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A New iPad App that Promises a Future for Long-Form Journalism

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-01, one of the growing breed of aggregators and social sites spreading multi-thousand-word journalism around the web, announced today that it will debut an iPad app tomorrow. And unlike...

Amazon Expected to Cut Kindle Fire Orders in Half as New iPad Looms

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Sources from Amazon's supply chain in the Far East indicated to DigiTimes that Kindle Fire orders with original device manufacturers are expected to be just 3 million units this quarter. That's half...

Tablet Advertising: Are Ads Run on iPad and Other Tablets More Effective?

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

Companies advertise for many reasons. To create or reinforce a favorable impression of their brand, for instance. But mainly they advertise to sell products. Associating advertising with sales is...

Apple event preview: Tools to bolster in-school iPad use

GigaOM – 2012-01-18

Apple's plans for its Thursday media event have been the subject of considerable speculation. Now a new report released Wednesday adds a little more weight to recent suggestions that the focus will...

Apple Said to Plan Textbook Push to Bolster IPad Use in Schools

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-18

On Thursday, Apple will announce a set of tools that make it easier to publish interactive textbooks and other digital educational content

Apple wants $10 billion textbook industry on iPad

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-18

Number of the day $10 billion That's the size of the U.S. textbook industry , according to the Association of American Publishers. The market has become a tantalizing target for Apple , which is...

Apple Readies iPad With Quad-Core Chip, LTE, Says Bloomberg

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-17

Bloomberg’s Tim Culpan, Peter Burrows and Adam Satariano this afternoon write that Apple is getting ready to debut an “iPad 3,” which will have a quad-core chip, and will use...

One-third of newspaper and magazine iPad apps have ‘significant malfunctions’

Poynter. – 2012-01-14

Ad Age McPheters & Co. finds at least one “serious shortcoming” in about a third of the 5,000 newspaper and magazine iPad apps it has evaluated for its iMonitor service. “Authentication errors,...

Immediate launches Lonely Planet and Top Gear iPad apps

Media Week – 2012-01-13

Immediate Media has launched two iPad apps for Lonely Planet and Top Gear magazines, both priced at £3.99.

Was ‘The Daily’ iPad magazine launched ahead of its time?

Poynter. – 2012-01-12

Reuters At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, David Brinker, The Daily’s senior vice president of business development and operations, mentioned the iPad magazine’s one-year anniversary...

Kindle Store for iPad Dodges Apple's 30 Percent Rule

AllThingsD – 2012-01-11

Amazon's Kindle Store is now iPad optimized. The company on Tuesday introduced a new touch-friendly version of its e-book storefront for iPad that allows readers to purchase and read Kindle books...

Amazon launches new touch-friendly Kindle Store for iPad

GigaOM – 2012-01-10

Amazon has now broken out its touch-friendly shopping experience for the iPad from its Kindle Cloud Reader product, in an effort to make it easier for everyone to buy books from the Kindle Store, and...

"Goodnight iPad" Is the Perfect Book for the Kid Who Has Everything That Beeps

AllThingsD – 2011-12-27

The parody of the classic children's book "Goodnight Moon," which got a hilarious analog update for the digital generation is a holiday hit.

Amazon app update turns an iPad into a Kindle Fire

Poynter. – 2011-12-22

CNET Until today, people with iPads or iPhones could use Amazon’s Kindle app only to read e-books. But a newly released version 2.9 of the app adds access to the over 400 magazines and newspapers...

The Sunday Times prepares iPad and Android editions for Christmas Day

Media Week – 2011-12-22

The Sunday Times will be published on Christmas Day this year for the first time in its 190-year history, thanks to its new digital versions.

100 tablets to choose from, and you can name just one -- iPad

Betanews – 2011-12-16

The year 2011 will go down in the history books as a great year for tablets mostly for Apple?s iPad, however -- not all tablet vendors fared as well as Apple. It'?s not for lack of products that...

Flipboard adds 1M subscribers: Good lesson for iPad apps

GigaOM – 2011-12-15

For Flipboard, making the move to the smaller screen of the iPhone seems to have been a risk well worth taking; the personalized news delivery service has already added 1 million new users since the...

Consumer Reports Bundles iPad Sub with Print Edition

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-01

Consumer Reports is joining the ranks of publishers offering iPad subscriptions bundled at no extra cost to its print subscribers, beginning with its January 2012 issue, set to hit newsstands next...

Sport launches iPad app with GroupM

Media Week – 2011-11-24

Sport, the UTV Media-owned free magazine, is launching a free iPad app tomorrow (25 November), with WPP's media arm GroupM as the exclusive ad partner until March 2012.

