How to search material from print magazines via Google: Tara Calishain, the author whose weblog, ResearchBuzz, is my second-favorite blog with the word “buzz” in it, is the famous Google Hackstress who created “Cookin’ With Google.” Now she has posted a new Google hack called, “Search Google’s Printed Material Archive.” Granted, it doesn’t have as clever a name as “Cookin’ With Google,” but it may be just as handy.
Here’s the idea behind it:
Google has digitized a certain amount of printed material and made it available via regular Web search. Magazine articles have articleid in the URL. Book excerpts have ISBN in the URL. This quick search makes it possible to narrow your search to exclusively book excerpts, magazine articles, or both in the Google search engine. Give it a whirl. This form doesn’t require an API key.
For future reference, I have blogrolled the link to “Search Google’s Printed Material Archive” under “magazine resources.” The link is called “Google print search.”
Update: Tara e-mails to express her pain at being “second favorite” blog with the word buzz in it. I hope I redeemed myself by sending her a photo proving I always have a handy copy of her book nearby.
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Hypenglish: I don’t know about you, but I always love press releases that use the word “Triumphant” in the headline and the word “iconic” not once, but twice in the story. Here is more stupendous language from the press release announcing the “Largest Magazine Rollout in Time Inc. History”:
“We wanted to create a magazine that people would feel as well as read. LIFE is designed to help people connect: from the images that capture a world of emotions, to tips and ideas to help people make the time they spend with friends and family more special.” (Bill Shapiro, managing editor)
“Advertiser support for this debut issue was tremendous. LIFE features 18 pages of advertising, showcasing leading brands from a vast array of categories, including food, auto, cosmetics and toiletries, network and cable television, apparel and pharmaceuticals. I’m sincerely grateful for the support of our launch issue advertisers and trust that they will be rewarded with enthusiastic consumer response to their messages.” (Peter Bauer, publisher)
“We are thrilled with the debut issue of LIFE. From the iconic photography to ideas for weekend activities, LIFE helps people get the most of out the two most important days of the week.” (Andrew Blau, LIFE President)
I know, those are exactly the kinds of remarks I say around the water cooler, as well.
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Return of the Marthette vultures: From mediapost.com:
“Now, just as Stewart prepares to head to jail for five months, Hachette Filipacchi has made a move that could possibly contribute to establishing the next Martha, as they have hired Home and Garden Television personality and interior designer Candice Olson as a contributing editor for both Woman’s Day and Home magazine. Olson hosts the popular “Divine Design with Candice Olson,” on HGTV, which features a drab room or space being transformed into something more contemporary….It will be interesting to see how Hachette will use Olson’s brand image and influence if this new content is received well, given that Stewart is out of the public eye for several months. Martha Stewart Living has lost advertisers and readers steadily since her demise, and some of her ex-readers may be seeking home advice elsewhere.
(Previous “Marthette vultures updates” can be found here and here and here and here and here and here and here.)
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Magatopia: I can’t find it, so I must have just dreamed I blogged this before. So to be sure, here it is again, or for the first time:
“The George Lucas Educational Foundation launches Edutopia, a new magazine for a new world of learning. Serving as a catalyst for change in education, the publication’s editorial will showcase the best and most innovative thinking in education, profile the sharpest minds, reveal ways around roadblocks, and question the status quo. Edutopia is the first magazine launch for Lucas and for the foundation, which was founded in 1991 to chronicle innovative practices in education. One of the legends of American cinema, Lucas, whose films includes Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and American Graffiti, is passionate about changing the way we educate our nation’s youth. Just as he envisioned new intergalactic worlds 30 years ago, today he envisions a new world of learning and a change in society’s beliefs about education.”
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Custom publisher shout-out: Fortune Small Business profiles some “best bosses” and the “Belt Tightener” profile is of my friend Diana Pohly of the Boston-based custom publisher, Pohly & Partners. Diana and I are two of the co-founders of the Custom Publishing Council.
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