LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ALO, the premier English language magazine about Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle, has joined some of the country's most popular publications on iTunes with Magzter, the global and digital newsstand accessible by computer or tablet. In this new age of smart devices, mobile phones, iPads and Androids, where hand-held devices can be turned into our personal bookshelves, Magzter enables users to access their favorites. Now, ALO magazine is only a click or two away. This successful merger of print and digital creates access to potential new readers across the globe. Curious readers can also preview the dynamic new issue of ALO on iTunes.
"One of our top goals for 2013 is to enter the digital world in a big way," says Wafa Kanan, ALO's publisher and editorial director. "With Magzter's 3.5 million users around the world, we are pleased that English speaking readers from many nations can now explore and experience the lands and peoples of a region often misunderstood and regularly misrepresented in the popular media. In addition, we are confident our global digital strategy will provide new opportunities for international advertisers to take advantage of the growing purchasing power of this diverse and increasingly affluent region."
Not beholden to any religious or political viewpoint, ALO has the freedom to address controversial topics with utmost candor. In our current issue, readers dive into a fascinating story by Prof. Mehdi Noorbaksh of Harrisburg University on the Arab Spring, why it erupted and how it will change the world. Rima Fakih, the 2010 Miss USA, takes off the gloves and speculates on the prejudice that may have kept her from taking home the Miss Universe crown in the follow-up competition. Fakih's unabashed interview takes on the beauty pageant system, America's unfounded misperceptions of Middle Eastern-Americans and her friendship with the Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump.
In a profound first person account, a post-college Arab-American woman details her life between two worlds as she navigates through life in America while still being bound to traditions and restrictions of her immigrant parents. Noted travel journalist J. Patrick Adams tells how it feels to be an American in Beirut while we also bring stories from Dubai, Cappadocia, Turkey; and Dearborn, Michigan. We bring readers the latest in fashion trends, take you backstage at the Oscars, reveal the mysteries of Lebanese cuisine, and open the door to one of the art world's best kept secrets.
The cover artists Sixx and Kasem have autographed a limited number of the current print issues for sale. These can be ordered from www.alomagazine.com with proceeds going to aid charitable causes focusing on literature, arts and culture.
ALO magazine appears four times a year and can be downloaded at Magzter for $3.99 per issue.
About ALO Magazine
ALO is the world's premiere cultural lifestyle magazine. Each captivating high-end issue showcases the many facets of the region's diverse, dynamic heritage. Our contemporary perspective appeals to and connects with today's affluent, educated consumer. The magazine strives to be the ultimate source and voice of Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean cultures both in the region and in the diaspora.
Magzter Inc. is the world's largest and fastest growing digital self-service newsstand with 3.5 million digital consumers. Magzter enables publishers to offer digital editions of their titles so readers can easily access and enjoy them. Magzter supports formats starting from simple PDFs to fully interactive HTML5 magazines. It is the ideal way to browse, buy and read magazines and books on your tablet or smartphone, whether it's Apple iOS (iPad/iPhone) or Android (Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Xoom, Dell Streak, Google Nexus-S3, etc.) or just online on the web using your browser at www.magzter.com.
SOURCE ALO Magazine