This week I will be attending my fifth National StationeryShow. I am just as excited this year as I have been every year I’ve gone. For the pen and paper lover, this is the trade show to attend. It’ s great to walk the show aisles and see eye candy and functional, whimsical, practical, colorful…

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The web host for Letters & Journals is planning to do some server maintenance on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, so the site will be inaccessible for most of the morning. This blog is separate and will not be affected. I’ll wait until after the maintenance to schedule the next blog posting. I’m also working on…

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I have been busy making plans to attend the National Stationery Show (NSS) in New York May 15-18, 2011. This will be the fourth time I’ve attended and I’m just as excited as ever.  I’m already made up the outline of an itinerary with some highlights of events that I know I will be attending.…

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The Niche Magazine Conference is over and I found it very beneficial. Because the conference catered specifically to niche magazines, the workshops and keynote speakers were targeted to the needs of niche publishers. Some of the workshops included: 7 Tools to Engage Your Audience E-Newsletters Ad Sales Mobile Strategies  In addition to these informative sessions,…

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The National Stationery Show (NSS) starts this Sunday! I’m so excited to be going again this year. My main objectives are to find story ideas and new products to share, find potential advertisers as well as stationery stores who would like to carry the magazine, and meet others in the industry and share their enthusiasm…

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I attended the MN Magazines & Publication Association‘s annual Summit & Expo on May 21. This year’s theme was How to Be Up in a Down Economy. The day was filled with four different tracks that include: Editorial, Circulation, Sales and Leadership. Deciding which sessions to attend was a difficult choice with so many valid…

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Today’s NSS show only went from 9-12 and it seemed much less trafficked than the other 3 days. I think a lot of people got their buying/visiting done in the first 3 days. The buses ran slower today and the waits were longer for them. I would not plan to go on the last day…

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What a busy crazy week it has been! We walk around the show and my feet get tired. We walk around the city and my feet get tired. I am beat! But it has been fun and worth every aching muscle. On Day 3 I did not spend as much time at the show. My…

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Day 2 at the NSS was fabulous! I met some more fantastic artists/business owners. Hello! Lucky (twitter name @helloluckycards), Two Trick Pony (twitter name @carriepony), Emma J Cards (twitter name @emmajcards) and Mary Ellen from M. Ellen Designs. There is so much eye candy at the show it is difficult to keep your head from…

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What a great day! I got to the show about 10 a.m. and started an organized plan of attack to stick to one aisle at a time. The entire show is filled with such eye-catching and perfectly lovely displays, colors, cards, notebooks, stationery, pens and so on. I was here for the first time 5…

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