Magazines were often bought at newsstands. Gradually, however, most companies began distributing their magazines by subscription.
A subscription guaranteed that the subscriber would receive each new issue of the publication.
The word “magazine” derives from Middle French magazine meaning “warehouse, depot, store”, from Italian magazzino, from Arabic makhazin, the plural of makhzan meaning “storehouse”.
In its original sense, the word “magazine” referred to a storage space or device. In the case of written publication, it refers to a collection of written articles.
A magazine is a periodical publication which is printed in gloss-coated and matte paper.
Magazines are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content.
They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by prepaid subscriptions, or by a combination of the three.