Getting a hold of a magazine can be expensive.
Most subscriptions cost anywhere between $20 to $60 per year, if not more, and there's a slim selection of reading materials - sometimes only 60 different magazines for that price tag.
What are the other possible options for cutting back the costs and optimizing reading content?
Publishing startup Magzter may have a solution. Magzter used to sell individual subscriptions and issues via the Magzter app. However, that still was paid on a per-issue or per-magazine subscription. Now, it is offering a new option for a lower fee, and users just have to pay $9.99 a month to get access, according to TechCrunch.
Magzter Gold will get you access to 2,000 different magazines from 900 different providers. However, if the $10 monthly payment is too much, there's always Magzter Gold Lite, which gets users access to five titles of their choice along with the archives for each one. Gold Lite is $4.99 per month.
Magzter CEO Girish Ramdas told TechCrunch that it had always been toying with the idea of a Netflix-style subscription, but it didn't have enough publishers to make it valuable. Now, two years after it's start, Magzter has enough content to pursue this venture.
Magzter isn't the first to build a digital platform for magazines or a "Netflix for Magazines," however. Next Issue Media is a collaboration between Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp and Time Inc. The company created its subscription service with a similar design. If users want access to TIME or WIRED, they'll have to go through Next Issue's app.
But if you're interested in magazines like Forbes, MAXIM, Newsweek and New York Magazine, then Magzter is an excellent source for your reading needs.