E-magazine service Zinio reportedly seeks buyer

By libertyc
June 25, 2012 // 4 Comments

And speaking of e-magazines, CNN’s Fortune Magazine has broken the story that Zinio, the original e-newsstand app, is now seeking a buyer, to the tune of $50 to $100 million. CNN calls Zinio a [...]

Condé Nast opens tablet reader metrics program to all advertisers

By libertyc
March 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Ad Age reports that Condé Nast is going to open a program offering more information on the habits of tablet magazine readers to all its advertisers. The program started out with a trial run that [...]

Flipboard launches advertising program with Condé Nast

By libertyc
July 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

In partnership with Condé Nast, e-magazine app Flipboard has started introducing advertising to some of its feeds, beginning with The New Yorker magazine. But Flipboard users need not fret that [...]

iPad magazine publishing with Adobe costs at least £7003 per year

By libertyc
April 26, 2011 // 5 Comments

How expensive should it be to publish an iPad magazine app? If you said it should cost at least £7003 ($11,537) per year, then you’ll like the deal Adobe is offering with the latest version of its [...]

Confusion over what happens when Kindle magazine subscriptions canceled: do back-issues also vanish?

By libertyc
April 19, 2011 // 14 Comments

Gizmodo points out a drawback of subscribing to magazines through the Kindle: when you cancel your subscription, you lose not only future issues of the magazine, but the previous issues you already [...]

iPad personalized magazine aggregator Zite draws publisher ire for reformatting web content

By libertyc
April 1, 2011 // 1 Comment

Remember when the New York Times got upset about RSS reader Pulse making use of its feed? And Gizmodo wondered whether Flipboard was legal for the use it made of publishers’ content? The [...]

The Project issue 4 released free thanks to American Express sponsorship

By libertyc
March 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

As The Daily prepares to flip the switch to charging a fee, the paid magazine from Richard Branson’s company Virgin is going free. The fourth issue of the iPad magazine The Project is free through [...]

Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated roll out “all access” digital subscriptions for Android

By libertyc
February 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated announced the introduction of new “All Access” digital subscription plans that will deliver the iconic print magazine to consumers [...]

On making digital subscriptions work, by Adam Hodgkin

By libertyc
February 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

All Things Digital has an interesting essay by John Squires: “Apple, Google and the Publishers: Here’s How to Make Subscriptions Work”. Squires used to be a senior executive at Time [...]

Locus now offering a digital edition

By libertyc
February 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

Reader Brian Eberling got an email from Locus about this. Here it is: We are pleased to announce that Locus now offers a digital version of the magazine! With the January 2011 issue, everything [...]

Review of the typography of The Daily

By libertyc
February 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

We’ve all seen plenty of reviews of The Daily, but how about a review of its typography! As a “font fan” I found this fascinating. Here’s a snippet: … While the content [...]

Long downloads hinder acceptance of digital magazines

By libertyc
February 7, 2011 // 4 Comments

Nick Bilton has a good article in the NY Times Bits blog about the race between digital and print magazines. I especially liked his opening: This morning I decide to try a little experiment: I opened [...]

The Atavist seeks paying iPad audience for long-form journalism

By libertyc
January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Capital New York has a story on The Atavist, an iPad long-form journalism magazine put together by freelance journalist Evan Ratliff, The New Yorker editor Nicholas Thompson, and developer Jefferson [...]

Quick Notes: Mercer Mayer on FastPencil, tablets as impulse purchases, cheaper e-readers, and more

By libertyc
January 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

eBookNewser reports that children’s author Mercer Mayer is going to be publishing books through e-publisher FastPencil in 2011. He will be publishing nine titles in 2011, and will be creating new [...]

Apple enforcement of in-app purchase clause may imperil e-book apps

By libertyc
January 24, 2011 // 16 Comments

A shot fired by Apple in the ongoing e-magazine controversy could end up having profound implications for reading non-iBooks e-books on iOS devices. It’s no surprise that speculation has been rife [...]

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