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Newsstand Difficulties Persist, But There Is Hope

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Newsstand Difficulties Persist, But There Is Hope

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-18

In the last 10 years, unit sales have fallen 47 percent, but the big publishers are renewing their efforts and there's room to survive on the margins.
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Newsstand magazine sales keep tumbling for People, Enquirer, etc.

With the royal wedding, the Japan earthquake, the Occupy movement and the Arab spring, it’s not like there was a shortage of news in 2011. But you wouldn’t know it looking at newsstand sales for... | L.A. Times – 2012-02-08

Media Decoder Blog: Magazine Newsstand Sales Suffered Sharp Falloff in Second Half of 2011

The availability of content across various platforms contributed to declines in newsstand sales for print magazines, analysts said. Women's and celebrity magazines suffered sharp dropoffs. | The New York Times – 2012-02-07

Newsstand magazine sales down 10 percent in US

(02-07) 08:47 PST New York (AP) -- U.S. magazine sales at newsstands and other retailers dropped 10 percent in the second half of 2011, a sign that Americans are still careful about discretionary... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-07

The New York Times, The Daily and New Yorker Top Performing Titles on Apple’s Newsstand

In 2011, one phrase defined the magazine industry: digital editions. Whether publishers were deciding to take the leap into digitizing their publications, or deciding on what app to develop next,... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-13

Maybe Apple's Newsstand Really Was a Present For Publishers

Real numbers from Popular Science show what dedicated space in iTunes can mean for a digital magazine. | AllThingsD – 2011-12-23

The pros and cons of Apple's Newsstand for newspaper publishers

Taking a bite of the Apple... Are there more rewards or dangers?Apple certainly has a lot of offer new publishers, as Editor & Publisher notes in an article published today about Apple Newsstand.The... | Editors Weblog – 2011-12-05

Condé Nast subscriptions up 268% since Newsstand launch

We reported earlier that Newsstand appears to be treating digital publishers well, and new info from Condé Nast just released backs that up. The publisher of Wired and other magazines has seen... | GigaOM – 2011-10-26

Apple Newsstand: can it crack the news market?

The sales/subscription platform is a useful first step – but publishers must also create more imaginative tablet productsCan Apple crack the digital news market the way it did with music? The... | Guardian – 2011-10-24

Apple's Newsstand Boosting Mag Sales, But Will it Last?

Finally, publishers have a reason to cheer Apple. In the 10 days since Apple launched its Newsstand for the iPad and iPhone, many are reporting big spikes in sales of their digital editions. Ease of... | AdWeek – 2011-10-22

Why Apple’s virtual Newsstand is driving a surge in magazine, newspaper iPad app subscriptions

A couple weeks ago I predicted that Apple’s virtual Newsstand for iPads and iPhones would provide “a little more convenience for the user, and a little more discoverability for the publisher — but... | Poynter. – 2011-10-21

Newsstand launches for iPhone and iPad

Apple released version five of its iOS operating system Wednesday afternoon, which includes the new Newsstand feature that helps users collect and organize apps for newspapers and magazines.... | Poynter. – 2011-10-13

Publishers Flocking to Apple's iOS 5 Newsstand App

The highly anticipated launch of Apple's new iOS 5 is now here and with the new functionality comes new features--including one that publishers may find particularly valuable. | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-13

With New Apple iOS 5 Comes Newsstand App

The highly anticipated launch of Apple's new iOS 5 is now here and with the new functionality comes new features--including one that publishers may find particularly valuable. | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-13

Apple expected to introduce Newsstand today at iPhone 5 event

Apple is announcing the latest version of its phone and mobile operating system today, which among many upgrades includes a new Newsstand section for buying and organizing newspaper and magazine... | Poynter. – 2011-10-04

Publishers Fret Over Apple Newsstand

When Apple announced a digital “newsstand” in June, publishers welcomed it as a sign the tech giant saw the need for an easy way for consumers to find magazines and newspapers in the iTunes store,... | AdWeek – 2011-09-28

Candis magazine makes first move onto newsstand

Candis, the subscription-only monthly lifestyle magazine for women aged 35 to 55, is to start distributing copies via newsstands later this month in a bid to attract more advertisers. | Media Week – 2011-09-21

Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite Will Support IOS 5 Newsstand Feature

Adobe has announced that its Digital Publishing Suite will support the Newsstand feature in iOS. | PC World – 2011-09-08

BPA Report Shows Newsstand Declines

Publication audit agency BPA Worldwide released its U.S. Consumer Trac Data report for the period ending June 30, 2011 on Tuesday—the results show that newsstand sales across different titles... | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-26

Turnit Offers Free Digital Newsstand--And Says It Will Remain Free

Evolusent Inc.--owner of Lifestyle Magazine as well as several different companies offering new media content and commerce services--is beta testing Turnit, a free digital newsstand for magazine... | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-24

NOOK Newsstand Adds More Titles From Meredith and Time Inc.

