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DEI Briefs | 5.29.14

By Samantha Wood 05/29/2014

BRAIN magazine offers both digital and print.
Beginning with its May 1st issue, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN) has added the option for subscribers to receive a new digital version in addition to or instead of the print edition.

Christianity Today's Books & Culture lives on in digital.
Less than nine months after a pledge drive saved the publication from...more

JET Magazine Going All Digitial in June

By Caysey Welton 05/07/2014

Launched in 1951, Johnson Publishing Company's digest-size JET magazine will cease its print product and will replace it with a weekly-updated app. Starting in June, subscribers will have the option to transfer their subscription to sister publication Ebony or continue on with JET and its new offerings.

The new JET app will replace the PDF-replica digital edition and will be available for download across all platforms....more

DEI Briefs | 4.29.14

By Caysey Welton 04/29/2014


Yahoo! Reimagines Its Travel Vertical

Yahoo! Travel has been relaunched as an "immersive digital magazine." The vertical has been part of Yahoo!'s stable since 1997, however the new iteration mirrors a digital magazine with interactive features and more visually engaging content. Also, the new vertical is leveraging sponsored content.

McGraw-Hill Rolls Out a Pair of Digital Editions

Engineering News-Record has released its first digital edition using the...more

Zinio Acquires Audience Media

By Caysey Welton 04/29/2014

Today, Zinio announced that it has acquired mobile publishing app company Audience Media for an undisclosed amount. The deal will enable the digital newsstand to offer simpler print-to-mobile publishing solutions for a wider range of publishers.

The company believes this acquisition will help position it as a dominant player in the digital edition space-which is now an $11 billion dollar...more

DEI Briefs | 3.27.14

By Caysey Welton 03/27/2014

Fliboard Version Two Turns One
Social news aggregator Flipboard celebrated the one-year anniversary of its "version two" app. More significant, the company announced that it has over 7 million user-generated magazines on its platform.

Slate Goes Behind the Paywall
Digital magazine Slate announced that it's launching a premium membership plan called Slate Plus. Slate Plus will offer its members access to discussions with editors, and will help influence future content. Access...more

Technology or Content: Not A Question of One or the Other

By Caysey Welton 03/27/2014

With more and more media companies investing heavily in technology there have been debates about what's more important: technology or content? Depending on your business model the answer could be either. But here, Mike Federle, Forbes Media's COO and speaker at FOLIO:'s April 3 MediaMashup in New York, answers this question (and more) from his own perspective.

FOLIO: There's a popular...more

Digital Edition Briefs | 2.26.14

By Jennifer Silber 02/26/2014

Hearst releases conservative digital edition for Dr. Oz: The Good Life.
Hearst’s newly-launched celebrity-driven magazine Dr. Oz: The Good Life has received a digital upgrade. Hearst has continued a pattern held by previous publishing apps that echo their print editions in advertising, but rearrange editorial to fit the new platform. The app is designed to function on iPad and iPhone interchangeably and features recipes and video as...more

Barnes & Noble Offers Free Magazines With Reading App Download

By Jennifer Silber 02/26/2014


In a new promotion that may serve to boost downloads and drive new user engagement, Barnes & Noble, Inc. is marketing its NOOK Reading App with a trial period of free content from a selection of books and magazines.

The goal of the offering is to kick start personal “libraries” for users who are just being introduced to the NOOK Reading App.


Digital Edition Briefs | 1.30.14

By Jennifer Silber 01/30/2014

Spring release set for SportsmanLife.
SportsmanLife, the official publication of the Professional Outdoor Media Association, will launch in April 2014. The all-digital magazine’s content will include articles, images, videos and more. Publishers of the quarterly are Earth Sports Redux, LLC and Labyrinth Holdings.

Forbes introduces a limited social network.
Forbes has partnered with MAZ in creating a new addition to its iOS app. “Stream” is...more

La Presse+ Sees Significant Gains in First 9 Months

By Jennifer Silber 01/30/2014

The free digital edition of Montreal-based daily newspaper La Presse has seen tremendous increases in the last nine months. Since its launch in April last year, the French-language newspaper’s tablet counterpart, La Presse+, has been installed on more than 400,000 iPads. 

Downloads to the iPad have totaled 60,000 in the last two months alone. At nine months, La Presse+ has...more

Google Launches AdSense Direct with Small Publishers in Mind

By Caysey Welton 01/22/2014

On Tuesday, Jan. 21 Google introduced AdSense Direct, an ad solution for publishers looking to initiate their own direct ad sales.

Publishers will need to establish their own deals with advertisers, but once they do the transaction is as simple as sharing a link.

AdSense Direct is similar to other solutions currently available to small publishers like iSocket and BuySellAds. However, this is Google's first play to small publishers, and the...more

Epicurious Relaunches App With Voice Control And More Lush Visuals

By Steve Smith 01/22/2014

[This story originally appeared on Folio: sister site]

Epicurious was doing mobile long before most service brands were even thinking about a post-desktop world. Still, its app presence was getting long in the tooth and in need of tech and design updates. The new iteration for both phone and tablet boasts a new voice activation recipe interface for easier kitchen use as well as enhanced layouts...more


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