It’s no secret that I like to read, and anymore it seems that most of my reading is done on the Amazon Kindle DX. Unfortunately, that is not the best format for reading glossy magazines. Until the day comes that there is a color Kindle DX, I will probably still be reading the dead tree versions…which means I can wholly appreciate the concept of a service like Maghound.
Maghound is an “online membership service that allows you to choose, change, and manage all the magazines delivered to your home.”
In a nutshell, Maghound is a subscription service with monthly service plan tiers: three subscriptions for $4.95, five for $7.95, seven for $9.95, or if you have copious amounts of free time to read – eight or more for $9.95 + $1 for each extra title over 7.
I have been given a chance to try out the base subscription for a year, which sounds like the perfect opportunity for this voracious reader…
There are currently 308 titles available in the Maghound catalog, and the process for setting up your account, adding magazines, swapping magazines, and changing your subscriptions as necessary appears to be pretty straightforward.
You go in and create a subscription, add the three (or more) titles that you would like to subscribe to…
…and then you can see when to expect delivery and decide if you might need to set up any substitutes. As you can see here, I picked Science Illustrated, which comes out every other month. That means I can designate another magazine for delivery during that magazine’s off months.
Smithsonian is a great magazine, too – in fact I used to have a subscription to it, so I’ve added it as my substitute.
Maghound is giving a free month during which you can decide if you like the service or not, and the beauty of it is that at any time you can swap your subscriptions for other titles, should you decide that the one you chose isn’t cutting it.
Until I can read color eMags on my Kindle (or any other portable device), this seems like a pretty cool solution. I’ll keep you posted on my experience…