Financial news site 24/7 Wall Street has released a new report grading the top 20 consumer magazine Web sites. The sites are rated "A"
Articles by Caysey Welton
As adoption of digital editions grows, so too do the attempts to monetize those editions.
F+W Media has tapped Impelsys’ iPublishCentral, a self-service e-content platform, to enhance its digital strategy, including the creation of widgets for 3,000 book and magazine titles this year.
The Traditional Publisher:
The Rise (and Potential Fall) of the AggregatorsNews may be a commodity online but it still draws the eyeballs, which in turn drive the ad dollars. Aggregators are often the bane of established publishers. Launched for little cost, they simply pull together stories from around the Web (sometimes with a pithy comment or blog with it).
Questex Media has laid off “in the range of 40” employees, CEO Kerry Gumas told FOLIO: Wednesday. The cuts are across a variety of functions in the business due to the economic slowdown and to the decision to expand outsourcing in certain areas such as production and creative services.
Every magazine has some portion of its audience involved in a digital-focused lifestyle or that would be interested in receiving a digital edition for one reason or another. They may be thinking “green.” They may want to archive the issues on a computer. They may be business travelers and want a digital edition for convenience.
SEE ALSO: Top CMS and Social Media Picks for Smaller PublishersMost publishers are scrambling to update their online content management system (and may even be on their third or fourth upgrade). The choices are staggering and smaller publishers can often be at a loss.
The phrase “print dollars, Internet nickels” gets attributed to Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore, who a few years ago compared the trickle of online revenue consumer publishers were seeing to the traditional billion dollar print business.
The number of media acquisitions has plummeted over the last year and there’s little chance of a rebound in 2009, particularly for the blockbuster, private equity-driven deals that dominated the marketplace until recently.