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When it comes to launching a digital magazine, there's no single FAQ online that can answer all your questions. What type of digital magazine should you build? How should you
Contrary to what you've probably been thinking, the ultimate digital magazine is built in a browser, not an app. That's why web magazines are skyrocketing to success because users are
If you'd asked us five or six years ago if it was a good idea to publish a digital magazine app on a tablet so that it could be downloaded
Magazines are designed to be read from front to back. They have covers and a table of contents. Magazines are arranged in a series of articles. Compare that with other
As you know, having an online portal for your information is essential for growth. Using the web to publish and distribute content and not just serve as an extension of
When WIRED went live with the world’s first iPad magazine – a mere six weeks after the iPad’s debut – it sold 24,000 copies in the first 24 hours. For
Do you run or contribute to an online magazine?
Most of our readers would consider themselves in the magazine publishing industry, that is true. But do you think you run an
If you’re making plans for your own digital publication, it behooves you to also plan how to make money from it with strategic digital magazine marketing.
After all, buying a list
Knowing how to start an online magazine requires first understanding the differences between an online magazine and the dozens of other publishing models available to you in the 21st century.
When a magazine goes digital and becomes an app, or a web magazine, it becomes alive. And that’s scary for some publishers. Suddenly, ads become more valuable to advertisers because
When most people think of digital magazines, they narrow their focus on digital magazine apps that can be found in a digital newsstand or app store, but data shows that
I Like Crochet has improved upon their already best-practice web magazine with collections, clubs, and previews.
It's genuinely thrilling to be in the publishing industry at this moment and time. Think
Digital magazine evolution involves a variety of components, including the distribution of the content and the magazine product itself. Today we're looking at organizations that are putting more emphasis on
As tech industry observers like to note, the world of apps is wild and wacky. There are almost two million apps in the Apple and Google app stores. If you
Great content can be hard to find. That's why Google is using its search engine and video platform to target high-quality content from a variety of digital publications. Today we're
Subscription website publishers are honing their subscription offerings to generate greater revenue and utilize the subscriber data file that they already have. This process is not new, but some of
Back in 2014, we partnered with Prime Publishing to launch America’s first web magazine. Since then we’ve launched more than a dozen and have learned a lot. Prime’s web magazine,
Now that so many publishers are issuing digital editions, it’s time to take a look around and quantify some best practices that we’ve noted in researching apps and digital magazines.
Recently Google publicly told publishers that they strongly encourage flexible sampling with their paywalls, through the use of metered paywalls and lead-in. You're likely familiar with metered paywalls where the
How you think about digital magazine software needs to change if you want your subscriber base to grow
“Eventually, they’ll become like sailboats. They don’t need to exist anymore. But people
When you think of a magazine platform, you probably think print and digital. They seem like black and white, but there's actually a whole lot of grey on the digital
At a recent networking event amongst publishers, the owner of a publication for teen health asked a Mequoda team member if it was worth launching a print magazine to go
The one advantage magazines have over the majority of information on the internet is legitimacy due to credentials and facts. Let us not forget that nobody trusts what they read
There's a quote out there from Jonathan MacDonald I heard recently at an IMAG event that says, the rate of change you're experiencing now represents the slowest rate of technological
Ask yourself these seven questions before starting your journey towards digital magazine transformation
I'm going to go ahead and assume if you're reading this, you have a print publication who is
Dwight D. Eisenhower said, "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." Have you ever felt in your personal life, like plans
Creating a magazine layout that includes interactivity is one more key toward selling more digital magazine subscriptions
It's true that users prefer familiarity in digital magazines. As soon as you begin
Why is subscription revenue falling for print publishers and rising for app store subscriptions?
While publishers are all fighting for their subscription lives, Apple's over here seeing subscription revenue up 74%.
As the mobile publishing revolution has matured, I’ve been blogging about a lot of large, fancy digital magazines. Publications like New York, Forbes and The Atlantic have become leaders in
How to make money with video on your own subscription website and beyond
Many multiplatform publishers have turned to e-learning platforms to make money with video and help subscribers either increase their skills
Why "free" is a subscription business model of its own and why every magazine should have one
Since the beginning of time, or at least the beginning of consumerism, businesses have
In publishing, there's no room for growth with a solo magazine that stands alone.
One of our favorite stories is that of The American Ceramic Society. The organization turned to the
As the first wave of digital magazine apps has passed, we’ve discovered one thing: People hate apps with nothing in them.
And yet, the vast majority of digital magazine apps available
Your magazine app is a platform, but it's not the most profitable digital magazine platform for passive income
Digital magazine apps are great for one huge reason: They come with a
There’s no doubt that niche content is the name of the game, at least if you’re playing the game using the Mequoda Method. But digital magazines can’t expect to slap
There’s no such thing as publishing a magazine.
The fact is, if you want to transition your business from the traditional print model to 21st-century publishing – and the profits it
Since the printing press was invented, the best way to deliver readable content was always on the page. Until the advent of the web, consumers hadn't even considered other ways
From content planning to determining your exit strategy, every successful multiplatform magazine business model includes planning these seven things
At Mequoda we spend a significant amount of time building custom business
Why do modern multiplatform magazines make so much money?
At Mequoda we talk about publishers that have multiplatform magazines on a regular basis, but what we don't always mention is that
If you're looking for digital magazine software that allows more control over pricing and distribution, then a web magazine is for you
Attention publishers: digital magazine apps for tablets and mobile
Keep more revenue while offering a better customer experience by ditching the app and launching a web magazine
In our eyes, there are two digital magazine publishing software giants: Adobe and
Starting an online magazine business brings one platform that offers advertisers the visibility and tracking accountability they desire
Publishers are getting creative with digital magazine ads on Facebook, and they don't even need to leverage the ad platform to do it.
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Is gamification the next step in digital magazine design? The medium is certainly calling for it.
Design – its theory and execution – has always been important for publications, and now
Bryan Welch's successor, Bill Uhler, aims for more publishing events and ecommerce content strategy; plus, an industry update halfway through the year
Publishing events comprise a big piece of the puzzle
Our Mequoda Best Practices list continues to evolve. Last year certainly proved that standards – and even what is technologically possible – can change almost overnight.
Here’s a look at our
Even Sesame Street is pulling together more dynamic digital magazine apps than most legacy publishers
The magazine industry used to be a tank of big fish in big pools. Only the
Have you ever spent time poking around on your iPad, just to see how customers feel about the digital magazines they buy and subscribe to? We make this a habit
Given that we’ve already revised our thinking since I started regularly reviewing digital magazines back in March, I concede that anything we name as a Best Practice in digital magazines
And what is digital publishing not doing to stay up on tech advances? Are you – gasp – in danger of becoming a "dinosaur"?
What is digital publishing?
Well, how much time
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