A Review of Scientific American Magazine

Written by Jason Canon

From Quantum Black Holes to Neuromorphic Microchips Scientific American Magazine hasrepparttar coverage to keep your young or mature science enthusiasts learning and growing. This magazine never fails to deliver thought provoking stories targeted torepparttar 143828 audience that is drivingrepparttar 143829 latest innovations and changes aroundrepparttar 143830 globe. There is little surprise inrepparttar 143831 statistic that over 90% of Scientific American readers are passionately in love withrepparttar 143832 magazine.

Scientific American features authoritative articles written byrepparttar 143833 scientists who are doingrepparttar 143834 research. It is edited, however, so that any interested layperson will feel right at home reading aboutrepparttar 143835 latest scientific discoveries. The magazine only employs mathematics sparingly where necessary to supportrepparttar 143836 text. This is one reason that makes Scientific American more comparable to say Popular Science thanrepparttar 143837 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) publications.

This magazine is heavily weighted with content and consistently light onrepparttar 143838 advertising, making it an excellent read. The SciAM Marketplace section inrepparttar 143839 back nicely integratesrepparttar 143840 latest technology gadgets in without ever creatingrepparttar 143841 atmosphere of a sales pitch. Furthermore,repparttar 143842 majority of full page and other advertisers leave you with a “we get it” impression by incorporating some elements of scientific interest.

"Writers: Send us Your Novels". Finally, A Chance To Make It Big In The Publishing World!

Written by Andy Ballentine and Merlin-Publishing.com

Who knows, that first Publishing deal may not be that far off, after all. The recently launched Macmillan New Writer Scheme may be your best opportunity yet to make it big inrepparttar publishing world.

Sincerepparttar 143781 project was launched in February, Macmillan has been receiving 200 manuscripts a month. And in April next year, six novels will be published and one or two will be released each month.

The Macmillan New Writing scheme, though, is not without its critics. A number of online content providers have blastedrepparttar 143782 scheme as a "scam". The Guardian newspaper's Arts Correspondent, Charlotte Higgans (www.guardian.co.uk) brandedrepparttar 143783 scheme "the Ryanair of publishing; it's like having to pay for your own uniforms". Natasha Fairweather, an agent, calls it "an exercise in futility". In contrast, Michael Bernard, Macmillan executive director, describesrepparttar 143784 scheme as "a way of giving a voice to talented new authors". 

There's no doubt, though, Macmillan's New Writer Scheme is a departure from mainstream publishing. For example, if Macmillan decides to accept a novel for its list,repparttar 143785 terms are nonnegotiable; no advance will be paid, however, writers will receive 20% royalties from sales.

Here'srepparttar 143786 deal: if accepted, MacMillan will copy edit books, but if manuscripts need more detailed work, they will suggest that writers employ freelance editors. Even then, this does not guarantee publication.

Barnard says, "This is about Macmillan finding new authors. Like a lot of mainstream publishers we haven't in recent years been accepting unsolicited manuscripts, but only ones sent through agents. And we are not discovering as many authors as we need."

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