Zinio now in Amazon app store; works on Kindle Fire
November 15, 2011 | 9:57 am
By Paul Biba
From the press release:
Zinio, the world’s largest and most popular magazine marketplace, is now available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Debuting #1 in free magazines in the Amazon Appstore, Zinio is now available on more tablet devices than any other newsstand or magazine reader, including on the iPad, ASUS Transformer, Acer Iconia, Lenovo IdeaPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Tablet S and dozens more. Customers can enjoy their magazines across tablets, smartphones and PC devices running all flavors of iOS, Android, WebOS, Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.
Global adoption of digital reading continues to grow with the proliferation of tablet devices, which will be in the hands of 35 million consumers this year, and more than 208 million by 2015, according to Gartner.
“There are more mobile phones and tablet devices in the USA than there are people, and we believe that the world will indeed have twice as many connected devices as people by 2015,” said Zinio President and CEO Rich Maggiotto. “This should be and is a huge incentive for publishers to migrate swiftly to digital distribution. Our reach across all operating systems positions Zinio, and our publisher partners, to uniquely grow alongside the exploding device market.”
Zinio is already available on almost all tablets and over 50 different smartphones worldwide, and this month alone has added distribution to Kindle Fire, HP TouchPad, Kobo Vox and Lenovo ThinkPad tablet, to name a few. Zinio is one of the top apps for news on Android and WebOS and is the #1 top grossing apps in news in over 50 countries on Apple’s iPad.
Zinio is now available for free download in the Amazon Appstore in time for the launch of the Kindle Fire on November 15. As an added incentive for new Zinio buyers on any device, Zinio will be offering new registrants a $25 credit that they can redeem for magazines across the entire global newsstand through March 2012.
“Having all of our titles available through Zinio gives us an opportunity to reach readers both across the world and on all digital mediums – PC, Mac, tablets and smartphones,” said Chris Wilkes, vice president, App Lab, Hearst Magazines. “Digital distribution is now responsible for more than 300,000 subscriptions per month, and we look forward to continuing to focus on reaching our customers with innovative new features, on every device they are reading on.”
Zinio offers Kindle Fire and other tablet readers access to more than 5,000 magazine titles from around the world, including Rolling Stone, The Economist, Hello!, US Weekly, T3, Travel + Leisure and many more. Zinio is focused on delivering global access and the best user experience, giving its readers the ability to discover, read and shop for their favorite magazines from around the world, on all their devices.