Legit: Get PC Magazine Digital Edition Free For a Year

Did you know that the print edition of PC Magazine is discontinued from January 2009 and is going 100% digital?

You will still be able to buy a digital edition but you may wanna grab December’s last print edition if you are into that sort of preserving a piece of history.

How is PC Magazine FREE?

I mentioned Legit in the title as anything that says ‘free digital edition’ usually screams piracy to me. And this is offer is not.

The Read Green initiative is offering PC Magazine’s Digital Edition for FREE for one year. You can grab it by going to this link here.

The link took me to Zinio.com for signing up for an user account and it then delivered PC Magazine’s digital issue to my library in Zinio.

What is Zinio?

Zinio is a leading global online publishing, distribution services company. Zinio partners with 850 major consumer brands available digitally and delivers it via the web. With a free Zinio account, you can purchase or add free digital versions of magazines/books, etc to your library.

You will be notified by email wheen a free digital edition arrives in your Zinio library.

You can then either download to read later or read the book/magazine online in Zinio’s nice online reader. The download option does need a Zinio reader installed and the software is available for Windows Xp/Vista and Mac OS X.

What else is FREE?

Read Green initiative is trying to promote eco-friendly reading by offering you one online magazine for free for 1-year. Some of the good title i saw in there are

  • Reader’s Digest
  • iPhone Life
  • MIT Technology Review
  • Men’s Journal
  • US News
  • Popular Science
  • Penthouse
  • Playboy Mexico
  • Kiplinger’s
  • Home Theatre

The catch is you get only one magazine for year for FREE for an user account with Zinio. But, since GoReadGreen link asks for just an email address, if you have multiple email addresses, you could get a FREE magazine for every email account. πŸ˜‰

About the url, just try the magazine name after www.goreadgreen.com like www.goreadgreen.com/parenting. If the name has 2 words try a hyphen inbetween like mens-journal and it worked.

Which ones are you gonna get?

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13 Responses to “Legit: Get PC Magazine Digital Edition Free For a Year”

  1. GPS November 22, 2008 at 2:37 am #

    There is no attractive future for print publications.

    Thanks for the heads up on the other mags that are available for free for a year. There’s a specific Playboy for Mexico?!?

  2. Caroline@debit card loans November 24, 2008 at 5:04 am #

    I already use Zinio for another publication I read so I wonder if I can still sign up for PC magazine as well.

  3. JR @ Cheap Laptop Computers November 24, 2008 at 8:55 am #

    Very cool, I can’t believe they are going all digital, what’s up with that? I guess sales of the paper version are very low.

  4. Ginny@Kids Coloring Sheets November 24, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    Some other big names have also gone purely digital, like National Review. I still like for some things to be in print, though. You may be surprised at some of the studies that show the human eye and brain can take in an amazing amount of information at one time from a print publication, as opposed to a digital formal where you generally see one article at a time.

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  5. Tweakwindows November 25, 2008 at 3:41 am #

    Just subscribed to PC Magazine.We are in need to save trees and save earth!

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  6. Kevin@Great Wall of China Facts November 25, 2008 at 6:46 pm #

    Thanks for your post. I really like the idea of digital magazines. However, i just like the paper ones. They’re much more convenient.

  7. aaron@best outdoor hdtv antenna November 26, 2008 at 2:31 am #

    Digital magazines are great. I can take them wherever I want, with no worries of ripping, losing, or anything. While I am sad to see PC Mag dropping their print version, I think the new all digital format will be great.

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  8. cat November 26, 2008 at 6:42 am #

    Just subscribed to PC Magazine. We are in need to save trees and save earth!

  9. Popular Technology December 1, 2008 at 3:43 am #

    This is the future of paper publishing, they will all go online one after the other… why? four letters – blogs πŸ™‚

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  10. Computer Guides For Beginners December 3, 2008 at 11:16 am #

    Thanks for this useful information. I have signup for this offer and got a free tech magazine I loved for free. Kudos!

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  11. Popular Technology December 4, 2008 at 7:12 am #

    This is the future of paper publishing, they will all go online one after the other… why? four letters – blogs

  12. Fahad December 6, 2008 at 9:07 pm #

    I’d bet that a move like this would really boost the profit margin of a publisher. Lot’s more profit to be kept if you aren’t paying printing costs.

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  13. ray@Atlanta Real Estate January 17, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    Print is simply to expensive, it will eventually come down to just a few niche publications.

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