Digital Magazines

Once Considered Mortal Enemies, Print & Digital Are Living Happily Together
June 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Both sides were wrong. “In three years, none of this will be in print,” a senior publishing executive told me, six years ago, about two magazines that are still profitable and still in print. Mr. Print Is Dead thought magazine publishing would soon be all about apps and the web. (You see, kids, back then…

Do You Want to Write for Publishing Executive?
May 25, 2018 at 9:57 am

At Publishing Executive, we strive to provide insight and advice that is thought-provoking and useful to those working throughout the spectrum of the publishing industry. From those leading sales strategy to the technology gurus to the C-suite executives, our mission is to gather information and provide insight that will help media and publishing companies to…

Hearst Magazines Buys Minority Stake in Gear Patrol to Ramp Up E-Commerce
April 27, 2018 at 10:20 am

Hearst Magazines is acquiring a minority stake in Gear Patrol, a digital and print publication focused on products and enthusiast communities, to help the company branch out into more e-commerce efforts to diversify revenue. Gear Patrol is in the emerging crop of digital media companies that specializes in e-commerce, generating revenue by referring readers to…

Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service
April 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

Apple Inc. plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The move is part of a broader push by the iPhone maker to generate more revenue from online content and services. The Cupertino, California company agreed last month to buy…

As Fusion Media Implodes, Will the Gawker Orphans Hit the Block?
April 13, 2018 at 8:44 am

It was around 2011 when Isaac Lee, then a 40-year-old news executive at the Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, saw the writing on the wall, and it read: multicultural millennials. So Lee and Univision made a bold, some thought outlandish, series of bets. It all began with Fusion, a general-interest Web site and corresponding cable channel launched in 2012…

Is It Time to Put Your Magazine Out of Its Misery?
April 11, 2018 at 10:02 am

Many U.S. magazines are barely keeping their heads above water. And with further advertising declines, more paper price increases, a newsstand system that’s circling the drain and the prospect of huge postal increases, it’s likely to get uglier in Magazine Land. No doubt we’ll see more titles give up on their magazines and go digital-only.…

Apple Acquires Digital Newsstand Texture
March 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it, Apple is making an acquisition that could help it lay out a position as a purveyor of trusted information. The iPhone maker is buying Texture, a magazine virtual newsstand that’s known as the “Netflix of magazine publishing”…

Press Release: New York, The New Yorker Lead Ellie Awards Pack
March 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

NEW YORK, NY (March 13, 2018)—The winners of the 2018 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media were announced today at the Ellie Awards Annual Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. New York and The New Yorker both won three Ellies. GQ was the only other publication to receive more than…

Are Digital Editions Dead?
October 17, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Digital editions have been around for a long time, going all the way back to the late 90's.  But in 2010 when the iPad hit the digital runway, publishers jumped on the tablet bandwagon faster than they could shout, “Hallelujah!”. The struggling publishing industry had found itself a savior. One shouldn’t be surprised given that…

Press Release: Flipboard Opens Platform to All Publishers & Embraces Mobile Standards
October 10, 2017 at 10:38 am

October 10, 2017 — Palo Alto, Calif. — Today, Flipboard launches a new self-service program for publishers: for the first time publishers around the world can easily join Flipboard, have their stories discovered by readers on the platform and build a new channel for traffic to their websites. Flipboard is also rolling out the Reader…