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The Popularity of Digital Magazines

Before digital magazines came, magazines were only in physical form. But now in our almost paperless digital world, the digital magazine is become very popular. Before, when you were waiting in the doctor’s office, riding a plane or any circumstance when you need to wait for something, the glossy magazines kept us from becoming bored. This present age has made print publications somewhat a thing of the past. One can find digital versions of magazines online while other companies have gone completely digital.

The price of printing has made digital magazines very popular today. Unless publishers move their media to digital format, they will have a difficult time surviving. Today, the magazine buyers have lessened but the price of paper, printing, and distribution have increased. You can find many online magazines today that have once been popular with many subscribers. Since digital magazines cost less to produce, their subscriptions are also cost less.

However, there are those who are not yet comfortable reading magazines from their computers. And, in order to make reading more comfortable, some have used laptops, tablets, media friendly cell phones. E-booksare now being offered by major companies today that have also developed their own brand of reader devices.

Digital magazines have a lot more benefits and features compared to a glossy magazine. Advanced technology has been useful in giving more functionality to digital magazines that companies are producing. There are many magazines today that are interactive, which include hyperlinks to explore further topics, and other technology components like music, audio downloads, movie clips, animation, and even TV commercials. This reading experience Is very much different from reading a regular glossy and the added features make it more attractive to people.

Staying in business nowadays is rather difficult for magazine publishers today. Many publishing business, while knowing that digital media is the way to go, find it difficult to convert because of the cost of converting to digital media and how it will affect their company and their sales. Now, these companies are in the process of finding out how the conversion will work and if it will be able to sustain their business. Switching from print media to digital is not really that simple. There are so many factors to consider when converting from printed media to a digital one. It is important for these publisher to convert the design of the magazine so that people will continue to be attracted to it. The digital magazine should be easy to read and easy to navigate and will have the same content as their printed magazines including its ads and popular articles. Today, you can find software that can make this possible. It is very easy to use these tools. While print magazines may be losing its popularity, digital magazine are here to stay.

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