In spite of my retrograde, contrarian stance on the potential of your Internets in my classroom, I’ve gotta say that if my job description put me anywhere in the humanities next year, I’d be on MagCloud like an NECC attendant on a 1GB flash-drive embossed with an itty-bitty Pearson logo.
MagCloud: upload a PDF and they’ll print it (full color! saddle-stitched!), sell it (40 cents / page!), and distribute it.
I’m serious, people. Get your kids into publishing. Start a literary magazine. Post a call for submissions for your student body’s best photo and print material. Make a contest out of it. Use InDesign. Avoid ComicSans. Put a PDF online for free. Sell a print edition through MagCloud. Turn a profit with any price point above the 40 cents / page minimum. Forget to disclose your earnings to the IRS!
It’s in beta. Request an invite here.
Full disclosure: this post has not been sponsored by MagCloud or Pearson, though the author is willing to negotiate with both.
Postscript: I’ll be sure to let you know when my own magazine goes live â€”