For example, US$19.99 buys you 12 issues of Cosmopolitan in digital format from Zinio (i.e. approximately S$2.50 per issue) which you can read online, download for offline viewing or print out if you wish to. As compared to the newsstand price of S$14 in Singapore, this is a whopping 82% savings!
The following table will show the potential savings (per issue) as a result of subscribing to your favourite U.S. magazines in digital format (from Zinio) as compared to buying a print copy from newsstand/bookstore in Singapore:
|Magazine Title||Singapore Newsstand||Zinio (Digital Format)*||Savings|
|Bloomberg BusinessWeek (US)||S$10||S$1.13 (51 issues for S$57.39)||89%|
|Cosmopolitan (US)||S$14||S$5.20 (12 issues for S$62.37)||63%|
|Elle (US)||S$9.50||S$5.20 (12 issues for S$62.37)||45%|
|Harper’s Bazaar (US)||S$15||S$2.27 (11 issues for S$24.94)||85%|
|MacWorld (US)||S$15||S$2.28 (12 issues for S$27.41)||85%|
|Maxim (US)||S$11.90||S$1.87 (10 issues for S$18.68)||84%|
|PC Magazine (US)||S$12.90||S$1.56 (12 issues for S$18.68)||88%|
|PC World (US)||S$11.90||S$2.08 (12 issues for S$24.92)||83%|
What Does The Digital Format Look Like?
Currently, I’m subscribed to BusinessWeek (costs about S$1.35 per issue) and Cosmopolitan. I believe some of you may be curious how they appear in digital format. So I have done screen captures below of a page from an issue of Cosmo that I’m reading.
[Screen Capture 1 – Reading Online & Using My Mouse Cursor to ‘Flip’ a Page]
[Screen Capture 2 – Zooming In on A Page (Actual Text is Much Sharper)]
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