Digital Magazines That Actually Generate Revenue
An ongoing list.
I'm involved with a project to help build the case for advertising in digital magazines. As part of the proposal process, I created a list of digital magazines that are optimized for digital delivery that support advertising sales.
If you are trying to sell advertising into a digital edition and getting resistance, show them this PDF. It contains the best list of high profile ad supported digital magazines I could find.
Also, if you know of any other ad supported digital magazines not included here, please post them!
Here is the list so far:Â
US Newsweekly: The digital reincarnation of US News and World Report
MINE: a "made to order" magazine from Time Inc publishing (84.5 percent digital, the rest print).
Sporting News Today: Daily sports news.
SportsArizona: Local sports news from Arizona.
PC Magazine: NowÂ digital only.
PopSci Genius: From the publisher of Popular Science.
eWeek: Has a print version but the digital version isÂ optimized.
ZooZoom: Digital only fashion form New York.
Winding Road: Pioneering digital only car magazine.
PowerBlock: For car enthusiasts.
Mustang Life: for Mustang enthusiasts.
Red Wire: Music enthusiast digital only.
Coachella: Music enthusiast digital only.
Premier Guitar: A digital replica with enhancements.
Viv: Very high end women's service magazine.
Double Dutch: For teenage girls.
Zakar: For black women.
Hilary: Claims to be North America's "First and Most Popular Online Women's Magazine, est. 1995."
Double X: Launching soon, from Slate.com.
URBiz: For urban business professionalsÂ
Organic Style: Green lifestyle magazine.
Organic Lifestyle: Also, a green lifestyle magazine.
Maria Claire: A digital preview edition.
Reader's Digest: Digital preview edition.
American Girl: Digital preview edition.
In the U.K.:
Sisters magazine (Muslim women)
The Week (Dennis)
-- Josh Gordon is president of Smarter Media Sales.com where he works with publishers to maximize their online and print revenue through training, consulting, and representation.
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