I have not had very good luck with magazines in the Nook app for Windows 7. The magazines that I have purchased will not even read in the Windows 7 app. The text is there but not any pictures or diagrams at all. It is useless for crafting magazines. I have also not been able to get my magazines backed up to the computer. I have not tried Windows 8 yet, but I do not think you can print from it either. The Zinio app for Windows 7 will at least allow you to print, but I have not been able to figure out how to backup my Zinio magazines either. I do not like to rely on other companies (Barnes & Noble or Zinio) to keep my magazines for me. I want to keep them for myself.
So far, I have decided that I will purchase my craft magazines from the publisher in pdf format. That way I can print anything I want.
Thank you for that. Sounds like I will stick with Zinio, for now. The only way I found to back up my magazine subscription with Zinio (at least a free sample issue they allowed me to get) is to print to a PDF, but you have to go one page at a time and it is slllloooowwww. I have considered giving up subscribing altogether and just buy a year's worth on disc when it becomes available, but I am not sure I want to wait a year and a half or longer. The magazine I am considering digitally subscribing to's most recent annual compilation disc was for the 2011 issues when I last checked, which was sometime in early April. I don't know if they delay release for a year and a half or two years.
Like you, I don't like leaving my magazines in "cyberspace", I like to have a copy of them that I can readily access. I love paper, but it's been a storage problem for a few years now. That's why I am hoping digital will be the answer at some point.