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Tablets Become Newsstands for Digital Magazines Through Next Issue Media
Next Issue Media, a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers—Condé Nast; Hearst Communications, Inc.; Meredith; News Corp.; and Time, Inc., launched a tablet newsstand designed specifically for Android tablets. The offering combines a catalog of 32 popular titles (with more expected later this year), a choice of unlimited access plans, a consistent magazine reading experience, and interactive content.
Today, the Next Issue Unlimited Basic catalog includes: All You, Allure, Better Homes and Gardens, Car and Driver, Coastal Living, Condé Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, ELLE, Esquire, Essence, Fitness, Fortune, Glamour, Golf, Health, InStyle, Money, Parents, People en Espanol, People StyleWatch, Popular Mechanics, Real Simple, Southern Living, Sports Illustrated Kids, Sunset, This Old House, and Vanity Fair.
The Next Issue Unlimited Premium catalog includes those in Unlimited Basic plus all weekly titles such as Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, and TIME.
Next Issue offers the following price plans:
- Unlimited Basic: Includes titles published monthly and biweekly for $9.99 per month
- Unlimited Premium: Includes all titles in the catalog, including weeklies such as Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, and TIME for $14.99 per month
- Individual magazine subscriptions range from $1.99 to $9.99 per month
- Individual magazine issues are available from $2.49 to $5.99 per issue
Thirty-day free trials are available for all subscription plans, and print subscribers can add digital editions of the same titles for free or a nominal cost.
Customers can browse, manage, and read all the titles from a single app in one consistent and easy way. For example, customers can quickly flip through an entire magazine using the animated carousel. Once they choose what to read, they navigate using the same commands across all titles. They can also access an entire library of magazines in the cloud. All Next Issue magazines are custom-designed for the tablet experience and include enhancements such as videos, bonus photography, interactive features, and links to more information online.
Next Issue is available in the U.S. on tablets running Android version 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later. The app is also available for download from Google Play, formerly known as Android Market. An iPad version of Next Issue is expected to be submitted to the App Store Approval Process soon.
Source: Next Issue Media
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