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Zinio releases iPad magazine viewer version 2.0
July 30, 2011 | 3:15 pm

zinioVersion 2.0 of the iPad magazine app Zinio was released yesterday, Engadget reports. (Video overview embedded below the cut.) The app includes in-app purchasing of magazines (presumably forking over 30% to Apple) and adds some new content preview options including free articles from a number of publications. It also offers improved performance and new functionality such as in-app shopping. (Social networking features are reportedly on the way.) But, as Engadget points out, the prices of Zinio e-magazines are still in line with what you would pay for a physical newsstand copy. Too bad about that. ...

Zinio and Recorded Books bring digital magazines to libraries
June 24, 2011 | 8:15 am

Download From Ebook Magazine: Library users in the UK will soon be able to enjoy digital versions of their favourite magazines thanks to a partnership between audiobook distributer Recorded Books and digital mag retailer Zinio. The two companies will make available a ‘Zinio for Libraries’ service which gives patrons access to magazines via their library card. The service will also be available in the United States, Canada and Australia. Zinio already sells digital and interactive magazines via its website for reading on PCs and laptops and via apps for the iPad and Android devices. The company also powers branded single-title iPad apps for magazine...

Zinio arrives on Android tablets (3.0 and higher)
June 2, 2011 | 9:46 am

Screen shot 2011 06 02 at 9 45 20 AMz From the MediaIDEAS' Blog: Zinio has announced the release of its new magazine newsstand app for Android tablets running 3.0 Honeycomb or higher. With it, comes access to over 20,000 magazines covering a variety of topics. Zinio’s app will sync a user’s magazine collection over multiple devices, so that they can easily access it no matter what device they use. Titles available in the Zinio app include Road & Track, Rolling Stone, ELLE, and BlackBook. Zinio is sweetening the deal for early adopters by giving them 24 of the top magazines’ latest issues for free through June 15. Included with the app through...

Zinio app updated
January 31, 2011 | 8:52 am

Screen shot 2011-01-31 at 8.51.39 AM.pngJust got an email from Zinio saying that their app has been updated to version 1.9.4. Here are the changes: ★ Can’t find your magazines from 2010? Tap on the new blue button “2011” to view your older issues from 2010 or earlier. ★ Additional language support for Greek, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Catalan ★ Critical bug fixes...

Zinio update: one year later, how is this magazine fan doing?
January 19, 2011 | 4:29 am

images.jpgOne of the pleasures of my iPad was re-discovering magazines---I always loved them, but could never find the space to store them all in paper, so I restrained myself, and badly missed them. The iPad---especially, the one-stop shop Zinio app, with prices at par with paper subscriptions---was a dream come true. So, one year later, how's it going? ISSUE 1: CONTENT QUALITY The content has been decent. I've found a few ironies, of course. Several magazines had full-page ads one month touting how Paper Isn't Dead, for instance. And some mags, like National Geographic, do a simply gorgeous job and produce a...

Do large magazine apps cause 7-hour iPad backups?
November 3, 2010 | 1:56 am

editors_letter_tablet_f1-242x300[1] On our sister blog Appletell, Ed McKell reports on the way that his iPad apps have, over time, started taking longer and longer, until lately he started the backup before he went to bed and it still was only 2/3 done when he got up seven hours later! McKell learned from research in forums that others were having similar (pardon the pun) issues caused by magazine apps, and decided to experiment with deleting the Wired magazine app which was storing 3GB of back issues, to see if it had any effect. To his surprise, without the Wired app...

Quick Note: Pros and cons of iPad magazines
August 30, 2010 | 8:44 am

quick note.pngReadWriteWeb has an article on this today. They look at two examples and compare the user experience (not the business model), Wired and Zinio. I still prefer print magazines from a user experience perspective, although I like the experimentation of Wired and others. However, overall I prefer iPad magazines due to speed of delivery, cheaper price and ability to access a whole archive from one app. ...

The true saviour of publishing: Starbucks?
July 14, 2010 | 11:20 pm

starbucks.jpgI have seen the future saviour of the publishing industry, and it's not the agents or the executives or the distributors. It's Starbucks. I was there for the first time today following the roll-out of Canada/USA-wide free wifi at every Starbucks location, and it really hit me how the publishing industry stands to benefit from the growing ubiquity of in-store coffee shops and free public wifi. A COFFEE SHOP AT EVERY BOOKSTORE In Canada, the major bookstore chain is Indigo. They are in every mall, in every community, all over the big cities and in every town. And each of them has...

Zinio and NACS Media Solutions partner for collegiate newstand
July 12, 2010 | 9:01 am

zinio-logo.pngFrom the press release: Zinio, the world's leader in digital publishing, technology, distribution, and services, and NACS Media Solutions (NMS), a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS), today announced a partnership to develop the first all-digital online newsstand directed specifically at the college market. Featuring 3,000-plus magazines and books suitable for reading through Zinio's UNITY™ platform, which enables on-line or offline access on any PC, iPhone, iPad, and upcoming supported devices, the newsstand will break new ground by taking the world of reading to the platforms most popular with the Digital Generation. The new collegiate digital newsstand, which will...

App Review – Zinio for the iPad
June 28, 2010 | 8:05 am

photo.PNGFor years, I have been a closet magazine freak. I love magazines, love browsing them, love reading them. But I simply don't have the space to buy every favourite and keep them around each month, and I hated buying them and then having to throw them out. So for years, I restrained myself. The iPad Zinio app has freed me, and I am having a blast with it. WHAT IS THE ZINIO APP? The app is the latest iteration of a Mac/PC/Smartphone magazine platform. It's been around for years, but I had not heard of it before. You can shop for magazines...

Untethered – The Media’s Digital Plans
June 17, 2010 | 10:23 am

Sarah Chubb, President, Conde Nast Digital; Matt Jones, VP Mobile Strategy and Operations, Gannett Digital; Jeff Price, President and Publisher, Sporting News; Vijay Ravindran, Senior PP and Chief Digital Officer, The Washington Post Company; Marion Maneker, Columnist, The Big Money, moderator. Sarah Chubb: Spent a lot of time thinking about "who we are". One of answers is that they are known for a high level of engagement with audience. If are Conde customer you will probably get a number of their products and will expect them to be on multiple platforms. Invested a lot in iPad and...

App Roundup hits and misses: first days with my new iPad
June 3, 2010 | 9:27 am

zinio.PNG I'm enjoying my first week with the iPad. I'll have more for you later on the specific niches it's filling in my digital life, but first, what am I working with, exactly? What do I plan to do with the iPad and what apps have I bought already? 1) Apps for Reading Books Downloaded iBooks and it's my favourite so far. I love the two-page spread and find it easier to hold the iPad that way. But I do find it more comfortable to read for long stretches on the Kindle---it's not as heavy as the Kindle, has better contrast and the...