Jet Magazine Going To Digital Only Format

0JET MAG FINALI just found out that Jet magazine will no longer publish in print.  They are going to digital format only.  I’m so happy I was able to pick up a copy of their final print issue.  It was the last one at the store, and the store owner told me I was lucky, because they had been selling like mad!  I can never remember a time when there wasn’t a Jet magazine, and it’s no wonder—I just read that the magazine started in the year I was born!

I remember reading Jet as a child and as a young woman, back when it was one of the pitifully few places that reported information of major interest to the Black community.

I got scared when I saw the legend “Final Printed Issue” on the cover.  I thought at first they were going out of print altogether, i.e. out of business.  I was so relieved to see that they will continue to publish, but just in digital format.

As an author who is multi-published in both print and digital formats, I can understand this move by Jet.  I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the digital world, both as an author and as a reader, but now I’m so happy I was!  I love my Kindle and go nowhere without it.  For those who may not know, magazines and newspapers can be downloaded to a Kindle (or Nook, if that is your reader drug of choice) as well as books.  You can also download personal documents as well, but I digress.

I’m looking forward to reading Jet digitally, and I thank them for being there for the Black community long before (virtually) anybody else was.

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