Apple starts publishing weekly iPhone and iPad apps charts in the UK

Guardian – 2011-11-23

No sales figures, but PA partnership offers a wider snapshot than dynamic App Store rankingsApple has started publishing weekly charts for paid and free apps on iPhone and iPad in the UK, through a...

iPad Magazine Readers to Publishers: More, Please

AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Publishers' hopes for the iPad and e-readers have come back to earth. But the people who actually download these things like them quite a bit, according to a new survey.

Kindle Fire Reviewed: Do Not Compare to iPad

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-16

The Kindle Fire is really a distant relation of the handheld portable TV that was popular about 20 years ago--you can consume lots of things fairly effortlessly on the Fire--movies, music, magazines,...

Zappos Upcoming iPad App Mimics a Fashion Magazine

AllThingsD – 2011-11-05

The new black this fall is for retailers to produce content alongside its products, much like a glossy woman's fashion magazine.

Sulzberger: iPad means NYT ‘can literally get into bed with the audience’

Poynter. – 2011-11-03

London School of Economics and Political Science Despite fears that the iPad would cannibalize the print business, New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. says “these users are instead...

Yahoo hopes to reach readers with iPad magazine – 2011-11-03

Yahoo is joining the computer tablet bandwagon with a digital magazine designed for the iPad.

Orange County Register aiming to make its iPad app more like TV

Poynter. – 2011-10-25

NetNewsCheck Doug Bennett, head of Freedom Interactive, tells Michael Depp that the most popular feature in The Orange County Register’s iPad app, which is published in the evening, is an...

Khoi Vinh: ‘I just can’t see the end-to-end magazine format surviving’ for iPad apps

Poynter. – 2011-10-22

Digiday Khoi Vinh, former design director for, says he doesn’t see much of a future for magazine iPad apps that are packaged like their print counterparts. “Some folks will continue to...

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

Poynter. – 2011-10-21

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...

Newsstand launches for iPhone and iPad

Poynter. – 2011-10-13

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....

The future of reading: iPad, Kindle … and hardback

Guardian – 2011-10-02

It's not a surprise that ebooks are booming, nor that mass-market paperbacks are suffering. What's fascinating is how well hardback books are still sellingCan it be good news or bad news that the six...

Kindle Fire: Amazon's bid to challenge iPad for tablet market

Guardian – 2011-09-28

Web retailer to take on Apple with launch of Android-based tablet on WednesdayAmazon is set to join the tablet wars on Wednesday as it launches a rival to Apple's best-selling iPad, a device that has...

Why Travel-Related Mobile Ads Are Taking Off on the iPad

AllThingsD – 2011-09-28

Frequent travelers are increasingly turning to their iPads to book flights, get directions, find the best local restaurants, reserve a hotel room or rent a car, according to a study being released...

Future's Tap! magazine creates own iPad app

Media Week – 2011-09-26

Future Publishing's iPhone and iPad specialist magazine Tap! is launching a monthly iPad edition for the first time this month, with all content developed on a new in-house platform.

Check Out What You Can Check Out at a Wisconsin Library: The Apple iPad

AllThingsD – 2011-09-22

While many libraries are now checking out e-books and digital audiobooks in addition to physical media, the Eau Claire library is taking things a step further by lending out iPads themselves.

New Kindle could challenge iPad

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-09-22's newest Kindle device, expected in the next few months, might be the biggest threat to Apple Inc.'s iPad this holiday season. The latest iteration of the Kindle e-book reader will double...

New on the iPad: The Story of Business Intelligence

PC World – 2011-09-22

Mobile business intelligence app developer Roambi wants to marry the excitement of a magazine narrative with the dryness of business intelligence data on the iPad. The goal is to tell the story...

FT Releases Free “How To Spend It” iPad App

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-13

Financial Times is making its newest iPad offering free, with the luxury lifestyle magazine How To Spend It app available without charge for users.

Now that publishers get it, comics and the iPad are a perfect pair

GigaOM – 2011-09-10

DC Comics recently started selling digital versions of its new comics on the same day that print editions show up in local comic book shops. It's a move that helps promote their "New 52" all-title...

Dorling Kindersley talks iPad, Android and its 'Darwinian' apps strategy

Guardian – 2011-09-07

Justin Moodie on why book publishers are experimenting and innovating on the app storesAccording to his LinkedIn profile, Justin Moodie made his first website for money "in 1994 using Notepad and...

Has the revolt begun against Apple's iPad app fees??