The NOOK Newsstand for Barnes & Noble’s e-reader offering NOOK has added more titles from Meredith and Time Inc. to its periodical roster. | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-23

Media Decoder: Magazine Sales Slipped at the Newsstand

Despite widespread changes among weekly magazines, circulation numbers were largely flat over the last six months, and newsstand sales were generally lower. | The New York Times – 2011-08-09

Newsstand sales of US magazines down 9 percent

A new report says sales of U.S. magazines at newsstands and other retail outlets fell 9 percent in the first six months of the year in a sign of readers trimming discretionary spending. | – 2011-08-09

Why build a digital newsstand?

A kiosk owned and controlled by publishers will be beneficial for all involvedOn 30 June the French consortium ePresse opened its digital kiosk. Six months of hard work for a very small team (the... | Guardian – 2011-07-11

Zinio Discounts Entire Newsstand With Groupon

Digital magazine and newsstand provider Zinio is cashing in on the discount phenomenon with a new collaborative project with Groupon. | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07

French editors launch digital newsstand on iPhone and iPad

After almost a year of collaboration, the French ePresse application has been released on the iPhone and iPad. ePresse, a digital newsstand, is the product of eight press organizations collaborating... | Editors Weblog – 2011-07-05

Apple’s Newsstand, subscription terms paint confusing picture for news apps

Apple is sending publishers conflicting signals about the future of content subscriptions on iPhone and iPad apps. As reported Thursday, the company has changed its app requirements to give... | Poynter. – 2011-06-09

Apple Newsstand: what does it really mean for publishers?

The second half of Apple's solution for publishers' apps was revealed last nightSnuck into last night's Apple World Wide Developer Conference was the announcement of Newsstand, which puts digital... | Guardian – 2011-06-07

Apple Releases Newsstand with iOS 5

At an Apple conference held in San Francisco on June 6, Apple introduced iOS 5, the latest version of its mobile operating system, which now includes the Newsstand, a virtual set of shelves that... | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-07

Apple to consolidate newspaper, magazine apps in Newsstand for iPhone, iPad

MacgasmApple announced plans Monday for a Newsstand iPhone and iPad app that would be the central place for users to download and store newspaper and magazine content. The new feature will be part of... | Poynter. – 2011-06-07

Zinio Digital Newsstand Now Available on Android Technology

Zinio, the digital newsstand that has previously been available for Apple iOS users, is now entering the Android market. | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-31

Magazine publishers take steps toward ‘digital newsstand’ for tablets

Ad AgeA consortium of major magazine publishers, including Time Inc., Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith and News Corp., is preparing to launch an app marketplace to sell digital editions on their own... | Poynter. – 2011-05-19

"Hulu For Magazines" Opens Its Android Newsstand [MediaMemo]

A year after Apple started selling digital magazines on the iPad, a consortium of publishers opens its own newsstand, via Google. It only works on some Samsung Galaxy tablets for now, but it's a... | AllThingsD – 2011-05-18

Zinio CEO Explains Newsstand Downtime

Zinio CEO Rich Maggiotto has posted an open letter apologizing for the digital newsstand being down for several days last week and attributing the problem to "misconfigured operational scripts that... | Folio Magazine – 2011-03-15

Zinio Newsstand Back Up After Some Services Down For Four Days

Zinio's digital newsstand is back up and running after experiencing problems last Thursday through this past weekend. On Sunday, March 6, the company posted, | Folio Magazine – 2011-03-09

Yahoo! to launch Livestand, a personalization platform and digital newsstand

Yahoo is to launch a digital newsstand and personalization platform called "Livestand from Yahoo!" sometime in the first half of this year, paidContent reported. According to Yahoo's corporate blog,... | Editors Weblog – 2011-02-11

Yahoo plans digital newsstand for tablets

Yahoo unveiled plans Thursday to launch a digital newsstand for tablet devices, distributing content from a broad range of publishers to users in exchange for a cut of advertising and subscription... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-10

Barnes & Noble Digital Newsstand Passes 650,000 Periodical Downloads

While publishers and Apple haggle over the pending launch of a digital newsstand, Barnes & Noble took the opportunity to remind everyone that it not only has a functional newsstand, but it's chugging... | Folio Magazine – 2011-01-27

Will the Real Mag App Newsstand Please Step Forward?

