4/10/2012 by David Maybury · No Comments
We have something exciting to share with you.
Today we're launching our new look for Inis magazine online. But we have something else exciting to tell you too.
Earlier this year the editorial team grew with the addition of a dedicated Irish-language Editor, Claire Marie Dunne, who has been incalculably valuable in CBI’s promotion of Irish-language children’s literature. Claire continues to be a great asset to the editorial team. If you are curious about a new Irish-language book or attended a Irish-language literary event and what to share it, get in touch with Claire.
But we can do more.
Online, Inis is reaching 10,000 visitors per month – but we’d like that to be closer to 100,000. Our print readership has increased by 20%, but it could be bigger, so much bigger. Today we are delighted to announce that the Inis editorial team is growing again - with the addition of a new editor and a new role.
From today author, editor, translator and children’s book advocate, Juliette Saumande is joining the Inis team as our new Reviews Editor, carrying the critical voice of Inis forward. Juliette is looking forward to working with you and learning your secret bookish desires. Please don't hesitate to get in touch and let her know which kinds of books catch your fancy (or not!).
Further broadening our editorial horizons we are excited to announce a new role within the magazine, Digital Editor, filled by David Maybury. The new site update and participation in a global conversation on children’s books online will help us to reach a much wider audience, and we welcome your contributions. Want to try something new? Have an idea stewing? Drop David a message.
On top of the features and reviews already on the site each week, we will be focusing on social media and online communities, adding more daily updates, commentary and news as it happens. We’re going to be experimenting with books, video, Twitter, podcasts and using all available technology as best we can towards building a magazine that is confident and primed for the increasingly indispensable online world.
Inis' capacity for sharing and leading the online conversation about children’s literature is crucial to affording the magazine the readership and voice that it deserves, and to reflect the work that is put in by our contributors.
We are determined to maintain a beautifully produced print edition in tandem with the reviews, features and advocacy online, and to keep the magazine as useful and relevant a resource and guide as it has always been.
We are all lucky to do this for a living, to be part of a changing landscape and to be creating a new and exciting platform for Inis. We hope you will join us in shaping the future of the magazine.