E-magazine service Zinio reportedly seeks buyer

By Chris Meadows
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 competitor to Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s Newsstand apps, but Zinio has been around since long [...]

Condé Nast opens tablet reader metrics program to all advertisers

By Chris Meadows
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 only provided the information to select advertisers. The information will cover ten weeks after each [...]

Flipboard launches advertising program with Condé Nast

By Chris Meadows
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 their app is going to go the way of the web, with intrusive advertisements that distract from the [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 Digital Publishing Suite, the iPad magazine InDesign plugin. Designer Elliot Jay Stocks blogs about [...]

The Project issue 4 released free thanks to American Express sponsorship

By Chris Meadows
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 the Apple store “for a limited period only” due to an American Express sponsorship, As [...]

On making digital subscriptions work, by Adam Hodgkin

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 Inc and is founder of Next Issue Media a company that is stealthily developing a new approach to [...]

Locus now offering a digital edition

By Paul Biba
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 you’ve always loved about Locus is now available in an easy to read and affordable electronic format. [...]

Review of the typography of The Daily

By Paul Biba
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 is on the lighter side, the design isn’t frivolous or cute. It’s not Gray Lady formal, but it [...]

Long downloads hinder acceptance of digital magazines

By Paul Biba
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 up my iPad, clicked on the little Wired icon and purchased the magazine’s latest digital issue. [...]

The Atavist seeks paying iPad audience for long-form journalism

By Chris Meadows
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 Rabb. The idea is to sell in-depth stories that are longer than most magazine articles but shorter [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 about whether Apple was going to kill other e-book apps on its iOS platform ever since in-app [...]

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