A Recipe for the Perfect Reading Spot

Let’s have a quick chat about something very, very personal. No, not your true hair color or how often you actually eat the ice cream straight out of the carton. Something even more personal than that — your “reading spot.” I’ve always had a “spot,” from the horribly uncomfortable butterfly chair I had as a child to the less private but infinitely more comfortable couch I have now. Having a “spot” is a crucial part of being a bookworm. It’s a place that’s yours and yours alone, where you can settle into your next romance novel or mammoth biography and lose a few hours of time. It’s also a place that’s allowed to be messy because it’s your spot and you can leave whatever you want there. Or maybe that’s just my spot.. Regardless of where (or what) your spot is, there are a few key ingredients to making it the best spot in the whole house. And don’t feel bad if you don’t feel like inviting other people into your spot. Tell them to go get their own.

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Matthew Carter – Microsoft Typeface Extraordinaire

Matthew Carter is somewhat of a legend in the publishing industry – well, in any industry, really. His life’s work is visible practically anywhere you look, from the TV screen to the corner bodega to the book in your hand. Carter designed some of the most prolific and popular fonts to ever grace the screen (or the page) and their popularity, even after all of these years, isn’t going anywhere.

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Technology’s Effect on Newspaper Publishing

CustomNEWS, Inc. was founded in 1977 under the direction of publisher Ross Heller. The company was founded to serve the niche market of meeting-industry trade show and convention attendees, a market that was missing a consolidated source of industry-specific news and updates. The company’s main publication, USAE, is a newspaper that addresses that hole in the market and focuses on the industry changes that affect meeting planners and association executives in their search to plan the perfect convention. The now-weekly newspaper provides meeting planners and convention sales managers with updates on hotel and venue openings and closings, personnel movement within the industry and any current, relevant industry news.

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about me

Hi y’all! I’m Angela. I’m a graduate of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication as well as of George Washington University’s Master’s of Publishing program with an overwhelming love for books and everything that goes into making them.

In high school, I was introduced to Gertrude Stein and that was the moment that I decided that I wanted to pursue publishing as a career. I lost sight of that as the pressure of college approached and commenced, but was reminded after graduation as I began to read for pleasure again. I could, and still can, lose myself in a novel for hours at a time, interrupted only by my boyfriend’s football cheering and my cat’s meowing. I want to help others get lost in a fictional (or non-fictional) world, even for only a few hours.

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