Sebastopol, CA (November 16, 2007)—The 21st century world has both a genuine need for resourcefulness and a ravenous appetite for originality. Catering to both of these is the enormously popular MAKE magazine (called "the bible" of the new Do-It-Yourself movement by FORTUNE magazine). With 12 volumes already in print, a lot of latecomers to this movement are struggling to play catch-up. Thankfully, MAKE has just made their lives a little easier with the release of The Best of MAKE, on sale now at makezine.com and available at bookstores nationwide.
The Best of MAKE features projects of all types, from "kitchen table quickies" like LED Throwies and Vibrobot, to "afternoon long-builds" like Cigar Box Guitar and Two-Can Sterling Engine, to "weekend projects" like Rocket-Launched Camcorder and Mousey the Junkbot. And to help the reader easily find what they enjoy most, the projects are organized into convenient categories including: Tools, Electronics, Microcontrollers, Toys & Games, Robots, Music, Flight & Projectiles, Photography & Video and Cars & Engines.
"One of the things we've tried to do with MAKE is to create projects where the reader will think, 'I can do this!'" explains Associate Publisher and Executive Editor Dan Woods. "For The Best of Make, we looked for the projects that most clearly resonated with that type of can-do enthusiasm."
Since it's launch, MAKE has been celebrated everywhere from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS Sunday Morning. With The Best of Make, you can see what the fuss is all about. And with the holidays upcoming, there might be no better gift for the project-lover in your life. The Best of Make is sure to keep any reader in tinkering heaven until next year's holiday season.
For 12 year olds or 70 year olds, MAKE has something for everyone. The only pre-requisite is that you be curious and creative!For a sample copy of The Best of Make or to schedule an interview with one of our publishers, please contact Mark Ballard at 212-255-8455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best of MAKE
ISBN: 0-596-51428-x, $34.99
Pages 379: softcover
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