Guardian – 2011-09-04

The Financial Times strikes the first blow in the war on app subscription chargesHow things change. It seems only a few months ago that magazine and newspaper publishers, maddened by the fact that...

Publishers Continue to Look for Tablet Relief Outside of iPad

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-01

Though magazines releasing digital editions have provided plenty of headline fodder over the past months, sales of those editions have been another story.

Maxim Comes Back to the iPad

AllThingsD – 2011-08-31

Maxim magazine, which launched an iPad app last fall then took a break over the summer, is back. The new Maxim+ app has a new publishing system - Mag+. And it also has a new price - the app "wrapper"...

Summary Box: CNN buys iPad magazine Zite – 2011-08-31

THE PURCHASE: CNN has acquired Zite. It's an iPad service that learns about readers' tastes and customizes a digital magazine with stories from hundreds of different websites.

Virgin's iPad magazine Project tweaked after reader survey

Media Week – 2011-08-26

Virgin's iPad-only magazine Project has scrapped some digital tricks to streamline its user interface, after user feedback revealed readers wanted the title's features to showcase their tablets'...

iPad photo magazine Once offers unique compensation model

GigaOM – 2011-08-25

Typically, periodical contributors are paid either via per-item fee or through a salary, if at all. New iPad magazine Once thinks that a new format calls for a new compensation model; one that...

Rumor: CNN discusses acquisition of Zite iPad magazine app

Poynter. – 2011-08-24


Bye Bye, Babes! Maxim's iPad App Bows Out

AllThingsD – 2011-08-19

Tablet magazine apps still get plenty of attention, so it seems only fair to note when one disappears: This one lasted less than a year.

Zinio, New York Post, The Daily make list of top-grossing news iPad apps

Poynter. – 2011-08-19

Min Online Several newspaper and magazine iPad apps are on the top-grossing list for the iTunes store. The leader among them is Zinio, a newsstand-style app that manages distribution of single issues...

Reader’s Digest signs on with iPad in-app subscriptions

GigaOM – 2011-08-18

Apple's stable of periodicals available for in-app subscription got a little bigger with the release of an update to Reader's Digest magazine on Thursday. Reader's Digest is now offering annual...

Da Vinci's "Codex" launched on iPad

Reuters – 2011-08-16

LONDON (Reuters) - "The Da Vinci Code" may have been a popular e-book for years, but now readers around the world can view the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Arundel in high definition on...

Here's What An iPad Looked Like in 1994 (Video)

AllThingsD – 2011-08-13

A clip from 17 years ago, where a newspaper publisher predicts the rise of Apple's tablet, and the future of newspaper industry. Guess which forecast panned out?

British Library launches E-Book Treasures for iPad

The Bookseller – 2011-08-11

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 11/08/2011 - 09:08 The British Library has launched its E-book Treasures series for the iPad, with ancient manuscripts now available for...

Hands on with Kindle Cloud Reader for iPad

GigaOM – 2011-08-10

Apple no longer allows e-book sellers to link out to their stores, which is likely why Amazon introduced a new web-based app that works outside of Apple's official software distribution channel on...

The Real Apple iPad Killer App? Reading

PC World – 2011-08-10

Steve Jobs was wrong. People love to read on the iPad. Let’s hope newspaper publishers don’t ruin it for everyone.

BBC Magazines lines up first iPad-only subscription

Media Week – 2011-08-09

BBC Good Food is set to be the first BBC Magazines title to offer a subscription through the iPad, and is offering a better deal to people subscribing outside the App Store.

GQ magazine's iPad app preview exceeds 40,000 downloads

Media Week – 2011-08-05

Downloads of the free preview of GQ magazine's July iPad app have reached 41,842 since it was launched last month, selling 6,162 copies of the paid-for version for £2.39 each.

British Library launches 19th Century iPad app

The Bookseller – 2011-08-03

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 03/08/2011 - 14:05 The British Library has launched an iPad app allowing subscribers to browse 45,000 books from its 19th century historical...

How AOL’s Editions iPad app seeks to master the digital magazine experience

Poynter. – 2011-08-03

AOL unveiled a centerpiece of its mobile content strategy this week — a new iPad app called Editions that blends some of the most-successful features of other popular news-browsing apps with its own...

AOL Delivering Personalized News to the iPad

AdWeek – 2011-08-02

In an early teaser video for AOL’s new digital magazine, the project's lead director puckishly called it “the app for when you crap.” But make no doubt about it, AOL's iPad app Editions which...

