Not every publisher has the resources to cover all the bases and provide tablet editions for all the digital newsstands out there. Plus, Next Issue Media, for now, still remains relatively exclusive in the brands it selects for its platform. Here, we present a handy table that compares feature, service and reporting sets for the top newsstands: Apple, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Next Issue, Zinio and Google.
For example, much hay...more
Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner may have famously downplayed the potential of tablet editions, but the brand has just launched a fully featured iPad app that also incorporates song samples and purchasing opportunities through iTunes. The wait, it seems, has given the title valuable insight into tablet design and functionality as other Wenner Media brands, and other publishers, took the plunge first. more
Lebhar-Friedman, a b-to-b media company targeting the retail, residential and healthcare markets, has expanded its residential products group to includeÂ a new digital-only brand called Residential Building Products & Technology. Built exclusively for the tablet and desktop, the brand will leverage an affiliate marketing model to launch with an initial circ of 75,000.The magazine's audience will largely be builders, remodelers and subcontractors,...more
Symbolia, a tablet magazine for illustrated journalism, recently launched its first issue. The magazineâ€™s aim is to merge in-depth journalism with visually rich illustrations and pictorials. The app is currently available only on the iPad, however subscribers can also download a PDF version.Â Introductory subscriptions are being offered for $11.99 annually, and so far the magazine has a four-star rating in Appleâ€™s Newsstand. more
The number of publishers reporting digital copies is growing, new numbers for media-auditing firm BPA Worldwide show. A total of 532 BPA print titles reported digital circulation for the June 2012 cycleâ€”an increase of 6.4 percent when comparing the December 2011 period.
For BPA-audited publications, digital copies now make up about 21.4 percent of total circulation as of June 30, 2012. Additionally, the...more
International technology, business and culture news brand The Next Web is seeing gains with its digital-only magazine. TNW Magazine saw more than 43,000 individual downloads and 116,000 sessions in Octoberâ€”reaching this milestone four months earlier than the company expected, a statement from the company says. The brandâ€™s tablet magazine, which first launched in February, has so far released 10 issues and uses...more
Next Issue Media, the company behind the unlimited magazine app Next Issue, is a joint venture formed by five of the largest domestic publishersâ€”CondĂ© Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc. To offer readers more options, the company announced Thursday that it is expanding its iPad catalog beyond these five companies. The new offerings will include magazines from publishers like...more
ARM, a supplier and architect of digital semiconductor chips, has partnered with UBM Tech to launch the new digital magazineâ€“Signum. The focus of Signum is to combine journalistic content with robust multimedia technology.
Signum, released quarterly, is available now in both Apple and Android platforms, and is optimized for the iPad. It has also been designed with smartphones in mind, so...more
While some publishers are having more success than others at attracting readers for their tablet editions, digital subscriptions are generally still a small percentage of overall circulation. Meanwhile, media measurement firm comScore has been tracking how many tablet users are actually reading the magazines and newspapers they've been downloading, and how often.According to its study, which is produced via comScore's TabLens...more
LonnyÂ is moving from the browser to the App Store.
The digital-onlyÂ Livingly MediaÂ publication will still offer its inspirational home design content via desktop and mobile browsers, but will now also provide anÂ iPad appÂ in an effort to strengthen its digital presence and add subscription revenue.
Lonny is currently offered for free on its website, while older issues of the magazine can be bought...more
Editor's Note: This story originally appears on FOLIO: sister site minonline.com
Three years after folding (or putting on 'hiatus') its menâ€™s lifestyle title, Rodale brings Best Life back to newsstands this week. Scheduled to stay at retail for the coming quarter, Best Life revives much of the content mix that made it a favorite among many affluent male readers for years:...more
Natural science, exploration and adventure publication National Geographic is seeing traction in the digital space, at least according to its new Consolidated Media Report (CMR) from the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).The National Geographic English-language magazine app has reached 4.5 million downloads as of August 31, 2012, while the English-language version of the National Geographic Traveler magazine app has been downloaded...more
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