Oprah Magazine's iPad Edition Will Sell and Display E-Books
July 15, 2010

The iPad edition of O, The Oprah Magazine, will let users buy e-books and read them within the app itself, according to Hearst Magazines executives detailing the publisher's plans for the iPad and iPhones for the rest of the year. Esquire's iPad app edition is expected to be available starting with the September issue, on sale in August, and will be "more ambitious" than the iPhone edition that's already available.

The Modern Printer’s Evolution
July 1, 2010

While putting ink on paper remains their primary business, most printers are ready to expand—or have already expanded—the definition of their services.

Pulp Fiction
July 1, 2010

A debate has resurfaced in the publishing blogosphere in the last few months, a conversation that I believe is very important.

Seventeen.com Unveils A Makeover
June 30, 2010

Hearst Magazines Digital Media today announced the relaunch of Seventeen.com. The new site multiplies the power and reach of the iconic brand that has been the teen girl's fashion and beauty authority for 65 years.

Are Your Digital Editions Making Money?
June 1, 2010

The launch of the iPad has put a renewed focus on digital media applications, and early evidence suggests the impact of Apple's new product on the digital editions market will be profound. With its portability, interactivity and high-resolution color screen, the iPad seems taylor-made for magazines, and audiences have responded enthusiastically—as widely reported, the most downloaded free news app in the wake of the tablet's launch was a magazine reader.

Mobile Publishing
June 1, 2010

I love mobile devices. I bought my first PDA, a Cassiopeia, back in the late '90s. It was a Windows CE device, had a large, color touch screen, and ran scaled-down versions of Microsoft Office applications. I worked for Windows IT Pro at the time, and believe it or not, we actually launched a mobile version of our website specifically designed for mobile devices using a platform called AvantGo. That was 12 years ago, and we were able to aggregate enough of an audience to actually sell sponsorships.

The App’s The Thing
April 15, 2010

As the iPad frenzy continues, magazine publishers are once again headed for the gold fields of digital editions (or DEs). Last week, Time launched a splashy — and expensive — iPad edition, and Zinio’s reader has become the #1 free app for the iPad, to name only two examples. Apple has left itself vulnerable to an Android/Flash counterattack, but the DE 2.0 bubble has clearly begun. Not everyone will survive.

Zinio Mag Reader Is Top iPad App
April 13, 2010

There was something to all the talk about iPad being being a publishing savior. Zinio, which creates digital versions of magazines for print publishers, revealed that its Magazine Newsstand and Reader is the No. 1 free news app downloaded by new iPad owners -- besting competing apps from USA Today, The New York Times, BBC News, NPR and The Wall Street Journal.