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Kevin Slimp is a favorite speaker and trainer in the publishing world. He can be reached at kevin@kevinslimp.com.

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Improving Ad Design to Increase Revenue

Mar 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm by INT

It’s obvious that everyone wants to increase revenue. I own a publishing company and I can attest that 2020 was a terrible year, in terms of revenue. Unless you live in.... Read More

Affinity Publisher Primed to Take Business from InDesign

Mar 09, 2021 at 12:30 pm by INT

It’s been a while since a column has drawn as much response as my November review of Affinity Publisher, the layout application that has so many designers, editors and p.... Read More

Kevin makes His 2021 New Year Predictions

Jan 07, 2021 at 04:19 pm by INT

As I write this column, vaccines are beginning to make their way to first responders, the New Year has begun, and maybe – just maybe – the world is seeing a light.... Read More

Affinity Publisher: Is it ready for prime time?

Nov 17, 2020 at 02:15 pm by INT

A few years back, I received an email from Nebraska publisher Rob Dump about a design application he’d read about named Affinity Publisher. He asked if I thought he migh.... Read More

Why are Some Newspapers Growing? Answers from publishers at growing papers

Nov 05, 2020 at 03:15 pm by INT

Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken (virtually) at five state and regional press association conventions. In all but one, my leadoff topic was “What’s Going.... Read More
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Kevin answers questions about colors, photo settings, paragraph styles and ligatures

Jul 06, 2020 at 12:15 pm by INT

So, what do professional speakers do during a pandemic? I can’t speak for all the speakers in the world, but among other things, I’ve been leading a lot of webinar.... Read More

Finding Ways to Generate Revenue

Jun 20, 2020 at 09:15 am by INT

It’s a crazy time for all of us. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Like many of you, I’ve been working out of my home office for six.... Read More

No Bull: What works and what doesn't

Mar 29, 2020 at 05:32 pm by staff

I will remember fall '19 as a season of research. I was involved in two major newspaper studies: one related to Millennials for North Dakota Newspaper Foundation and one to de.... Read More

Affinity Publisher and IDMarkz: One thumbs up, one thumb sideways

Feb 01, 2020 at 05:29 pm by staff

I spent my morning writing about mergers, buyouts, and bankruptcies. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to spend a few minutes on something more fun. For the past three or.... Read More

Looking Toward the Future: Groups taking steps to plan for the future

Sep 25, 2019 at 04:12 pm by staff

Like many of you reading this column, I've been in the newspaper business a long time. I began delivering daily papers for the Johnson City (Tennessee) Press-Chronicle when I.... Read More

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The future of newspapers? Things are starting to get clearer

Oct 12, 2009 at 11:25 am by staff

I’m seeing good things of late. People are starting to come out to conventions and training sessions again. Newspapers tell me they’re starting to refill positions that were c.... Read More

Fun Videos for Your Newspaper in Education Page

Sep 03, 2009 at 03:04 pm by staff

I ran into Paul Niemann at a newspaper conference in Missouri a few months ago. It seems that Paul has made a living writing a series called Red, White & True Mysteries for ne.... Read More

Looking for recipes and more for your newspaper website? Check this out.

Sep 03, 2009 at 02:23 pm by staff

Wendy MacDonald, with Family Features, has been after me for years to take a look at their products for newspapers. I’ve seen their booth at dozens of newspaper conferences ov.... Read More

Readers fill mailbox with questions about Acrobat, InDesign, OSX and Cameras

Aug 04, 2009 at 08:30 pm by staff

My inbox has been especially full lately. That makes it harder to answer every question personally, but I try to answer as many questions as I can. Let me share a few I’ve rec.... Read More

Soundslides: The Best Way to Create an Audio Slideshow for Websites

Jul 06, 2009 at 02:27 pm by staff

It was about two years ago when Rob Heller mentioned that we should start offering Soundslides classes at the Institute of Newspaper Technology. He explained that it was the e.... Read More

Video formats confusing to this newspaper designer

Jun 05, 2009 at 02:31 pm by staff

Charles, a newspaper designer from Kentucky, just sent a question via Facebook asking how to convert files from his Sony camcorder to a format he could use in Adobe Premier CS.... Read More

Get your scissors and tape ready. Kevin is making a list!

May 05, 2009 at 01:24 pm by staff

Each year, I release a list of hardware and software recommendations for newspapers. With newspapers spending less this year, I’ve trimmed this list to items which tend.... Read More

Spaces Still Available for Institute of Newspaper Technology

Apr 10, 2009 at 09:30 am by staff

Many of you know that I direct a training program for newspaper designers, publishers and I.T. related staff called the Institute of Newspaper Technology. The schedule for.... Read More

Metro Offers Product to Increase Revenue on Newspaper Websites

Apr 10, 2009 at 09:24 am by staff

I’ll never forget my first business. It was a publishing company. I came up with the idea and shared it with a friend during a water skiing outing on Thanksgiving Day 1988. Ye.... Read More

Two Great Online Journalism Tools

Feb 18, 2009 at 08:36 am by staff

As we say in Tennessee, we are smack dab in the middle of convention season. Here in the states, most press associations conduct their conventions sometime between late Januar.... Read More

Convert to Pagination With InDesign the Easy Way

Jan 05, 2005 at 10:29 am by staff

Before Adobe introduced InDesign 1.0 to the public, Kevin Slimp served as a beta tester for the application. Within weeks of InDesign's release, Kevin was leading a training e.... Read More

Kevin's Favorite Hardware Products for 2005

Jan 05, 2005 at 09:48 am by staff

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Beginning of Year Good Time to Upgrade. 2005 Offers Plenty of Choices.

Dec 10, 2004 at 01:45 pm by staff

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Latest Version of Quark Shows Significant Improvement

Nov 04, 2004 at 03:15 pm by staff

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Reference Guides Offer Training and Support

Oct 29, 2004 at 02:53 pm by staff

Peachpit Press recently released three books which would make nice addition to any newspaper designer

Mariner Write: A Word Processor For the Rest of Us

Oct 29, 2004 at 02:47 pm by staff

Mac-based writers and designers can spend a lot of time searching for a word processor that doesn

Getting a Handle on Photos is Key Ingredient of Asset Management

Sep 28, 2004 at 04:19 pm by staff

Asset Management is a hot term in our business. Ten years ago, most newspaper designers had never heard the term. Now, one of the most frequently asked questions when I visit.... Read More

Three Books to Help Newspaper Designers Take Control

Sep 28, 2004 at 04:16 pm by staff

Peachpit Press recently released several excellent books which would fit well on any newspaper designer

Roxio Toast 6 Titanium: The Best Keeps Getting Better

Aug 31, 2004 at 10:30 am by staff

If you

ALAP Offers Useful Plug-ins for InDesign Users

Aug 31, 2004 at 10:13 am by staff

ALAP InEffects Dazzles InDesign Users When potential users hear about all the bells and whistles available in Adobe InDesign, they sometimes get the impression that the ap.... Read More