Top Ten magazines to go: tablet, phone and more…

It’s now been a year since we launched our Zinio eMagazine service, and what a year it’s been! Winnipeggers sure do love their magazines. So far in 2014, you’ve checked out 99,529 eMagazines!

For those of you unfamiliar with Zinio, it’s an electronic magazine platform that offers full color and interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. You can browse hundreds of magazines from our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

If you’re curious about the most popular titles, as I was, here’s our annual* top-ten countdown:

10 – Cosmopolitan (1949 checkouts)
9 – The Economist (2026 checkouts)
8 – Martha Stewart Living (2063 checkouts)
7 – Food Network Magazine (2073 checkouts)
6 – Canadian Living (2107 checkouts)
5 – National Geographic Interactive (2447 checkouts)
4 – O, The Oprah Magazine (2482 checkouts)
3 – Us Weekly (4807 checkouts)
2 – OK! Magazine (6012 checkouts)
1 – Star Magazine (6555 checkouts)

In 2015, we’re adding even more titles to our eMagazine collection. Starting January 1, 2015, you’ll have 213 titles to choose from! It would take too long to list all the new titles, so I thought I would give you a smattering selection of the coolest** titles.

BBC Good Food MagazineBBC Good Food Magazine is the UK’s biggest selling food magazine, packed with triple-tested recipes and practical ideas for every meal occasion. From weekday suppers to relaxed weekend lunches, recipes are seasonal and work first time. In every issue you’ll find 100+ triple-tested recipes, everyday cooking, weekend ideas, seasonal ingredients, TV chefs, inspirational photographs, and practical advice.

Candy PhilippinesCandy is the no. 1 teen magazine in the Philippines. Every Filipina teen trusts that Candy, her BFF, will inspire her to make the most out of her teen years! The magazine features everything a Candy girl is passionate about-fashion, beauty, school, celebs, friends and boys.
CosmopolitanCosmopolitan is one of the largest-selling young women’s magazines in the world, famous for its upbeat style, focus on the young career woman and candid discussion of contemporary male/female relationships. In 2015, we’ll also be offering international editions from France, Hong Kong, India, Italia, Middle East, Philippines, and the United Kingdom.

FamilyFunWhat does family fun mean to you? Crafts? Recipes? Party ideas? Travel tips? FamilyFun magazine dishes up these and more boredom-defying activities in over 180 splashy, colorful pages. Geared toward parents with young children, this energetic magazine promises to enrich the lives of families. Offering a “we’ve been there, we know” sort of comfort to parents, folksy first-person articles let parents know they’re not alone.

GQGQ is the authority on men and is the premier men’s magazine. With its unique and powerful design, the best photographers, and a well of award-winning writers, GQ reaches millions each month. Get the best in men’s fashion and style, beautiful women and culture, news and politics. Check out the US edition, or one of our various international editions from Germany, India, Italy, Latin America, and Hong Kong.

Inside Soap UKSoap Opera DigestCalling all Coronation Street, East Enders, and Emmerdale fans! Inside Soap UK is your essential weekly guide to all the big soap dramas. This magazine gives you every story, every secret, every week! More of a fan of the American soaps? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with Soap Opera Digest, which provides exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming episodes and details of previous shows that you can’t find anywhere else.

SciFi nowWritten by fans for fans, SciFi Now is the first new science fiction, horror, cult TV and fantasy magazine in the last 12 years – a high quality title that celebrates the explosion of new scifi TV shows, films and culture, past present and future. From Doctor Who to Buck Rogers, Star Wars to American Horror Story, D81 Buffy to Battlestar Galactica, SciFi Now loves them all, and there’s no better magazine if you want in-depth interviews, lavish features, trustworthy reviews and detailed sci-fi TV listings. The future is Now.

Shambhala SunShambhala Sun celebrates the spirit of wakefulness wherever it appears – in the arts, relationships, politics, livelihood, popular culture, and all the challenges of modern life. It offers a Buddhist view for people of all spiritual traditions who are open, inquisitive, passionate and committed.

The New YorkerThe New Yorker is a national weekly magazine that offers a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics, foreign affairs, business, technology, popular culture, and the arts, along with humor, fiction, poetry, and cartoons.

Vanity Fair


From entertainment to world affairs, business to style, design to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst, inspiring and driving the national conversation. Now the magazine has redefined storytelling for the digital age, bringing its high-profile interviews, stunning photography, and thought-provoking features to your device in a whole new way.

WIREDThe WIRED mission is to tell the world something they’ve never heard before in a way they’ve never seen before. It’s about turning new ideas into everyday reality. It’s about seeding our community of influencers with the ideas that will shape and transform our collective future. WIRED readers want to know how technology is changing the world, and they’re interested in big, relevant ideas, even if those ideas challenge their assumptions—or blow their minds.

YummyYummy is the modern food magazine from the Philippines that inspires readers to be creative with their home menus, given time and budget constraints. Every issue features more than 50 recipes that are quick-to-do and easy-to-prepare, using ingredients readily available in supermarkets. Yummy also delivers product and supermarket news, expert advice, and other interesting features on dining and travel, food shopping, and chefs and food lovers.

— Barbara

* If it’s the first time I do this, does it still count as an ‘annual’ countdown? I think it does, especially if I promise to do it again next year.

** I think they’re cool. Contrary to what my 15 year-old says, I KNOW what’s cool. Really.

2 responses to “Top Ten magazines to go: tablet, phone and more…

  1. Can you tell me what happened to Knitter’s magazine, which, up until this issue, I had been able to access through the library’s Zinio app? Today, it is not even coming up in a search, so where did it go?

  2. Hi Leslie,
    Unfortunately Knitter’s magazine decided to stop partnering with Zinio, which means the title disappears from our collection. We’ve signed up for Interweave Knits as a replacement. If there are any other magazines you’d suggest as a possible substitute, let us know.

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