How many know of the word ‘Magazine Singles’? This was nearly a year old article that is published on NextBigWhat. Take a look at it!
In simple words, they are multiple splits of one single magazine that are sold individually (in Singles J sounds crazy though!). But that’s interesting. At least to me, how many does read a magazine end to end, but the cover story and the most interesting ones many a times!
This innovation from NewsHunt is appreciable, the pain to split the magazine, make the right combination of stories and getting the right price tag to it. And moreover making it an ‘e-available’ one, I mean a digital copy.
The singles magazines on NewsHunt are: Grihshobha, Champak, Saras Salil, Motoring World, Manohar Kahaniyan, Women’s Era, Nakkeeran and The Caravan.
Pricing is the most compelling factor, which reader would “not” like to pay for the current edition at Re.1!
Buying too was made very easy through mobile payments. One can also buy using Credit cards, Debit cards and through Net Banking. The coverage of Net Banking is good, about 20 banks are there. Don’t ask me how a Re.1 transaction went through on Net Banking, it is. I tried and got it. Any smart reader would not leave this opportunity.
And going by the link that is referred in the starting of this article, the headline says 1-5 million ebooks downloaded in the first 3 months. A stunning number, adding up to the reality of having ebooks online at Re.1.
Other than that, the regular weekly and monthly magazines are also available for free and sale. It includes India Today, Vikatan from Tamil, DataQuest, Digit etc. It also has supplements that come along with many news dailies. For example: Metro life, Art and Review, Cyber Space on Deccan Herald. And these are absolutely free for reading. But to read this you need to step into the ‘News’ section of the Android app. Otherwise too there are plenty of books on various genres like Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Food, Spirituality, Religion, Academic, Free books and the list goes on and on.
Technology has definitely changed the way we are reading and NewsHunt is one of the best examples. I am closing on this article setting expectations to see more books in Technology, Self-Help and Business Management books and possibly Audio books too.