There’s another ‘issue’ of Kottu Print deep in the Sunday Leader today (Review section). Have a look I suppose. There has been some debate about the selection criteria for the articles. I suppose what it comes down to in the end it that I choose. I am not particularly fond of control, but I can’t think of a simpler way. I pay attention to stuff that gets a lot of clicks (cause I don’t have time to read everything) and I took suggestions via comments.
In the future I guess I’ll post what I’m considering beforehand to see if A) the bloggers actually want those posts published and B) if there are any suggestions/objections. The alternatives are making it completely click based (misses a lot and manipulable) or setting up committee or something (meetings, organization, echh).
Some other ideas I had was presenting blog content to other publications, paper and magazines. They all seem to need filler and often they’re copy pasting irrelevant crap from the Internets. I could go and talk to some of these chaps. Kottu doesn’t necessarily need to be bound to one particular publisher. I personally think it’d be cooler if the content appeared in many different mediums. One issue here is proper licensing of content. I’d recommend a Creative Commons license for everyone, and working contacts on blogs, but I don’t even have a license posted here. If I did I guess it’d be an Attribution License, the most liberal one.
Anyways, the print version is out today. You can download a PDF as well, tho that’s not exactly how it appears. I’m working on InDesign CS4 on a Mac. I have to save that as an INX file which opens in CS3, on my netbook. Then I have to save that as another INX file that will open on the ancient CS2 they’re using at the Leader. So I’m never quite sure how the thing will print.
The printer has also been burnt down twice and their photo reproduction is not the best. Ahem.