While some were hesitant to hop on board with Apple after it initially announced its subscription model, more and more publishers are signing up to sell magazines under the software giantâ€™s terms.
Conde Nast announced earlier this month that several of its titles would be available for subscription purchase, with The New Yorker leading the way. Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest and Allure were...more
Zinio, the digital newsstand that has previously been available for Apple iOS users, is now entering the Android market.
Zinio can be downloaded on Android tablets, including the Motorola Xoom, LG Optimus Pad, Acer Iconia Tab a500, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Tab 10.1 and S II, the Dell Streak, the Motorola Atriz, T-Mobile G2x and G-Slate.
To drum up interest from Droid users, when Zinio is downloaded before June 15, users...more
Whether to create of an app or not was a debate for many publishers last year; this year, it seems almost a necessity. What publishers face now, as most major publications are rapidly discovering, is the obstacle of not only getting users to sample their apps, but become regular users (WIREDâ€™s iPad debut last June generated 100,000+ downloads and eclipsed print sales; in...more
With the latest slew of magazine apps launched in the past few weeks comes promising news for publishers in the digital space: publications with an Apple app have seen enough success to try their luck in the Android market.
Enter the Droid Apps
In partnership with Zumobi, Parenting Magazine (who launched their Ages & Stages app in the App Store in June 2010,) has developed their...more
Recognizing the fluid state of digital magazine publishing, the ABC board of directors has just modified a key requirement for qualifying a â€śreplicaâ€ť digital edition. Advertising in the print and digital editions no longer needs to be identical.
Up to now, the requirement for digital editions to retain identical content, whether advertising or editorial, was born out of the early days of PDF versions of print magazines. Now, however, as...more
A father gets into his car, starts the engine, and turns to the back seat where his three year old sits in her car seat. He chooses an app from his phone, hands her the device, and drives. She spends the ride touching the screen - she knows this app -- and the term "audience engagement" takes on new meaning.
That kind of sharing is becoming more common as digital offerings...more
As most publishers are scrambling to compact content (call it the Twitter effect), one company is bringing lengthy journalistic stories to digital devices.
Evan Ratliff (contributing editor at Wired Magazine, editor for Pop-Up magazine and writer for The New Yorker, Outside, Menâ€™s Journal and National Geographic) and Jefferson Rabb (programmer and Web designer for authors like Haruki Murakami and Jhumpa Lahiri) launched more
As the April 4 launch of Moving Media+ draws nearer, Bonnier Publishing is perfecting the tablet experience for industry personnel and audiences through comprehensive research that will maximize readership - and reader enjoyment - of digital tablet magazines.
Moving Media+ is an independent software company that was created as a spin off of Mag+ to give both large magazine publishers and smaller creative agencies the ability to publish...more
Google has released a magazine called Think Quarterly, a companion publication to a short book of data Google has provided to a select group of their UK associates.
The digital magazine has 63 pages featuring with an assortment of articles, including â€śThe Mobile Movementâ€ť and an interview with Peter Kruse, founder and CEO of nextpractice, based in Berlin, Germany.
The first issue focuses on data, and tips its hat...more
AT&T is the current broadband network used by the Amazon reader. The Kindle 3G can hold up to 3,500 books and is sold at the retail price of $189.
Kindle will also soon offer Kindle for the Web, which will allow users to read full text from a website without downloading a separate app. Kindle for the Web will also allow authors and publishers to offer full texts through their...more
Google announced today the creation of a service, Google One Pass, which will allow publishers to set their own prices and terms for the sale of digital content. Eric Schmidt introduced this new service at Humboldt University in Berlin.
The service will be accessible through Android operating tablets, smartphones and websites with one email and password sign-on combination. One Pass will allow publishers to customize the methods of how...more
Adobe Systems Incorporatedâ€™s Digital Publishing Suite tools will be used to adapt titles from Conde Nast, Dennis Publishing, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and National Geographic for Android tablets.
According to a press release from Adobe, the Content Viewer for Android will be utilized for tablets, beginning with the Motorola Xoom. Now available through the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite prerelease program, the Content Viewer will give consumers â€śintuitive navigation,â€¦interactive overlays...more
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