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Tablet editions of magazines are no quick cure for the industry

August 3, 2013


An old boss of mine said he didn’t regret launching magazines that didn’t work but he did regret not closing them sooner. He’d applaud Future’s decision to close its iPad magazine tech. after just seven months. He’d also sagely note this as further proof that content doesn’t migrate meekly from one platform to the next. The figures […]

THE WALL – digital magazine and the paywall vs. sharing problem

March 7, 2013


When it comes to new-media players worth watching, Marco Arment’s iPad-only publication — known simply as “The Magazine” — is at or near the top of the list, if only because it is a totally new, digital-native media venture that appears to already be profitable according to its founder. So it’s interesting to note that Arment recently announced a […]

Should Your Tablet Magazines Move From Monthly to Weekly Updates?

November 5, 2012


Print magazines may benefit from tablets even more than newspapers. To paraphrase Stewart Brand, the right information at the right time can change your life, and consumers will pay for that convenience. That may be why a plethora of print magazines are now adopting paid subscription tablet editions. In fact, Future has made £5 million from its iPad […]


August 30, 2012


THE LONDON edition of popular listings magazine Time Out will become free in autumn to broaden its reach, its editor-in-chief said on Thursday. Tim Arthur said more than 300,000 copies of the magazine, which focuses on entertainment and eating out in the British capital, will be given away in London every week, replacing the paid-for […]

Future of publishing? Publishing’s multi-platform future

June 22, 2012


Today’s PPA conference is a chance for the industry to take stock of where we’ve come from and make sense of where we’re going, writes James Papworth, marketing director, PPA. James Papworth, marketing director, PPA   In the point-and-click, swipe-and-tap world we live in, sometimes it’s important to stop and take stock. For many media […]

Lats & Atts magazine shuts down

June 21, 2012


The popular Latitudes & Attitudes magazine has closed its doors, according to former owner Bob Bitchin. Bitchin, who founded the popular magazine in 1996, sold it in January to Sextant Publishing. On Thursday, he sent an email out to readers and friends, advising that the magazine’s offices had been abruptly shut down the previous day. “As many of you know, we sold […]

Why newspaper paywalls are still a bad idea

May 2, 2012


Media industry research shows that more and more newspapers are implementing paywalls, possibly inspired by the launch of a “metered” wall at the New York Times earlier this year. Frederic Filloux argues in a blog post at The Monday Note that the metered approach can have benefits for papers that implement it, by boosting revenue […]