The Skirted Roundtable on Digital Shelter Magazines PLUS a One King’s Lane Shopping Spree Giveaway!!

This week at The Skirted Roundtable, Joni, Megan and I chatted about the new media of digital magazines. Every month, more and more self-published magazines are sprouting up and they are all wonderful in their own unique ways.

Without the financial burden of print costs, anyone with a smattering of graphic design skills can cobble together a decent publication and attract some readers. But, will digital magazines overtake traditional print publications? Will you miss holding the book in your hands? What about reading a magazine on the beach or in the tub? A little hard (not to mention dangerous) with a laptop or iPad. Most of the traditional magazines also have digital versions available already – have they paved the way for their digital-only competitors? Seems to me they have. The folks at Lonny publish a professional digital only magazine that with time and maturity, could easily be a legitimate competitor to Elle Decor – but without the burdens of traditional printing and distribution. On the other hand, rarely do we have time to read an entire magazine in one sitting.  We pick up and put down a magazine when we have time and we’re traditionally reminded that the magazine is still unfinished because it’s sitting on our coffee or bedside tables. How are we to be reminded about an unfinished digital publication? (Btw – we indentified this as a potential business opportunity for some enterprising, tech savvy, person out there).

So, have a little to our chat and let us know your thoughts.

And if that’s not enough, we’re hosting a fabulous $200 Shopping Spree giveaway to One King’s Lane! Today is Black Friday and the official kick off to the holiday shopping season – so this could be your opportunity to get that perfect gift for a friend, or yourself! All you have to do is visit OKL (sign up if you need to, it’s free and easy) and let us know in the comments on our Skirted Roundtable post here what items you love. One lucky person will be drawn at random.

I hope you had an excellent holiday!

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xoxo Linda

8 thoughts on “The Skirted Roundtable on Digital Shelter Magazines PLUS a One King’s Lane Shopping Spree Giveaway!!”

  1. Linda,
    I think you've brought up something we should really talk about though—online magazines vs. traditional print magazines. My feelings about this are changing all the time from six months ago when I said, "No way," to now when I think there are a few I love. I feel that the digital magazines have a much shorter shelf life. If I haven't looked at the issue and I've heard a bunch of people talking about it I feel as though I've missed the boat and I don't take the time to check it out, whereas with traditional print magazines I will keep until I've read the whole things (sometimes months and months!) and even then will keep it awhile longer if it was a great issue.
    I like that the online magazines can run riskier interiors that print magazines would have though would perhaps alienate their readers. It annoys me when they try to run every single photo the photographer took though. There is a reason why we have photo editors.
    We should talk about this more.

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