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Digital Magazines That Actually Generate Revenue

An ongoing list.

Josh Gordon By Josh Gordon
04/20/2009 -08:47 AM

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: 

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: Now digital only.

PopSci Genius: From the publisher of Popular Science.

eWeek: Has a print version but the digital version is 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

URBiz: For urban business professionals 

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.:


Computer Weekly

Cosmetic Surgery Answers

Drivers Republic

Eco For You

Graduate Prospects

iMotor (Dennis)

iGizmo (Dennis)

Monkey (Dennis)

Nature Methods

Sisters magazine (Muslim women)

The Week (Dennis)

Tennis Head


Josh Gordon By Josh Gordon -- Josh Gordon is president of Smarter Media where he works with publishers to maximize their online and print revenue through training, consulting, and representation.

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