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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Stage Posted by Hello

All luvvied up

A surprise entrant (but welcome nontheless) to the world of digital magazines is The Stage, which intends ot put every issue published into digital format. The showbusiness trade title, which was launched in 1880, has so far only seen its back issues available on microfilm in London and New York.

Current owner and managing director, Catherine Comerford, the great grand-daughter of the co-founder, said "2005 will see the launch of the complete back issues of The Stage in digital format, making it available to everyone, wherever they live".

Gosh, thanks.

Friday, January 21, 2005

20 years before the Mast

Friday's news that Charles Mast, Ziff Davis' Director of Circulation, has left the company, should encourage some healthy speculation that he is on his way to join his erstwhile colleagues at Zinio.

Well if there wasn't any speculation before, I've just started it.

So there.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Domino ready to fall

Well on Americans anyway.

Conde Nast's new shopping magazine, Domino, has a really nice flash preview available for potential readers and advertisers alike here.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Digital Magazines

Digital Magazines

Get Active !!

Looks like VNU are testing Computer Active with the Zinio system.

Run on over to their site and you can get a free copy of the June 04 issue

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Ch ch ch changes

BPA Worldwide’s board of directors announced several rule changes regarding digital versions of print business and consumer magazines and newspapers.

The board ruled that "publishers have the option of reporting e-mail alerts that a digital version has been delivered to the subscriber’s computer, actual downloads of the digital file by the subscriber or both." Those who report downloaded copies must do so throughout the report.

This rule change provides greater visibility for downloaded information.

A second rule change is that reporting nonqualified digital copies is "expressly disallowed."

Tough stuff. Wonder who they could be aiming at ?

Sunday, January 02, 2005

The Great Adventure

Adventure Sports has signed on Texterity to be its digital delivery partner. The magazine will begin using Texterity's Published Web Format, making the magazine accessible electronically the same day the publication is distributed.

The publisher promises that advertisers will be able to receive direct feedback from their advertising via print ads which are multi-linked to advertisers' Web sites.

The magazine's digital subs will total 20,000 to start, pushing total distribution to over 50,000.

Well that's the first resolution of the new year broken at Adventure Sports then - no bullshitting indeed.