Right on the heels of Dick Eastman’s blog post about the disappearance of print newsletters and magazines
, Everton’s Genealogical Helper
announced the debut of its digital edition.
Everton’s is still doing its print edition, too. Ancestry
(published by Ancestry.com’s owner, The Generations Network
) also publishes both on paper and digitally, as does Internet Genealogy
. Digital Genealogist
is available only online.
I was proud to see Dick’s description of Family Tree Magazine
as a “combined online and offline magazine." That’s what we’re going for: We’ve found readers are accustomed to getting information in a variety of ways, so we’re responding with extra online content, our weekly E-mail Update newsletter
, back issues and special editions on CD
, digital downloads of our State Research Guides
, our blogs and online Forum, online videos
and our recently launched podcast
The entire publishing industry is caught up in the “digital vs. print” discussion, with some swearing it's just a matter of time before all print publications go away, and others insisting people always will want to curl up with a paper magazine or book.
Many who commented on Dick’s post said they’d rather read paper. What about you all—would you read a digital version of your favorite genealogy magazine?
Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:59:10 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)