Starlog available online via Internet Archive

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

Starlog, the very significant and much-missed science fiction magazine that ran from 1976 to 2009, has now been made available in full courtesy of the Magazine Rack section of the Internet Archive, which has put the entire run of issues up online, from its Star Trek-inspired inception to its [...]

Meanwhile in the newspaper world, print thrives—out east

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

Despite predictions of their imminent demise, newspapers are not only still with us, but even expanding their readership—in Asia, at least. According to the latest annual World Press Trends survey of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), “print newspaper [...]

Flipboard 2.0 Comes to Android with Curated Magazines

By Jeremy Hill
May 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Flipboard for Android finally received an update to version 2.0. The biggest new feature of this update is the ability to create and share personalized magazines. This feature was first introduced for iOS a couple months ago. Flipboard 2.0 also utilizes Android’s native sharing functionality. [...]

Are you a Wired subscriber? Grab your free e-book.

By Dan Eldridge
May 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Wired magazine will be celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout the remainder of 2013, and as something of a celebration, the editorial team has put together Wired @20, an e-book consisting of what the editors consider to be “20 of the most important and mind-blowing stories from the [...]

Fantastic Archives!

By Tony Bandy
July 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

With a $10,000 research prize as well as thousands of periodicals for reading and study, I’ve very recently found a great resource for librarians, eReaders and classic pulp fiction fans.  With titles ranging from Collier’s Weekly to classic works of pulp such as Argosy, Weird Tales, [...]

Next Issue Subscription Magazine App Available for iPad

By Paul Biba
July 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the Good E-Reader Blog.  More details in the article.  In notice that they have a 30 day trial.  I’m going to give it a shot. Next Media, the company behind a monthly-fee based subscription service that allowed Android device users to pay on flat fee to read any magazine from a host [...]

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 [...]

Forbes changes article format, draws more traffic

By Chris Meadows
June 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

In this era of fading revenues, how can a newspaper or magazine draw traffic while differentiating itself from the hundreds of other similar sites out there? Lewis DVorkin, Chief Product Officer of Forbes Media, has written about how Forbes is doing just that. Most news sites, DVorkin writes, are [...]

Time Inc. to bring magazines to Apple newsstand store

By Chris Meadows
June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

The New York Times reports that Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the US, has reversed its previous position on Apple’s newsstand e-magazine store, and will make all of its magazines available through that platform. Historically, Time only sold single issues of its magazines as apps [...]

Interview with Zite CEO Mark Johnson

By Paul Biba
June 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Zite is my favorite personalized magazine on the iPad.  I much prefer it to Flipboard, as it has a much better aggregation of materials and a superior user experience.  StrategyEye has an interview with Zite’s CEO about the state of digital media.  Here’s a snippet: ¤ What are the [...]

Why publishers don't like apps

By Paul Biba
May 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

That’s the title of an article by Jason Pontin, the editor in chief of MIT’s Technology Review.  He discusses how publishers were seduced into doing apps by the iPad and how they became disappointed with the results.  But the real problem with apps was more profound. When people read [...]

Magazine publishers come together to agree on tablet metrics

By Paul Biba
April 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

That’s the title of an article in TabTimes: The New York Times reports that the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) is to announce a set of voluntary guidelines on tablet publishing later today (Monday). The guidelines are reported to have been drawn up with help from magazine publishers [...]

7 lessons in magazine iPad app design from an industry guru

By Paul Biba
March 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

Here’s a great article from Engage.  At the end of the article, Robert Newman, discusses which type of magazines he thinks will survive and which will die.  Newman is the creative director of Readers Digest and former creative director of Real Simple.  He’s also design director of [...]

Wired delivers the first-ever NFC-enabled advertisement

By Paul Biba
March 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the press release: WIRED today announced that the first-ever magazine advertisement utilizing Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will appear in its April issue (on newsstands 3/20). Readers who own NFC-enabled Android smartphones can launch a mobile website allowing them to test-drive [...]

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