Press Release: Zinio Adds 1,000 New International Magazines with New Language Content to Libraries
Prince Frederick, MD - May 14, 2014 - Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand and leading magazine app for iOS, Android and Web, today announced an aggressive move to expand its digital offerings for libraries by adding 1,000 magazine titles to its digital magazine service for library patrons, including international titles with new language content. Zinio for Libraries is a digital magazine service offered in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books.
"We are excited to enhance the Zinio for Libraries offering by more than doubling the magazine titles available," said Beth Murphy, EVP of Product and Chief Marketing Officer for Zinio. "The Zinio for Libraries service has enjoyed over 300% growth in registered users over the past year, signaling the overall industry growth and consumer adoption of digital magazines across their favorite tablet, smartphone and desktop devices."
"Library patrons are demonstrating rapid adoption of digital magazines by accessing magazine content through Zinio for Libraries, with new checkouts of online magazines averaging over 1,000,000 per month," said Rich Freese, Recorded Books President and CEO. "The digital media market for libraries is showing exponential growth. Every minute a new library patron is added, 13 magazines are checked out on Zinio for Libraries. We expect that the addition of international digital magazines with new language content will appeal to an even broader selection of patrons with multinational interests and diverse cultural backgrounds."
Zinio for Libraries currently offers more than 1,800 magazines and continues to expand its available digital offerings.
With Zinio for Libraries, library patrons can access digital magazine content from hundreds of magazines by simply registering with a library card and password. Zinio's digital newsstand currently offers online magazines in both English and native languages from the following countries:
Argentina Italy Slovenia Australia Japan South Africa Brazil Mexico Spain Canada Netherlands Sweden Chile New Zealand Switzerland France Philippines United Kingdom Germany Portugal United States India Singapore Vietnam Ireland