Girl With iPad Head Helps Launch 'Cosmo for Guys' App

AdWeek – 2011-08-01

Hearst's first iPad-only magazine, CFG: Cosmo for Guys, has just been released. And to promote it, they released this little video of a girl walking through Bryant Park in New York with her head...

Got an iPhone/iPad app? Don’t count on browser-jumping for extra revenue

Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

Today in New York, Rupert Murdoch unveiled The Daily, the first-ever iPad-only newspaper. It’s available via a new one-click iPad subscription mechanism for 99 cents/week, or $39/year. And it...

NOOK for iPad To Offer More Than 175 Digital Magazines

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-26

In an attempt to be everywhere readers are, Barnes & Noble is updating its NOOK for iPad app to offer digital periodicals to consumers.

iPad is king of corporate tablets

Editors Weblog – 2011-07-21

Tablets are a major part of the ongoing digital publishing revolution. But when it comes to considering platforms on which to publish, making the choice between Apple v Android is a complex...

Hearst to Launch Cosmo for Guys for iPad

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-13

Hearst staple Cosmopolitan is entering new territory in the digital realm with Cosmo For Guys, an exclusively digital offering available on the iPad August 1.

Still think iPad is the future of publishing? Philly papers offer cheap Android tablets to subscribers

Betanews – 2011-07-11

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The withering newspaper and magazine industries began to gravitate toward Apple's iPad as a possible anchor publishing outlet last year, but a pair of Philadelphia...

French editors launch digital newsstand on iPhone and iPad

Editors Weblog – 2011-07-05

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...

Kerouac Heads To the iPad

Publishers Weekly – 2011-06-20

Who says old books can't be made new again? Certainly not Penguin Classics, which is focused on revitalizing literature that has been available in print for decades and sometimes even centuries. For...

Apple eases rules on iPad, iPhone subscriptions – 2011-06-10

Apple has made a change that could help newspaper and magazine publishers make more money when they sell subscriptions for the iPad and iPhone.

Apple eases rules on publishers for iPad, iPhone subscriptions

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-06-10

Apple has made a change that could help newspaper and magazine publishers make more money when they sell subscriptions for the iPad and iPhone.

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

Poynter. – 2011-06-07

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...

Will the iPad tablet really be the cure for newspapers' ills?

Guardian – 2011-06-05

Murdoch backed the Daily on iPad with $30m, but no one knows how this page-turner will endOnly a few months ago they seemed to offer salvation. As print newspapers and magazines faded, so tablets...

Another Magazine Tries A Non-Magazine iPad App: Esquire's "Hardest Puzzle Ever"

AllThingsD – 2011-06-01

Magazines on the iPad haven't blown anyone away yet. But one-off apps that use the magazine's brand to build something new? Interesting.

Wenner: Publishers’ rush to iPad is ‘sheer insanity and insecurity and fear’

Poynter. – 2011-05-30

Ad AgeJann Wenner, the publisher of Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men’s Journal, tells Nat Ives that the magazine industry shouldn’t rush to the iPad, and that users won’t shift away from print for...

Why Rolling Stone's Cover Won't Be On An iPad Anytime Soon

AllThingsD – 2011-05-30

I don’t think that gives you much advantage as a magazine reader to read it on the tablet — in fact less so. It’s a little more difficult. From the publisher’s point of view I would think...

Apple's iPad: an underachiever in the book market?

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-05-27

As the publishing industry wrapped up four days of digital talk at its annual national convention, Amazon's Kindle was seen as the leader in the growing e-market, Barnes & Noble's Nook was considered...

E-Book report: Nook is up, iPad still catching up – 2011-05-27

As the publishing industry wrapped up four days of digital talk at its annual national convention,'s Kindle was seen as the clear, if not dominant, player in the growing e-market; Barnes &...

‘The Daily’ iPad app approaching 1 million downloads

Poynter. – 2011-05-26

TechCrunchNews Corp.’s iPad-only publication “The Daily” has been downloaded almost a million times, Publisher Greg Clayman said Wednesday at TechCrunch Disrupt. Of course, downloads don’t...

Sport magazine readies first iPad app for summer launch

Media Week – 2011-05-25

Sport magazine is planning to release its first iPad app in August, the same month in which sister radio station TalkSport is relaunching its iPhone app.

Wired, GQ announce iPad subscriptions

Poynter. – 2011-05-25

Romenesko Misc. Starting with the June issue, the magazines will offer monthly ($1.99) and yearly ($19.99) iPad subscriptions and will continue to offer single issues, all via In-App Purchase on the...

