You no longer have to go to the shop to buy a hard copy magazine or newspapers anymore because you can do the same online. It is true to say that this is a huge improvement compared to what was happening in the past. Just like the hard copy magazines, even the ones run online will need you to get a publisher. Given the number of people offering the services, it is very hard for people who do not know how to make a choice to make the right one. It is good to know your priorities so that when you’re looking for a publisher you can get everything right. You need a platform that has demonstrated the ability to build responsive magazines. Given the portability of mobile phones, a lot of people are using them to surf the internet which means the display of your magazine and accessibility should be good for smartphone users.
Everything is better when converted into a mobile application. Ask the digital magazine publisher about his/her skills and knowledge in transforming a magazine to a mobile app which can be used by smartphone and tablet users. Many of these apps are very expensive but you should be able to get someone who can do this without milking you of every cent you have in the bank. If you do not want to wait forever to get the mobile app running you can visit the application marketplaces which have already developed branded apps that you can get within a matter of minutes. Mobile applications play the same role as social media pages and websites in terms of building a brand identity. The apps give you a new channel to reach out to your potential and loyal customers and increase your revenue.
Understand the mode of payment as well as the rates before you sign the contract. Some publishers will ask for a certain percentage of the amount of money you make from your digital magazine while others will demand that you pay a flat monthly fee in spite of the amount of money you’ll be making. Before you come to an agreement about how you’ll be paying for the services rendered it is good that you reflect on the advantages you will be getting from one model compared to the other. Revenue sharing is more preferable because it accommodates you when you are making less money. Do not feel pressured to make this choice though because at the end of the day you are the best person to decide on the direction you want your life to take.