Creating and Running a Profitable Online Magazine, Part I

We’re ushering into a new era with furthering technological advancements. Physical magazines today may be gone within the next 5-10 years. Magazines are moving online in a rapid succession.

It’s hard to imagine a world where all of our information is stored digitally, yet as we press closer smaller pieces are starting to fall into place. The idea of recycling and saving the green is stronger by day which is the reason why an online magazine makes sense perfectly.

In this 2-part series we’ll be going over some of the best actions to take in launching your own online magazine. In this first section we’ll discuss the grounds of manifesting a creative idea and how to go about the basic building blocks for digital content. Part II will be focused on some heavier responsibilities of a magazine startup. This includes writing consistent articles, marketing, and expanding your skill set into larger management.

It’s going to take some time and a lot of sweat and blood. The end result after months of mental labor will pay off in ways which are inconceivable to describe.Read more

Don’t make these 5 mobile publishing mistakes

With mobile quickly becoming the primary consumption device for all content, it is important to not make these mistakes when publishing to your audience:

Mistake #1 – Producing only a PDF or flipbook

Ensure your brand is easily accessible in a mobile moment by transforming your publication into a truly mobile-optimized edition. Your search engine discover ability will improve drastically, readers will be able to navigate your publication with ease, and you will gain valuable tracking data that offers rich reader insights for both you and your advertisers.

This mistake is at the top of the list because PDFs and flipbooks are simply not effective or engaging on mobile at all. They require users to pinch and zoom excessively, making it difficult for your publication to read on small screens, especially when on the go. Their rigid format also makes it hard to get comprehensive tracking information to analyze user behavior. Today’s readers are mobile dependent, increasingly turning to their smartphones and tablets throughout the day to connect and be engaged.
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Audiences want content delivered digitally – and they want it now

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Audiences are increasingly choosing to engage with corporate via digital platforms that enable more immediate, interactive and intimate communications.

Digital communications are more convenient for audiences because they dissolve geographical boundaries and provide the ability to interact with brands anywhere, anytime at the touch of a button. The way that audiences engage and transact with brands is rapidly evolving – and digitally-minded corporate are leading the way.

A 2017 report by IBM[1] found that 86% of corporate are introducing mobile apps as part of their digital strategy to engage better with audiences. Despite this, audiences remain uncertain of whether these new digital platforms are truly a step up from more traditional methods of engagement.Read more

15 Ways To Improve Your Digital Magazine

In digital publishing, there are many tried and true strategies to sustain magazines that seem to work time and time again. The unfortunate problem with them is that they offer no competitive advantage over others that are trying to do the same thing. Every digital magazine publisher should understand how to keep their publication better each time. This will help ensure sustainability and audience loyalty.Read more

Mobile Publishing To Grow Your Magazine Readership & Build Your Brand

Magazine publishers that continue to get by with just paper or desktop only print replica versions of their content must know that a business plan based on older methods of information distribution will not get them to the level of success they need to remain competitive.

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