Study Finds Readers More Likely to Skim Over Articles on an iPad Than in a Newspaper

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-23

Research conducted by Miratech shows that paper is the clear winner for reader concentration and retention.

Playboy archives its entire back catalogue for the iPad

Media Week – 2011-05-20

Playboy is archiving its entire magazine content online for the first time with the launch of a subscription service for the iPad called iPlayboy.

Playboy puts its archive on iPad

Guardian – 2011-05-20

Playboy magazine is to place is entire back catalogue online - but it will require a subscription to view the material.The magazine's publisher, Playboy Enterprises is launching a new

Madrigal: Magazines should learn from NY Public Library’s innovative iPad app

Poynter. – 2011-05-19

The Atlantic The New York Public Library released a mobile app called Biblion that The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal calls “one of the slickest media consumption experiences that I’ve seen for the...

Sucker 'Punch'! iPad Magazine Brewing from Dany Levy and Maer Roshan

The New York Observer – 2011-05-18

You don't have to be Rupert Mudoch to gin up excitement for a top secret tablet publication. Media gossips say something is in the works from a heavy-hitting team including Daily Candy queen Dany...

Media Decoder: Is the iPad Just a New Way to Give Away Magazines?

The New York Times – 2011-05-11

American publishers have always given away their work in hopes of building up huge audiences that they can sell advertising against. Are they making a mistake in replicating that model on the iPad...

Apple, Conde Nast reach "New Yorker" iPad deal

Reuters – 2011-05-09

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc and magazine publisher Conde Nast reached a deal to offer the New Yorker on the iPad device in the latest sign that relationships are improving between the technology...

Conde Nast Reportedly Plans iPad Magazine Subscriptions

PC World – 2011-05-09

The New Yorker is expected to be the first in-app publication to be offered as more than a single issue sale.

Updated New Yorker app lets iPad users subscribe for $1.50 an issue

Poynter. – 2011-05-09


Hearst Signs iPad Magazine Subscriptions Deal With Apple

Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-07

New York - Publisher Hearst has reached a deal with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to sell iPad subscriptions to its magazines like Esquire and Popular Mechanics, for $1.99 a month or $19.99 per year, The Wall...

ABC to track iPhone and iPad app traffic

Guardian – 2011-05-06

Publishers now able to report smartphone and tablet figures as well as website and print statisticsNewspapers and magazines with apps on the iPhone and iPad will soon be able to report traffic...

Telegraph Goes With Apple Subs For Newspaper-Like iPad Edition

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-06

The Telegraph is the latest news publisher to try reasserting a paid news economy for its newspaper in digital tablet form.

Apple signs deals with publishers over iPad subscriptions

Editors Weblog – 2011-05-05

After Bloomberg paved the way for making deals with Apple (Business Week was the first business publication to accept Apple's terms over apps subscriptions and signed with the company), the Cupertino...

Hearst Strikes Deal with Apple on iPad Subscriptions [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-05

In a big win for Apple Inc., magazine publisher Hearst Corp. has agreed to sell subscriptions to the iPad editions of a range of its publications through iTunes, beginning with three of its popular...

Hearst, Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions

Poynter. – 2011-05-05

Wall Street Journal Russell Adams calls it “a big win for Apple.” He reports that starting with their July issues, apps for Esquire, Popular Mechanics and O, The Oprah Magazine, will be available...

Hearst, Apple Reach Deal to Bring Subscriptions to iPad

PC World – 2011-05-05

Hearst will begin selling iPad subscriptions to Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Telegraph iPad app offers Apple subs

Guardian – 2011-05-05

Paper to charge £1.19 a day or £9.99 a month for upgraded tablet product, as Hearst also announces deal with tech giantThe Daily Telegraph has become the latest news publisher to sign up to Apple's...

Want the personal data of your iPad subscribers? Ask them

Guardian – 2011-05-05

Telegraph Media Group and Hearst Magazines taking opt-in approach with their iOS appsWhen Apple announced its new subscription billing system for iPhone and iPad apps earlier this year, apps from...

Apple, Time Inc. Reach Deal on Free iPad Magazine Access

Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-03

New York - Publisher Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) has reached a deal with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to offer free iPad versions of its publications to existing print subscribers, The Wall Street Journal...

Time Inc secures print subscribers free iPad access

Media Week – 2011-05-03

Time Inc, the owner of magazine publisher IPC, has agreed a deal with Apple that lets subscribers to its print magazines access their iPad editions for free, according to reports.

Time Inc Gives Free iPad Access to Print Subscribers

PC World – 2011-05-02

Apple's change of policy allows publishers more control over revenue from digital editions.

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