While doing some research on how newspapers and print journalism is progressing and adapting I came across Hewitt and Packard’s (HP) MagCloud. I was surprised that I never knew about it before but also a bit disappointed that I never thought that something like this was available!
“HP MagCloud is a is a web service that empowers users to self-publish and distribute content—for business or personal use—as a professional-quality print publication or digitally for mobile and online viewing on today’s most popular devices.” (MagCloud Learn)
Many colleges use this website to cut down on printing costs. I think it is a fantastic service to provide ass it takes off the pressure of distribution costs – something that is always a struggle with a small scale publication. Any college or university publication should definitely check this out!
A magazine or newspaper with around 12 pages may cost around $2 to produce and send to your door. You can also find these publications online for free or for a small fee – perfect for those ipad and smartphone users out there!
I think this is a great way to share your work with family, friends or strangers around the world – it gives anyone the chance to have their own print publication, like what a blog offers however in a printed format- as not everyone likes reading blogs!
MagCloud publications can be ordered with a credit card or through a Paypal account. Each publication is printed by HP printers and sent to your door with free shipping.