Before digital magazines came, magazines were only in physical form. Popular today are digital magazines in our world that is becoming more and more paperless. 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. You can now find many companies including a digital edition to their products and some 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. Today, the magazine buyers have lessened but the price of paper, printing, and distribution have increased. Magazines that people have subscribed to before can now be found in digital format online. Subscribers of digital magazines now pay less for subscription because the publishers also spend less in publishing them.
However, there are those who are not yet comfortable reading magazines from their computers. Laptops, tablets, and cell phones are not being used to make reading magazines more comfortable. 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.
If we compare digital magazines to glossy ones, we find more benefits and features that readers can find. Technology has allowed 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. 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. They are somehow reluctant to convert their business to digital media because of the cost it would take to convert and the overall hit to sales. These companies are now checking to see if this conversion will work and able to keep them in business. Switching from print media to digital is not really that simple. There are many factors involved in conversion. The whole magazine design has to be converted to keep its attraction. It should be easy to read and navigate and contain the same ads and articles that it did when in print. With present day software, this is no longer a problem. It is very easy to use these tools. With this, we can expect digital magazines to be around for a long time.