Magazines from the Digital World
The rise of the digital age has revolutionised the way we consume information. It's often blamed for the decline of print media; but in fact, several publications have been spawned by the subcultures emerging in the online world. Here are just a few of the new modern titles drawing in a more digital-savvy audience.
Egmont have recently launched Oh My Vlog! - a magazine aimed at teen girls and dedicated to the vlogging celebrities of the internet.
The vlog scene is huge, with several teens and young adults earning impressive incomes by posting regular videos to online video platforms such as Youtube (as well as live streaming services like YouNow, Periscope and Twitch).
One such example is beauty blogger Zoella, who has amassed a following of over 8 million subscribers, and makes an estimated £15,000 a month from Youtube advertising revenue according to some reports.
Oh My Vlog! features interviews and facts about the top Youtube personalities, plus tips and advice on how to produce your own videos and become a star yourself.
If you're not familiar with Minecraft, it's essentially the videogame equivalent of Lego. Players explore uniquely generated worlds made up of building blocks, which can be combined to create tools and build all manner of amazing structures.
From humble beginnings as a PC-only title, it's gone on to sell over 70 million copies across the globe - and now thanks to Dennis Publishing, it has its own magazine.
Minecraft World is a monthly title aimed at 7 to 11 year olds, which covers all things Minecraft - building tips, strategies for surviving against the enemies in your world and features on other players' creations.
But it's not just younger audiences who are getting new publications. Imagine FX is an example of some of the titles being launched for more grown-up readers - in this case digital artists and graphic designers.
Published by Future, Imagine FX offers news, guides and tips for professional artists and hobbyists alike. As well as workshops on how to develop your skills, there's also advice on how to get the most from Photoshop and other popular art software, features on how to turn your work into a career, interviews with the stars of the industry and plenty of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
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