I am very fond of subscription services. Largely because I think managing physical things in a digital world is a waste of time, and far less convenient. Why should I keep a DVD, or CD around to watch or listen when I can get access on all of my devices online? (or offline) Magazines is a next logical step for me.
I do find I still enjoy the editorial skills found in a good magazine periodical. Not all blogs are created equal. Some are good, but some leave a bit to be desired for content. This is why I am trying out Next Issue.
Next issue give me access to a bunch of magazines I would tend to buy on the shelf periodically. Not only do I get every issue now, I get a lot of magazines for one low price. I am paying for the higher tier service at $15 a month to get everything. They do have a cheaper tier if you want.
I find if valuable to pop in and read a few magazines for the month. Quite often I would pay $5 for one of these in a store. Why not get all of them for one price. I look at this the same way I do music. I have been a long time Rhapsody subscriber (8 years). I have not, nor will I, buy media the same way again .
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