I’ve been trying to wean myself off of print magazines lately, for both ecological and household decluttering purposes. I love curling up with a good crafty magazine, and I have to admit that I have always thought the tactile multi-sensory experience of page-turning was a big part of that. So I didn’t expect this, but I don’t really miss the rustling pages, and I don’t find the magazine-reading experience to be diminished by the technology at all. Plus, there’s something to be said for the ease of carrying around a whole library of crafty inspiration in one simple device.
By way of serendipity, Zinio contacted me just as I was dipping a toe into the electronic magazine world. Zinio is an app that allows you to subscribe to magazines and read them right there on your tablet device (Android or iPad) or home computer (PC or Mac). Their selection of magazines, including many of the crafty variety, is pretty impressive.
(You can explore their subscription catalog via any of Zinio’s free apps.)
So here’s the good news: Zinio has given me a number of free subscriptions to hand out to some lucky readers! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Tell me the name of your favorite magazine, if you like. Expand my horizons! Leave your comment by Midnight Tuesday, November 27, and I will choose winners at random.
Here’s something else neat: Zinio is currently running a sweepstakes. Enter to win an iPad mini. All entrants receive a $5 off coupon that they can use towards any magazine in their catalog. Nice, eh? Even if you don’t win my giveaway, you still get a little something just for entering the sweepstakes.
[Disclaimer: I was offered e-magazines in exchange for this post, but (as always) all opinions contained herein are my own.]