Tag Archives: magazines

Is Next Issue worth your $15 every month?

I’ve been testing out Next Issue’s all-you-can-read magazine app for a few weeks now, to see whether it’s worth your time and money. So is it? My short answer: mayyybe, if (a) you absolutely love many of the titles they … Continue reading

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Jennifer Egan publishes short story on Twitter

I haven’t been entirely won over by the idea of Twittered fiction yet, but I’m glad to know that good writers are still experimenting with it. Starting today and extending for the next 10 days, The New Yorker will serialize … Continue reading

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Next Issue Media brings the Netflix model to magazines

All Things D has an interesting article about the preliminary launch of Next Issue Media, a magazine service for tablet owners that’s modeled after all-you-can-view movie/TV services like Netflix and Hulu. First, the good news… Like Hulu, Next Issue Media … Continue reading

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Longform + iPad = world’s best general interest mag

I’ve been trying to come up with a good way to describe the newly released Longform app for iPad. It’s a digital magazine on steroids. It’s an infinite magazine, a magazine multiplex. It’s a portable reading room where new issues … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble offering free Nook Touch if you subscribe to New York Times for a year

For a couple of years now, people have suggested that if ereaders got cheap enough, they could be used by newspapers as promotional swag—sign up for a subscription and get an ereader for free. Newspapers haven’t warmed to this idea … Continue reading

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Gizmodo is wrong: you can keep your Kindle magazine back issues

Oh jeez, Gizmodo, it’s bad enough when newspapers get the facts wrong about ereaders, but you’re supposed to be a source of expertise in this domain. You’re a flippin’ gadget blog. Anyway. The point is this: you don’t lose back … Continue reading

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Why Kindle magazines leave out images: it’s too expensive

The U.K. magazine PC Pro this week published a blog post explaining why the Kindle edition doesn’t include photos. The problem is that Amazon charges publishers a variable fee based on how much 3G wireless bandwidth it takes to deliver … Continue reading

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Apple pretty much confirms all ebook apps must offer In App Purchasing

The blog FutureBook writes that it has received direct confirmation from Apple that its new rules about mandatory In App Purchases (IAP) will indeed apply to ebook apps as well, contrary to my interpretation of their vague press release yesterday. … Continue reading

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