About two months ago, we reported about Mygazines.com, a site which allowed you to view popular magazines online for free. Mygazines attracted many visitors who were thrilled at the prospect of being able to read premium content for free but it also drew the attention of copyright holders. As a result some of the most popular magazines were removed from Mygazines.com but the site continued to operated with limited content.
However it now looks as if Mygazines.com has shut down for good. The following message is displayed on the homepage:
Dear valued members, visitors and publishers,
Due to monetary reasons and the state of the global economy, we unfortunately must close mygazines.com. We simply ran out of funds to support the daily operations.
We thank you for your patronage.
If you are a publisher interested in understanding more about our model and vision for the future of the publishing industry going forward, or to discuss our Business to Business model opportunities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mygazines Team
It is indeed sad to see such a site go offline as it was one of the few sites entirely dedicated to magazines.
With the shut down of Mygazines.com, the next question which comes into mind is ‘are there any alternatives’? The following links should give you a clue as to where to download magazines for free. Don’t expect these to be complete replacements for Mygazines.com but as they they, something is better than nothing.
- 6 sites you can use to download free E-Books (some sites listed here do contain magazines in addition to ebooks)
- FILEnetworks E-Learning trackers section (Torrents – most E-learning sites have a magazines section)
- eBookShare.net (Has a good collection of magazines as well)