Have Finweek, can travel

Finweek English Edition - - COVERSTORY -

I HAVE TO AD­MIT I’m a bit old school: I still like the feel of a news­pa­per as I page through it on a Sun­day morn­ing. It never oc­curred to me that read­ing mag­a­zines on my lap­top or tablet could be re­ally en­joy­able. In an at­tempt to be more tech-savvy (and not fall be­hind the whiz kids) I’ve de­cided to sub­scribe to the dig­i­tal edi­tion of Finweek on Zinio.

Not fa­mil­iar with Zinio? It’s the world’s largest news­stand and book­store and of­fers more than a mo­bile read­ing ap­pli­ca­tion. Zinio has ex­pertly cre­ated dig­i­tal is­sues of the mag­a­zines we love and de­liv­ers ex­actly the same ma­te­rial we get in print – plus ex­clu­sive fea­tures, such as in­ter­ac­tive graph­ics and videos for your iPad, iPhone, lap­top and An­droid.

Ba­si­cally, you can buy Finweek or any other pop­u­lar mag­a­zine and read it on the screen of your choice. Zinio is great be­cause it also al­lows you easy and affordable ac­cess to in­ter­na­tional con­tent. On the SA Zinio web­site – http://za.zinio.com – you’ll find

Finweek in its “news” sec­tion un­der “busi­ness news”. You have sev­eral buy­ing op­tions: from a sin­gle is­sue of the mag­a­zine to a full an­nual dig­i­tal sub­scrip­tion (50 is­sues) for only R782,89. If you pre­fer the Afrikaans ver­sion of the mag­a­zine it’s also avail­able dig­i­tally. The reg­is­tra­tion process on the web­site is straight­for­ward and only takes three min­utes.

Buy­ing on­line is just as sim­ple and con­ve­nient: add the item to your bas­ket and then pro­ceed to check out. It’s lit­er­ally a mat­ter of sec­onds be­fore you re­ceive your dig­i­tal is­sue of the mag­a­zine in your in­box. Then click on the cover and let the read­ing be­gin!

The dig­i­tal nav­i­ga­tion is un­com­pli­cated and even a Stone-ager like me can eas­ily page through and nav­i­gate the Finweek dig­i­tal edi­tion. No more queu­ing at Ex­clu­sive Books or a CNA out­let to buy the lat­est is­sue. Ev­ery is­sue of Finweek is avail­able on my mo­bile, so I carry it with me wher­ever I am – in an air­port lounge or sitting in my doc­tor’s wait­ing room, and we all know how hor­ri­ble the manky hand-me-down mag­a­zines at the doc­tor’s can be.

DEIRDRE DU PREEZ

Events co­or­di­na­tor, Fin­media24

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