Monday, 5 April 2010

Browsing at Borders is Dead, Long Live Issuu

So now we've lost Borders (R.I.P.), where do we go to find magazines not offered by Mr. Smith?
I loved the peace of the magazine section at Borders. We were allowed to be a browser. We may have gone in looking for our favourite film mag, but chances were we'd flick through a Spanish yachting magazine and a French home decoration publication, before grabbing an A3 matt-gloss-lovely filled with mouthwatering graphics. Or maybe that was just me ...
Well now Borders have gone we can transfer our look-before-buy habits online, without worrying about getting sticky finger marks on the page (or more yukkily ... wondering what the already sticky mark was on the page).
Issuu's easy upload site has given us access to a whole load more publications, in an easy flip-through-to read format. I loved this find today. Coco Eco have a Brit Special. Flick through and read Mel Enright's piece on Page 32 "No Water Sucks".

Love Issuu. And it's stopped me gazing over other people's shoulders to see what they're reading. Which can only be a good thing. If you have uploaded your work on Issuu, please let me know.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this, it's good to know there is life after Borders and find the smaller titles!


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