ARE MAGAZINES DEAD?
Are magazines dead? The magazine industry is not what it used to be. Less and less magazine is on the newsstands. Many of our favorite childhood magazines are gone because they didn’t adapt and went out of business.
So are magazines dead? The answer to this question is no. Magazines, have been around since 1663, and have survived radio, tv, movie theater, HD TV, Computers and more. Time has change and magazine readers are different. Today’s magazine reader consumes content on smartphones or tablets. Older readers are now embracing modern technology but prefer print. Publishers had to change the way they produce magazines.
Many readers trust content in a magazine over an internet meme or post by random internet users. Most publications research content before it hit the press.
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Magazine and posters are great collector’s items for fans. Fans love getting their magazines signed by models.
With digital magazines, publishers may embed videos, links, audio and create interactive content for their readers. Many publishers are offering additional content in their digital edition. Digital is mainstream now with companies like Zinio, Pocket Magazine and Magzter leading this digital revolution. On each platform, you can get access to your favorite major magazine and independent magazines.
Digital Magazine is the print magazine in digital format and may contain interactive features, hyperlinks, photos, photo albums, videos, and audio. A Web Magazine is a website with photos and text. Example of a web magazine Perez Hilton, TMZ, etc…
I knew digital was going to become big after watching Martha Stewarts Digital Video magazine video. Many traditional publishers ignored Martha and laugh at digital.
Magzter is the biggest digital newsstand with 203k magazine online. What makes Magzter great is the app for Android and iOS. Plus their Magzter Gold subscription plan. Magzter gold is the Netflix of Digital Magazines. You can read all the magazines on Magzter gold and you only pay $49.99 per year.
The print magazine is popular again since the Donald Trump election. People that hate or love him want to keep up with what he is doing. Most magazines feature Trump on the cover. Trump sells no matter what in the magazine.
What is your favorite magazine? Leave a comment in the comment box.