August 26, 2014

Readymag – DIY Magazine Publishing

Readymag is a web-based publishing platform that people can use to design their own microsites, online magazines, and photo stories. Because no coding is required, users can focus 100% of their energies on developing a product that’s as stylish and customized as they want.

The entire magazine design process on Readymag happens within your browser. That’s where you’ll be prompted to drag and drop various images, text, videos, and other pieces of content into place on your screen. Readymag gives you complete control over how your magazine will look. Even when you use a template, you’re still able to change the fonts, colors, and design until the aesthetic of the page matches what you were going for. Readymag has more than 1,500 web fonts to choose from. Each type of content has its own interactive widget. To add an audio file, for example, just drag the audio widget onto your page. The same goes for a picture, video, slideshow, or iFrame. When your magazine is ready to go, click “Publish.” All at once, your website will be viewable across the web.

Cross-platform compatibility ensures that your magazine is just as easy to view and navigate on a smartphone as it is a desktop PC. Readymag also makes it easy to create custom domains, either for one of your magazines or for your profile page specifically.

Practical Uses:

  • Start a fashion magazine in your free time
  • Publish a microsite with information about your business
  • Integrate video into your online publication
  • Create a single place to publish all your photographs on the web

Insider Tips:

  • Track online visitors with Google Analytics
  • Set up a custom domain through Readymag
  • Embed an interactive preview of your website on your blog
  • Readymag offers users more than 1,500 web fonts

What we liked:

  • People don’t have to know any code to create magazines with Readymag
  • Microsites can be developed with integrates audio, video, and animation files
  • Readymag sites work across all platforms and devices
  • Users can create and publish an unlimited number of magazines

What we didn’t like:

  • Domain mapping is only available for users with Super Publisher plans


Company Info:

  • Launched: October 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Moscow, Russia
  • Founded by: Anton Herasymenko
  • Web site:


  • Beginner plan is free
  • Publisher plan is $9 per month
  • Super Publisher plan is $12 per month

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