As an experimental feature, the source code and Scribus files for some articles are also available via [[https://github.com/ github]]
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If something isn't clear, or you need more information, then please get in contact '''editor@themagpi.com'''.

Latest revision as of 08:05, 10 April 2013

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Overview

The Mag Pi magazine is written by the Raspberry Pi community for the community and is freely available in multiple electronic formats. The authors, layout team and editor come from teaching, the IT industry and other professions, based worldwide.

The aim of the magazine is given in detail on the Mag Pi web site.


TheMagPiCovers.jpg


Driven By The Raspberry Pi Community

The MagPi is a community magazine so we welcome all assistance, in whatever form your can provide, in any or all of the following areas:


  • Article writing / ideas
  • Page layout
  • Graphics
  • Testing
  • Proof reading
  • Documentation
  • Administration


See the above headers for more details, potential volunteers should take a look at Information for volunteers section which explains the services and tools that we use, the Information for authors covers information for potential writers.


If something isn't clear, or you need more information, then please get in contact editor@themagpi.com.