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A Digital Magazine Storefront Could Be on the Way

No matter how you feel about magazines on the iPad, the device does have the ability to turn print pages into interactive experiences. And while I'm a magazine fan in the traditional sense, magazines translated to the iPad are growing on me. According to publishers, though, sales of digital magazine editions aren't as high as they'd like, and the answer could be a magazine storefront for tablet devices.

Find out more about this when you read more.

Next Issue Media is a joint venture from five different media companies that will launch a service for magazine distribution across tablet devices. Plus, some sources say that magazine publishers have also been working directly with Apple to come up with a subscription model for digital versions of magazines instead of requiring users to download each issue individually.

While a "Hulu for magazines" may be in the works, don't expect it to work like the Apple iTunes Store — sources say that handling subscriptions and pricing for magazines "has been a sticking point" for publishers, who do not want to see their magazines sold through a tightly controlled-by-Apple outlet.

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leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
I do see the appeal of subscribing to certain magazines on the iPad, for select magazines I still prefer a physical copy. It is so un-eco friendly of me (I have cut down) but I cannot replace the fun of flipping through the pages of Vanity Fair, Elle or select Vogue's. In regards to newspaper, I could adjust to digital. For the most part, I have basically switch to reading digital formats.
Tres-Chic-NY Tres-Chic-NY 6 years
Isn't there already something for the iPad called Zinio. I have that and I read my US Weekly on there and a whole lot of other magazines. i love it
anakiya anakiya 6 years
I love reading my magazines on the iPad. Although I am a huge Apple Geek, I don't buy the apps. I purchase my magazines through Zinio. The prices are much better and they have a bigger selection. I would get them from Apple but they have to figure out something different with the pricing.
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