Press Release: Global Eagle and Zinio Partner to Bring Digital Magazines to Aircraft
September 30, 2015 at 2:20 pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. ("GEE") (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry, and Zinio, a multichannel magazine content distributor, today announced a new agreement aimed at satisfying airline passengers' voracious appetite for inflight reading. As part of the…

Buyer's Guide 2015: Digital Magazine & App Technology
April 1, 2015

Publishers have been publishing web content and digital magazines of some sort for over a decade now. What's new, and often challenging for publishers to integrate into their production cycles, is creating web- and mobile- optimized content for a growing variety of platforms.

‘Netflix for Magazines’ Services Explain Why They’re Not Doomed
March 24, 2015

It must be depressing to hear so many people say that your company's business model has no future.

Some magazine industry observers have recently said that the "all-you-can-read" or "Netflix for magazines" subscription model is doomed. They cite the lack of appeal of digital magazines, the missing sensory pleasure of print, and the superiority of reading individual online articles over magazine issues.

Despite these doubts, the companies offering this subscription approach have soldiered on and have seen some success. For example, Next Issue - a joint venture among six major publishers - has raised $50 million through investment firm KKR.

Zinio and Relay.com Partner to Expand Their Digital Newsstands
March 18, 2015

The French digital newsstand Relay.com and the U.S.-based digital newsstand Zinio have announced a partnership. With the deal, which is expected to go live in the fourth quarter of this year, Relay.com will begin using the Zinio technology platform and applications to power its newsstand.

The partnership will mean that Relay and Zinio will be adding magazines from their respective catalogs - Relay's being 600 strong. According to the partnership announcement, the reach of the combined catalogs will exceed 55 percent of the digital circulation in France audited by OJD.

Nook’s VP of Marketing on “Delivering An Experience” on Ereaders
December 19, 2014

I spoke with Jeanniey Mullen, VP of Marketing for Nook. Jeanniey spent five years developing and marketing Zinio's award-winning digital magazine newsstand. She took from that experience a deep understanding of what drives people to read digitally, the trends in digital reading, and the expectations and rewards that support the ereading experience.

Top 5 Mobile Trends for Publishers—It’s Good News, Folks
July 7, 2014

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is one of my s/heroes. In this day and age of branded journalism, she is one of the few women who has solidly branded herself as the Go To Gal for internet trends. She comes out with an annual report packed with excellent analysis, and the world becomes clearer for all of us. Thank you, Ms. Meeker!

Press Release: Zinio Adds 1,000 New International Magazines with New Language Content to Libraries
May 14, 2014

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.

Magzter Updates Digital Newsstand App, Says It Has Added Interactive Magazines
May 13, 2014

The digital newsstand Magzter has updated its iOS app for its digital newsstand. The update claims to have added interactive magazines, though confirming this inside the app and on their website has proved to be difficult.

Magzter is known for only offering PDF replicas inside its digital newsstand. While a magazine such as New York may produce a hybrid edition for the Apple Newsstand - ads as seen in print, with the editorial reformatted - it's Magzter digital edition is strictly a replica.