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Back issues very popular for digital magazines
January 17, 2012 | 9:35 am

Images From Ad Week: At Hearst Magazines, for example, 30 percent of its single copies sold on tablets are back issues, according to president David Carey. Hearst sells digital editions of lots of its brands including Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Popular Mechanics on the iPad, and with single issues representing 10 percent to 15 percent of its digital editions volume, back issues make up some 4 percent of the total. Carey calls back issues the “long tail” of digital editions. “Like book publishers, we’re making our ‘back list’ more easily accessed by readers,” he emailed. “Much of the...

It isn’t easy to digitze a backlist
November 22, 2011 | 8:56 am

Index Here's part of a fascinating blog post from Future Ebook on the problems with digitizing a backlist. Maybe you will think I am naive, or just hopefully optimistic, but when I took on the challenge of heading up the digital development of DBP I thought that we could have our entire monochrome backlist converted into ebooks and on sale within 6 months, and then we could start on our illustrated list. Now as we approach the end of the year (some 8 months after I began this adventure) I am about halfway through the list...

Confusion over what happens when Kindle magazine subscriptions canceled: do back-issues also vanish?
April 19, 2011 | 1:11 am

Gizmodo points out a drawback of subscribing to magazines through the Kindle: when you cancel your subscription, you lose not only future issues of the magazine, but the previous issues you already paid for as well. Furthermore, you can’t transfer old issues to a new device if you’re switching over. This seems to be a rather serious flaw in the subscription method. It would be one thing if a subscription essentially gave you access to all issues, past and present, so that if you were to resubscribe you’d be able to read everything once more. That seems like a more logical...

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