Leading US publisher, Conde Nast, takes Apple’s iPad extremely seriously and intends releasing not one but five magazines in a format ready for the “magical” device, the New York Times explains.
The first magazines for which it will create iPad versions are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour, the company will announce today. GQ’s iPad version will be ready in April, while Vanity Fair and Wired will take space on your iPad in June, with the remaining two titles set to reach the platform this summer.
Marc Frons is the NYT’s chief technology officer, and he calls Apple’s new iPad a “revolutionary” and “exciting” proposition for publishers. He says the system will combine the best of print and digital in one “thing”, promising “’exquisite typography” and ”dynamic page layout”, according to Stuff.co.nz.
He was speaking at Fairfax Digital’s Media 2010 conference in Sydney. ”It’s both very exciting and scary for us,” he said, confirming the move to create content for the device is deeply linked by his newspaper’s decision to put up a pay wall around its online content in 2011.
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group has reached a deal to make an abridged audio version of the novel available as a free podcast. The first podcast will go live on September 3 when the novel is published. A further 22 episodes, each 15 minutes long, will be released on iTunes in the UK and US every Thursday and Saturday for 12 weeks.
Sarah Shrubb, editorial director of Little, Brown UK’s digital imprint Hachette Digital said: “This is the first time an audio has been serialised in this way, and we’re very excited to be doing something so groundbreaking. Iain Banks is one of Little, Brown’s biggest authors, and we’re absolutely delighted to be promoting him through this cutting-edge digital campaign.”
Writing on his blog, Ryan Joseph explains, “For the October issue of Esquire, they decided to release 100,000 issues with the world’s first E-Ink magazine cover. The E-Ink display is the same technology used in the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader…” Here’s his video clip of the tech (which we think is a novelty right now, but this should change), more here..