Welcome to the age of digital magazines. We’ve come a long way since Gutenberg invented the printing press in the mid-1400s and made written content accessible to the masses.
Today, with the help of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and most importantly smartphones we don’t even have to print content. We can simply upload something online and share it with the whole world. But wouldn’t it be great if you could also capitalize on the content you create? Well, now you can do both right here. See below how you can sell magazines on Flipsnack.
How to sell magazines online with Flipsnack
Let’s say you’re an interior designer and also a blogger or you already have a physical fashion magazine. Both of you have now the tool and the platform to reach a broader audience and sell magazines worldwide.
More than that, you’re in total control. You decide what and when to publish, how much your readers will pay and what exactly will entice them to purchase your digital magazine. Not to mention that now you have real-time statistics which will show you how many publications you sold and how you sold them. Here’s how it works:
Setting you up for digital success
Before you become the next Andrew Heiskell of magazines there are a few things you need to pay attention to. First things first, you need to have one of our premium plans, in this particular case, Business or Professional. With any of these two plans, you can sell single editions of your magazine or even subscriptions. What a better way to build a solid community around your content?
Next step is to pay attention to this list of countries supported by Stripe.
Readers can purchase your magazine within the preview edition. You have total control of the preview, meaning you can select to tease your audience by showing them a few pages they can read before making a purchase.
Same goes with pricing. You know how much work went into crafting your magazine from scratch, so make sure it’s worth it. Set a price that is comfortable with your audience and that is profitable for you, as well.
Each time someone buys your digital magazine, Stripe automatically takes out a small transaction fee whereupon your revenue will automatically be transferred to your Stripe account.
Not to brag, but this is a major difference between Flipsnack and other publishing platforms which typically charge a percentage of each transaction for when you want to sell a magazine online. Flipsnack doesn’t.
How to sell magazine subscriptions
Setting you up for selling magazine subscriptions is not a long or difficult process. Here are the simple steps to follow.
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When it comes to publishing frequency, you basically need to determine how often your readers will receive a new number of your magazine. And this has a lot to do with the type of publication. It can be yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly or even daily for a publication like a newspaper. Yes, you can even sell newspapers with Flipsnack.
Number of magazines
The thing with subscriptions is that you get to select the number of issues your audience gets. For instance, you can set the frequency to monthly and offer 12 numbers. This way, your readers will get to enjoy your magazines every month for the entire year. Pretty straightforward, right?
When it comes to selling a magazine subscription, make sure to offer a deal. This is a common practice used as an incentive for readers to buy subscriptions instead of single issues of your magazine. With Flipsnack, you can add the price for each magazine included in the subscription. The readers will see the discount included in their purchase.
When you are done, check the Subscription availability and save your changes.
Of course we know revenue is very important for every publisher. So, we made it easy to check how sales are going. Under the Summary tab, you get to check how many subscriptions you sold, the active subscribers and revenue. In the end, it’s all about the money to fuel your next magazine issue.
Not to mention, we send you a lovely notification, each time one of your readers makes a purchase. Ka-ching!
Clearly the future of published content is digital magazines and now you can make the most of your passion or business by sharing it with the world through Flipsnack and most importantly make a profit. If you want to learn more about how to start a digital magazine read our previous article.