A month ago, at the World Wide Developer's Conference, Apple's vice president of product management and marketing, Susan Prescott, walked the audience of developers, users, and fans through the features of a new app that will be bundled with iOS 9: Apple News.
The relationship between Apple and the magazine publishing industry has been acrimonious since the launch of the iPad in 2010 and the technology giant threw the industry another curve ball on Monday.
As first reported by Re/code, and later announced during its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple is launching a Flipboard-like, content-aggregation app called News. Re/code also reported that Apple plans to do away with Newsstand, which at this point amounts to a mercy killing. Apple did not mention the fate of Newsstand during the WWDC.
Anyone who's worked as a magazine writer will tell you that while a significant number of women read men's magazines like GQ and Esquire, which have a reputation for publishing authors now canonized in the annals of American 20th century literature, far fewer men read women's magazines like Elle and Cosmopolitan.
So where should female magazine writers get their work published if they want to be read by as broad an audience as possible? General-interest magazines offer them limited space, publishing articles largely written by men; according to the 2014 Vida Count,
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2015) - Magzter, the largest and fastest-growing digital magazine store and newsstand in the world, with more than 25 million users globally, today announced the addition of over 500 new titles to Magzter GOLD, the 'all-you-can-read' digital magazine subscription service that gives users unlimited access to the largest library of digital magazines across mobile, tablet and web for $9.99 a month.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring issue of Publishing Executive. We have republished it in light of the announcement yesterday that Adobe's redesigned Digital Publishing Solution is now open to public beta testing. Magazine publishers featured in this article have already utilized Adobe's new platform to create digital editions and apps
On March 23, 2015 at the Digital Innovators Summit in Berlin, we announced that we will bring Adobe Publish to market in Summer 2015. Adobe Publish is a platform that builds upon the foundation of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) to bring the next generation of mobile app publishing. It will allow our customers to make mobile apps for phones and tablets without requiring development and to produce and distribute great content in simple, cost-effective and modern ways.
A lot has changed in four years. Way back then, forward thinking magazine brands saw the iPad as the future of digital publications. Now, in 2015, the tablet seems stalled, and it is the smartphone-particularly in its larger-screened embodiments-that has everyone's attention. Into this context Fast Company, the most progressive of major business publications, has launched a new native app experience in close collaboration with Adobe.
Code and Theory, one of the world's largest independently-owned creative agencies, was named to Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" list, published online today. The agency was featured as a standout in the Design category.
Vogue was named magazine of the year at the annual National Magazine Awards ceremony on Monday night, earning the award that honors brands excelling in both print and digital media as well as areas such as events and branded content. But it was Nautilus -- an indie science magazine published quarterly that costs $49 a subscription -- that set a record for the evening. Established in 2013 with a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, it became the first to win two National Magazine Awards in its first year of eligibility.
When CrowdTangle's founders started it in 2011, they saw it as a tool for changing the world. Originally the app, which won funding from the Knight Foundation, organized activism on Facebook by merging pages, events, and groups into one central place. In some cases, like the Occupy Wall Street movement, it worked great. In most cases, it didn't.
That version of CrowdTangle no longer exists. But from it has emerged something that has definitely changed your Facebook feed, if not the world.