Atomizing newspaper bales into URLs, and replacing albums with streaming tracks, the Internet is, theoretically, the Great Unbundler, yet companies keep trying to stuff all that unbundled goodness back into new bundles, for a price. Continue reading… “‘Netflix for Magazines’ an impossible dream”
Journalism is being replaced
Newspapers and other media entities have had to continually expand their view of who their competition is ever since the web was invented. In the old days the competition was other newspapers, and then TV, and then after the web it became other news websites, or maybe Yahoo or Google.
Digital publishers are creating magazines to supplement their websites.
It seems like a really bad time to start a magazine with circulation numbers sinking and print ad rates dipping just as fast. But digital publishers like Politico, Pitchfork and Pando are doing just that: backwards-engineering their online publications for the physical page.
Meganews Magazines is the world’s first automatic magazine newsstand. It offers a new way to distribute magazines and newspapers with their print on demand technology. The technology will reduce the mountains of wasted paper from unsold magazines at newsstands since their vending machine only prints publications when they’re ordered, in just two minutes.
Micropublishing is one of the most significant publishing trends of 2013.
Marco Arment announced last week that he sold The Magazine to the minimalist iOS publication’s executive editor, Glenn Fleishman. Arment said he had accidentally built a business he was ill-suited to running. “Glenn’s doing almost everything already, so I’m effectively a figurehead,” he said.
Single-copy magazine sales continue to fall.
Sales of U.S. single-copy magazine fell nearly 10% in the first half of 2012, a troubling sign for publishers that suggests Americans are still being careful about discretionary spending.
Earlier this week, Jeff Jarvis, speaker and consultant for media companies, got to speak about speaking with the speakers of the National Speakers Association in Indianapolis.
This is the third straight quarter where the number of ad pages declined.
During the first quarter of 2012 U.S. consumer magazines saw their number of ad pages fall 8.2% from the year earlier period. This is the third straight quarter where the number of ad pages declined from the year-earlier period, according to the Publishers Information Bureau, according to the Publishers Information Bureau.
U.S. online advertising spending is expected to grow 23.3% to $39.5 billion this year, pushing it ahead of total advertising spending in print newspapers and magazines, according to an eMarketer report.
In 2010, consumers spent an average of 4 hours and 24 minutes each day watching TV and video, while being online for 2 hours and 35 minutes.
There are only so many hours per day that consumers can spend watching TV, reading newspapers and surfing the internet. But as marketers may suspect, the time devoted to media is undergoing some not-so-subtle changes.
With an eye on the readers of the future, US publisher Hearst Corp. announced plans Friday to launch a digital newsstand, advertising service and electronic reader for newspapers and magazines.
With an eye on the readers of the future, US publisher Hearst Corp. announced plans to launch a digital newsstand, advertising service and electronic reader for newspapers and magazines.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with the new Kindle DX
Amazon unveiled the Kindle DX this morning, an e-reader with a 9.7 inch screen that is 2.5 times larger than the Kindle 2, which debuted earlier this year. (Pics)