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A Guide to Digital Magazine Publishing

Back in the day, magazine were only in physical form. Since the digital world have made this world almost paperless, the digital magazine is also becoming very popular. There used to be a time when these glossy magazines were the ones that kept us from being bored waiting in the doctor’s office or on a plane or any situation that you need to pass the time by. Glossy magazines are slowly becoming obsolete. 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. If company media is not moved to digital format, then publishers will have difficulty surviving. Expense of paper, printing and distribution is the cause of this and fewer people are spending money on buying magazines. The magazines that people have loved to read before are now available online in digital format. Subscribers of digital magazines now pay less for subscription because the publishers also spend less in publishing them.

For some people, glossy magazines are still better than digital ones. There are people, however, who have made digital magazine reading more comfortable by using laptops, tablets, and media friendly cell phones. Today there are also digital e-books offered by major companies that have also develop their own reader devices to make reading in digital form more convenient.

There are many benefits and features that digital magazines have then a glossy ones. Digital magazines that companies are producing have more functionality because of technology. Technology have transformed digital magazines today making them more interactive, and with plenty of hyperlinks that lead to related articles and which also includes other components like movie clips, music, audio downloads, animation and TV commercials. All of these have made people attracted to digital magazines more since they can get more out of their reading experience.

Many magazine publishers today are having difficulty staying in business. Their reluctance to convert their business to digital media has something to do not only with the cost of converting but how it will affect their business as a whole. 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. Conversion involves a lot of factors. The attraction should be kept by converting the whole magazine design. Whatever it had in print like ads and articles should all be there plus the additional qualities of readability and easy navigation. 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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