Behind the burgeoning apps and tabs lurks a growing collection of digital newsstands. | Folio Magazine – 2011-01-06

Google exploring digital newsstand: report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has approached several magazine publishers about creating a digital newsstand, in a move that could open a new front in the Internet company's rivalry with Apple... | Reuters – 2011-01-03

Meredith Hires Mark Peterson as Newsstand VP

A little over a month since vice president of retail sales David Algire left to become president of Source Interlink Distribution, Meredith has hired Mark Peterson as its new vice president of... | Folio Magazine – 2010-12-22

Interweave to Re-Launch Workshop Magazine as Newsstand-Only

Enthusiast publisher Interweave says it will re-launch Workshop as a newsstand-only, bi-annual special issue called Painting Workshop with the Masters, dedicated to the experience of the publisher's... | Folio Mag – 2010-07-26

Condé Nast to Launch Newsstand-Only Special Editions

Condé Nast has announced that it will be launching "up to six" newsstand-only special editions starting later this summer. The specials will be published under the Bon Appetit, Glamour, GQ, The New... | Folio Mag – 2010-07-01

Michigan's 'Saginaw News,' 'Bay City Times' Partner on Weekly Newsstand Edition

Michgan dailies The Saginaw News and The Bay City Times are partnering to launch a Tuesday newsstand print edition called Great Lakes Bay Tuesday, beginning March 30. | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-16

Barnes & Noble Names GM of Digital Newsstand, Emerging Content

New York-based Barnes & Noble Inc. announced that it has named Jonathan Shar as general manager, Digital Newsstand and Emerging Content, Barnes & ( | DDI Magazine – 2010-03-09

Newsstand Sales: Is There Reason for Hope?

Newsstand sales in the second half of 2009 were dreadful, but in the wreckage there are some hopeful signs that the worst may be over. | Folio Mag – 2010-02-11

Newsstand Sales and Circulation Fall for Magazines

Newsstand sales of magazines plummeted in the last half of 2009, helping to send total circulation lower. | New York Times – 2010-02-09

Economic Stress Leads Runner’s World to Fast Start at Newsstand

VP: ‘In difficult economic times, people turn to exercise.’ | Folio Mag – 2009-02-20

A Printer's View of Newsstand Chaos

In a recent letter to its clients, Quebecor World, the magazine printer, reveals in painful, exasperated detail just how badly the distribution system has been screwed up in the wake of the... | Folio Mag – 2009-02-19

Consumer Magazines Take Major Hit at Newsstand

RELATED POST: Bauer Takes Beating at Newsstand | Folio Mag – 2009-02-09

Newsstand sales of US magazines drop 11 pct

Sales of U.S. magazines at newsstands and other retail outlets dropped during the second half of 2008 as readers looked for ways to trim discretionary spending, but overall circulation was largely... | International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-09

Zinio to Enhance Global Newsstand with Audience Targeting Service

Digital magazine vendor Zinio has announced a partnership with Digital Element, an IP intelligence solutions company, in an effort to deliver deeper insights about its global newsstand users.... | Folio Mag – 2009-02-04

Obama Shatters Newsstand Ceiling for Time

Barack Obama—whose election helped boost newspaper sales and propped up dozens of magazines at the newsstand—appears to have done the same for Time in 2008. | Folio Mag – 2009-01-13

Harvard Square newsstand sold the magazine that started a revolution

(Essdras Suarez/Globe Staff) The city is trying to save the venerable Out of Town News newsstand. By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff A young man buys a magazine at the Out of Town News newsstand in... | Boston Globe – 2008-12-30

Efficiency--And Sustainability--At the Newsstand

In the circulation and distribution realm, sustainable practices are one part of a dynamic and notoriously contentious industry-wide effort to improve the magazine supply chain. Wholesalers and... | Folio Mag – 2008-10-01

Another Digital Newsstand to Launch

In a partnership with online marketing firm Market America, Tulsa, Oklahoma-based iMirus has joined the ranks of digital publishing platforms to develop a digital magazine newsstand. | Folio Mag – 2008-09-17

E-Media Pulls Even with Newsstand Sales For Consumer Mags

| Folio Mag – 2008-09-04

Wall Street Journal to raise newsstand price 50 cents to $2

The Wall Street Journal will raise its newsstand price 50 cents to $2 starting July 28 to reflect both new content and higher costs, the paper's owner, News Corp. subsidiary Dow Jones & Co, said. | International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-16

