Friday, March 4, 2011
Last month saw a few challenges at Good Gabble as the hard drive on our computer failed. To us this was a huge lesson in making sure we back up EVERYTHING as soon as we write it. Our computer was returned with a completely empty hard drive which meant we had lost our copy of February Good Gabble. Thanks to my dear friend Mike, all the way over the ocean in New Zealand, who had a pdf copy, we were able to resolve our issues. I apologise to those who recieved their copy closer to March than February but reassure you that we are back on board, having learnt a stressful lesson.
Due to this technical difficult some articles that were advertised as coming up in this months issue have been moved to next months in order to allow us to compile a precise and up to date article. We apoogize to those who were hoping to read a particular topic but guarantee it will be published.
This month I am pleased to be able to announce that Good Gabble has been voted Best Non Fiction Magazine in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll. Thank you for all who voted, without our great community of supporters this would not be possible. Our media release can be read on page 5 of this months issue or on this site.
Last month we introduced our readers to the lovely singer/songwriter Melody Moon. This month Melody puts her talent on paper, writing an article especially for Good Gabble. I would like to personally thank her for the time she took in taking a photo of herself tailor made just for us.. ‘Letting Go’ can be read on page 16.
Last month I was sent a moving article by Kathleene Baker about Chance, a remarkable boy in the USA. After contact with Chance’s mum I am pleased to be able to publish Kathleene’s article on page 12 and include photo’s of Chance.
I was also recently touched by contact with an inspirational and remarkable man, Michael Segal. Michael was shot point blank in the back of the head after interrupting a robber at a convenience store in the U.S.A. This was definitely a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Today Michael is a motivational speaker and has released a CD of inspirational stories. This month you can read Michael’s story on page 6 with a review on his CD following in next months issue.
Finally I would like to take this opportunity to send condolenses to all in New Zealand who have lost loved ones in the recent earth quake. All at Good Gabble wish the whole of New Zealand their best wishes. Our hearts and thoughts are with you as you rebuild your lives during this time of hardship.
Live well......Love well.......Laugh often.......
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Good Gabble Newzine
Best Non Fiction Magazine
Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2010
With only 12 months of publishing behind it Good Gabble Newzine has achieved the award of Best Non Fiction Magazine/E-zine in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2010. This poll is conducted online each year and involves readers getting behind their favourite publication and casting their vote.
“ I would like to thank all who voted for us,” say Jennifer Deaves, founder and managing editor of Good Gabble Newzine."Without their support Good Gabble would not be what it is today. When the idea came to me a little over twelve months ago I had no idea that it would achieve what it has today. Good Gabble has become more than a newzine, it has become a community of like minded people striving for a more positive place to be.”
The Preditors and Editors readers poll is an annual event that aims to assist and promote writers. It is hoped that this poll will help all publishers and writers thrive in what is still viewed as a strongly competitive environment. Anyone can nominate and vote,with the voting commencing January 1 each year and continuing over a two week period.
Good Gabble will proudly display their award on their site http://goodgabble.blogspot.com or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/#!/pages/Good-Gabble-Newzine/255402333689
With an award already against their name we are sure to see Good Gabble listed on many more winners tallies in the near future.