Way too expensive for digital copies... I have been a long time subscriber of Men's Health in paper copy and usually find deals for multiple years at a discounted rate. Right now, I have renewed a 2 year subscription for $29+. Why would I want to pay $24 for one year of the stuff I already get? If this were a $10-$15 annual sub, I'd do it just so I had copies on my Nexus7. It would be even better if MH offered digital copies free to current subscribers. Reading the reviews, I'm in agreement with everyone who states this is an overpriced subscription. Otherwise, MH is a GREAT magazine and usually is ahead of the health curve with the info they provide. I will read something in MH and then a month or two later it's "big news" all over the web and TV. As for one of the comments about journalists getting paid... I'm pretty sure the print copies more than make up for any pay needed by the journalists... not to mention the advertisements in the magazine. With MH being so popular, those ad spaces can't be that cheap. Without subscribers, you don't have a job.
Ads are ridiculous for this price. 1. WAY too many ads for something I'm paying a subscription for. The October issue had TWELVE PAGES of ads before I even got to the table of contents. Twelve pages! If I'm going to see that many ads on something, it should be free. 2. While we're on the subject of pricing, I agree with everyone else that this should be free if you have a hard copy subscription. A number of magazines are adopting this model. 3. Non-interactive, "flat-scanned." What this means is that unlike a lot of of other digital magazines that let you click on a panel to zoom and get a clearer look, this is just a straight scan of each page of the magazine, resulting in blurry text when you zoon; which is necessary when viewing on a phone. In short, it has a LONG way to go before it's worth it.
Very disturbing articles from so called doctors I canceled my subscription when this mag actually recommended routine male genital mutilation. To rip away and cut off a third of a baby boys sensitive penis without consent and against the will of every newborn for a sick religious ritual and for getting valuable skin for cosmetics is evil and destructive. When I saw the doctors name was Jewish, I called the editor who stated that he himself is not circumcised and did not do this to his own son. He seems to think it is ok to do this to American boys.
Like the product, hate the price! It's a shame that the digital version is so expensive. I'll be keeping the paper magazine until someone decides to get serious about getting modern subscribers. Wasting paper on a monthly publication is old-school thinking. Seems to be bad business when there are customers wanting to be eco-friendly, but are penalized by ridiculous pricing.
Not Free for current subscribers I have had a physical copy of Men's Health for a long time. It seem's unreasonable that a digital subscription does not come with it. I would love to change my review once this is rectified.
Electronic Editions Need to be more Economical! Why do electronic editions generally cost substantially more than print editions of the same magazine? Print should be more costly because of the raw material cost and postage. I subscribe to Men's Health paper edition for about $10.00 a year by scanning the web for bargain subscriptions. Yet the cheapest electronic edition is about $24.00 and $4.99 for a single copy is just doesn't make sense. Get the electronic yearly subscription cost to around $5.00 and I suspect the take percentage would increase dramatically.