Honest Abe Living magazine, an in-house publication of Honest Abe Log homes, will be presented as an online, interactive magazine beginning with the March 2018 edition.
"We believe that designing the magazine in an interactive format will offer readers a richer experience," said Honest Abe President Josh Beasley.
Beasley explained that because the magazine is live on the company's website rather than uploaded as a .pdf, readers can click through the main magazine page to related articles, download supplemental materials and watch videos.
"Whether readers of Honest Abe Living are seeking to build a log or timber frame home or just people who love log homes and enjoy reading about them, the new magazine format will satisfy their needs," Beasley said.
The new magazine will offer the same content types as the downloadable .pdf version that Honest Abe has published online since 2011. Each month there will be feature stories about log or timber frame homes, tips for homebuyers and homeowners, a recipe from Lodge Cast Iron, a featured floor plan, company and industry news, announcements about new products and invitations to upcoming tours, log raisings and other events.
'We've made it simple to share, print or save magazine articles through use of a new feature we've added to our website," Beasley explained. "To the left of each page there is a colorful sharing bar. With one click any page can be shared to the reader's personal social media page, pinned to their Pinterest boards, emailed to themselves for further review or to another person, printed on paper or downloaded as a .pdf."