Newsstand Innovations: How Partworks Work

Could a serialized set of premiums re-energize U.S. newsstands? | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-27

How the Sale of Comag Might Impact the Newsstand Supply Chain

Comag Marketing Group, the national magazine distributor jointly owned by Hearst and Condé Nast, has been sold to the Jim Pattison Group. The deal signals the exit of the two publishers from the... | Folio Magazine – 2012-03-01

MPA Event Panelists: Innovation on the Digital Newsstand Is Key

Imagine bundling your publication's content with that of your competitor's. That was one interesting theory explored at the MPA Digital: Swipe conference on tablets, e-readers and smartphones.... | Folio Magazine – 2012-03-22

Top 100 Apps in the iPad's Newsstand Bring in $70,000 a Day Combined

iPads are often heralded as the future of newspapers and magazines, which may very well be true, but be sure to remember that journalism in tablet-form is still pretty young. Case in point: news apps... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-28

Media Decoder Blog: Seeing a Future in Tablets, Magazines Unveil the Digital Newsstand

A consortium of publishers wants to offer a full buffet to readers, including big titles like The New Yorker and Time, for a single price. | The New York Times – 2012-04-04

Publisher-backed venture starts digital newsstand

(Reuters) - A venture founded by five leading U.S. publishers launched a digital newsstand for tablet devices featuring 32 magazines including Elle, Sports Illustrated and The New Yorker. | Reuters – 2012-04-04

Magazine publishers band together for digital newsstand offering

A venture founded by five leading U.S. publishers launched a digital newsstand for tablet devices featuring 32 magazines including Elle, Sports Illustrated and The New Yorker. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-04

Apple’s Newsstand

Apple’s Newsstand ushered in a new era of “discoverability” for magazine apps and proved to be a game-changer for sales and subscriptions. | Folio Magazine – 2012-04-05

Major magazine publishers launch own digital newsstand with flat pricing

VentureBeat | New York Times Five major magazine publishers launched their own digital newsstand today called Next Issue Media. Hearst, Conde Nast, Time Inc., Meredith, and News Corp. are... | Poynter. – 2012-04-05

Future plc iPad App Sales Hit $5 Million Since Newsstand Debut

In its interim statement for its fiscal half-year ending March 2012, enthusiast publisher Future plc is reporting a quickly growing digital operation. | Folio Magazine – 2012-05-24

French rival to Apple's Newsstand launches in UK

Lekiosk, a digital magazine newsstand app, has launched in the UK and is offering subscriptions to around 100 titles from publishers including Condé Nast, Immediate Media and Dennis. | Media Week – 2012-06-11

Time to Offer Magazines on Apple’s Newsstand

Time will make subscriptions to its magazines, including People, available on the newsstand section of Apple’s App Store. | The New York Times – 2012-06-14

Time Inc. relents, moves iOS magazines to Newsstand

Time Inc. appears to have relented in its refusal to sell subscriptions via its iOS apps, from which Apple takes a 30 percent commission. The Sports Illustrated publisher had resisted the move,... | Engadget – 2012-06-14

IPC to ramp up Apple Newsstand presence

IPC Media will have 30 of its magazine brands available internationally on Apple Newsstand by the end of August 2012, following recent news that its parent company Time Inc is to put all its US... | Media Week – 2012-06-18

Google Opens Android Mag Newsstand, Brands Rush In

Magazines have embraced the iPad but generally dissed the Google Android OS. Google wants to change that will the opening of Magazines on Google Play. With scores of titles across many of the major... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-06-28

Media Decoder Blog: Women's Magazines Lead Overall Decline in Newsstand Sales

Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker all slipped by double-digit percentages. Overall circulation showed a slight decline. | The New York Times – 2012-08-08

Publishers Fiddle While the Newsstand Channel Burns

With a four-year, 44 percent decline in unit sales, publishers need to step up. | Folio Magazine – 2012-08-16

Is the USPS Getting Into the Magazine Newsstand Business?

