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Next Issue Media, comprised of Hearst Corporation, Condé Nast, News Corporation, Meredith and Time Inc., just launched its digital magazine consortium which allows subscribers to pay a monthly flat rate for access to various top-selling magazines, The New York Times Media Decoder blog reported.

After downloading the Next Issue Media tablet app, users choose to pay either $9.99 for access to all monthly publications available on the app or $14.99 for all monthly and weekly publications, the article said.

According to the Next Issue Media website, current magazines available to users include Time, The New Yorker, Better Homes and Gardens, Esquire, People, Elle and Vanity Fair, among others.

Offering a flat rate payment could save readers a great deal of money on subsciptions, since many individual magazine apps range from $1.99 to $5.99 per single issue, Media Decoder said.


Gianna Walton


2012-04-04 12:21

A group of U.S. newspaper and broadcast TV news Web sites have allied to create a national online listing and auction site, Boocoo, which is aimed to compete against Craigslist and eBay, Media Post reported.

This self-serve consumer-based site is planned to launch officially on June 21.

Those participating sites include more than 300 newspaper publishers, such as The Boston Herald and Austin American-Statesman, with a total print audience of 22 million readers.

Boocoo's model is to license postal codes to partners, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal. All these sites will help promote it through monthly print or broadcast ad campaigns. Each Boocoo landing page has customised headers and footers to match the partner's home page, Media Post reported.


Erina Lin


2010-06-14 17:18

Time Inc. is enlisting magazine publishers in the United States to launch a "jointly run digital newsstand next year," Reuters UK reported over the weekend. Time Warner, which owns Time, has been in talks with Conde Nast, which shuttered four magazines today, as well as Hearst Corp., a source told Reuters.

paidContent's Rafat Ali reported today that the joint venture would be something of a Hulu-type model, but for magazines. A source told Ali the project has less to do with revenue splits and consumer data, and more to do with "trying to develop new formats and standards so that when the devices come in, the mag industry is ready."

According to Wall Street Journal blog AllThingsDigital, the venture would operate as a digital storefront, where readers would go to buy and manage subscriptions, which would then be deliverable to any device.

"The pitch: Control a direct relationship with consumers while gaining leverage with heavyweights like Apple and Amazon," AllThingsD writer Peter Kafka wrote.


Leah McBride Mensching


2009-10-05 19:37

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