Woman magazines are here to stay. Magazines create a community of readers, a place to share knowledge and inspiration. Women to women magazines provide support, inspiration and motivation between a community of women. Magazines also create a valuable industry that supports many jobs.
Some people worry about environmental impact of magazines. Many magazines are printed on post-consumer or recycled and recyclable paper. As well, many are available as e-readers. Most magazines also operate extensive websites that can provide hours of reading and entertainment. For those who still want to turn the pages of their reading material, printed issues are cheap and readily available. Magazines are a little luxury that is at an affordable price.
Brand recognition and the episodic nature of the form set magazines apart from books, or the increasingly popular online forms of literature. Magazine subscriptions offer such fantastic savings that you can end up paying mere pennies for familiar, informative and high quality writing. Unlike a blog, magazines are professionally managed and financed, creating useful and informative sources of information and entertainment.
Many magazines offer exclusive coupons or discounts, while others provide special deals for their readers. A magazine provides useful insiders information as well as advice from the experts. They can focus on cooking, make-up or fashion. Before something is published in a magazine, it is tried and tested by experts. When a magazine recommends a service or product, the magazine implicitly endorses that product. So if the product is of good quality, the magazine deserves publication and marketing credit.
Magazines also provide an important outlet for the arts. Women magazines usually place a large focus on fashion and photography. They also provide a platform for writers and editors to work. Women’s magazines are thus an important instrument for promoting women’s culture and the status of women in the contemporary artistic and cultural climate. As such, magazines represent a valuable industry vehicle for ambitious young talent. Work in magazines creates an exciting, fast paced career, where women can produce refined but accessible material for women and by women. It is an important industry that inspires a lot of passion and creativity.
A magazine is less of a commitment than a book. For those who find that reading can be boring, magazines provide visual stimulation and are a great option for people with shorter attention spans. A few moments glancing through a magazine works well for busy moms or working mothers. Twenty minutes waiting for a hair or dentist appointment is the perfect amount of time to read a feature length piece – it takes even less time to flip through a few editorials to find inspiration.