All signs point to the USPS wanting-in on the newsstand business, but it’s up to publishers now. | Folio Magazine – 2012-12-11

TC Media Brings Four Leading Magazine Titles to Newsstand

iPad Editions of Canadian Living, Coup de pouce, Elle Canada and ELLE Qu̩bec Now Available MONTREAL and TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - TC Media is happy to announce that iPad editions... | CNW Р2012-12-19

iOS Newsstand offers early peek at new magazine issues

So far, the only publisher participating is Hearst. There's no set standard for how early a look each Newsstand issue will offer, Hearst told AllThingsD. | GigaOM – 2013-01-18

Google May Be Readying an Apple Newsstand-Like Feature Called Google Play News, With Issues and Subscriptions

Google appears to be preparing to launch a newspaper feature called Google Play News, to complement the apps, music, books, magazines, and movies it already offers in its Android store. As first... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-20

The Transforming Consumer Magazine Business Has Not Been Good to the Newsstand

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Rethinking Newsstand Sales: Magazines, Money and Mobile Blinders

By Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, believes that people crave "spontaneous... | Publishing Executive – 2013-07-02

'Google Play Newsstand' could bring digital newspaper subscriptions to Android soon

You can already download anything from TV shows to magazines from Google Play, so it's no surprise that newspaper subscriptions might come the future. Android Police tore down the upcoming Google... | Engadget – 2013-10-19

Google kills Magazines and Currents so that Newsstand may live

The new app is Mountain View's attempt to make buying digital magazine subscriptions more of a thing than it is. | PC World – 2013-11-21

Google Play Newsstand merges Currents, magazines and newspapers on Android today, iOS in 2014

Google is not particularly great at keeping secrets. Its Nexus devices always leak and peeks at code are constantly revealing features before they're announced. So, it's no surprise that, exactly one... | Engadget – 2013-11-20

Google launches Newsstand app for Android

Google on Wednesday moved to catch up Flipboard, rolling out a consolidated app that lets users scan selected newspaper and magazine articles and subscribe to titles they like. The Google Play... | Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2013-11-21

Hands on with Google Play Newsstand

Google has merged two of its reading apps into one with the release of Google Play Newsstand 3.0. The app brings together the magazine subscriptions from its old Google Play Magazines app with the... | Betanews – 2013-11-22

Did Newsstand Sales Affect Time's Choice for Person of the Year?

Did Time magazine pick Pope Francis as its Person of the Year because he'll sell more magazines than Edward Snowden? That's what some media outlets and Twitter users suggested Wednesday after the new... | Advertising Age – 2013-12-12

Gun Mags See Boosts in Circulation, Newsstand Sales

Magazines offer advertisers far more than just print pages these days -- whether that's native ad units or co-sponsored parties -- but sway over editorial staffing remains, by and large, strictly... | Advertising Age – 2014-01-07

What is Google Newsstand and How Can Publishers Make the Most of It?

Google’s Android is now the most popular smartphone operating system in the UK – so publishers can no longer just talk about iPhone and iPad apps. But despite its increasing... | Editor & Publisher – 2014-02-12

All You Makes a Big Change on the Newsstand

Time Inc.'s All You is broadening its distribution, moving beyond the exclusive newsstand deal it had with retail giant, Walmart. The April issue of the smart-shopping magazine will be available at... | Folio Magazine – 2014-02-25

For Newsstand Publishers, What is Plan B?

Go direct to retailers or, perhaps, | Folio Magazine – 2014-04-09

How four magazines increased newsstand sales

Among the magazines with the largest number of single-copy sales, only four saw increases at the newsstand through the first half of 2014: Prevention and Women's Health, which are owned by... | Crains New York – 2014-08-09

How Four Magazines Increased Their Newsstand Sales

Among the magazines with the largest number of single-copy sales, only four saw increases at the newsstand through the first half of 2014: Prevention and Women's Health, which are owned by Rodale;... | Advertising Age – 2014-08-08

Google Play Newsstand gets a redesign and new magazine view

Google is working its way through all its apps and updating them in anticipation of the release Android L. Next on the list is Play Newsstand, which most obviously is getting a Material Design... | Engadget – 2014-10-02

Digital Newsstand Preps Makeover with Former Time Inc. CTO

Time Inc.’s former CTO, Abe Cytryn, is joining Magzter in the same role as the digital newsstand company preps a series of new features for both publishers and consumers. | Folio Magazine – 2014-10-10

Publishers Want Out of Apple’s Newsstand Jail

Apple was supposed to save publishers, but these days, it seems like publishers need to be saved from Apple. Three years ago, Apple introduced Newsstand, a feature that gave iOS users a dedicated... | Editor & Publisher – 2014-10-16

Cartoonist: ‘Go to a newsstand, buy Charlie Hebdo’

Mashable | CNN | BuzzFeed As you can see from the tweets below, a lot of journalists were present for Charlie Hebdo’s press conference on Tuesday, including Mashable’s Megan... | Poynter. – 2015-01-13

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