We read magazines to keep abreast of latest information on subjects of our interest. Looked at from the other angle, you cannot do without magazines because they are one of the surest sources of latest information. No library will be complete without a section that gives access to magazines; in fact if you need to refer to an old issue, perhaps you will find it in a library. Bookstalls stock only latest issues.
While most of the bigger libraries do offer good magazines to their member, there are limitations of the number of days you can retain a magazine before returning it for, another member to pick it up. Then, there will be time when you want to borrow a particular magazine, but is not available because someone else has borrowed it. While in your possession, if a magazine is defaced then the library may charge you a penalty, much to your embarrassment.
Way Out – Subscribe
If you are particular about certain magazine(s), you may buy it from a bookstall. Compared to buying each issue separately, subscribing for a fixed period can save you quite a bit, sometimes as much as 40%. Additionally, you will save yourself botheration of having to remember as well as having to go to a newsstand. Your magazine will arrive at your doorstep issue after issue promptly.
Incentives along with Magazine Subscriptions
More often than not, there will be a free gift in addition to the discounted subscription rate for subscribing to a magazine. Also, in order to retain the client base, the publisher offer various incentives now and then; thus you would see special holiday offers or you could wait for Christmas festival offers to take advantage of.
Many magazines are also available on website of the publisher. Subscribing to such form of magazines may be considerably cheaper, but you would not have the pleasure of reading it as and when you want, for example at bed time, or browse through the contents on the breakfast table. This form of subscription has yet to catch on in popular magazine categories such as automobiles, home décors, fashions, news magazines, and many more.
How to Subscribe Without Hassle.
Subscribing for a magazine can best be done online; it is hassle free. You will have options of subscribing for periods of your choice; thus you may subscribe for a longer duration for your favorite magazine, while you may do so for a shorter period, say six months, for others. The longer the subscription tenure, cheaper will be each issue. You need not worry about renewals of subscriptions online because sites have automatic reminders in place to alert you well in advance. Many sites also offer free trials before offering a discounted subscription.