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Tag: publishing economics

30 Great Sources for Magazine Trends

We aim to be one of the best sources for magazine trends online, but we do it with a whole lot of help from our brothers and sisters in the industry.

Below we’ve compiled a list of the best portals, the best influencers, and the best reports on magazine trends available online. If you have more to add, please share your favorites with us in the comments.

How to Choose the Best Subscription Pricing & Single-Copy Pricing Strategy for Your Subscription Websites

While the challenge of choosing the right subscription and single copy pricing strategy is not new to magazine publishers, it’s virgin territory for most subscription website publishers and many publishers exploring the digital newsstand landscape.

Even magazine publishers are faced with new economic realities.

The marginal cost of delivering a digital subscription to your own website is near zero. The cost of delivering digital issues via the Apple, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble digital newsstands is based on remit and the cost of delivering a digital issue paid to your digital publishing software provider (Mag+, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, etc.).

How to Update a Magazine Editor Job Description for Multiplatform Publishing

Write an online magazine editor job description like a product description for a Swiss Army knife

Can you remember life before the internet, when a personal computer was another name for a hand-held calculator? When publishing was a process that required a printing press?

If you’re old enough to remember hot type, the pica stick, and manual

Publishing Economics: Facebook, European Expansion, Ad Blocking

The volatility of publishing economics will be mitigated with a multiplatform strategy built on repeatable best practices. That is one of our core principles, and a big part of what the Mequoda Method is built on.

Still, it’s worth it to monitor the trends priming the pump of publishing economics, and Digiday certainly has us covered in that department this week. Let’s take a look at a few of their latest articles!

What Magazine Publishers Are Reading to Get Their Magazine Industry News

Ever wondered where Kim and her team find all of their magazine industry news for our daily Digital Publishing Trends posts?

Well, I have, so I asked them for their top 5 sources – their “go-to” sites for discovering the latest and most useful news and analysis for magazine publishers. Of course, they had a hard time narrowing down their pool, so I happily let them get away with 7, which itself even proved tough given all of the high-quality coverage out there. Maybe we’ll do a part two down the road!

In the meantime, here’s a list of not only our favorites, but favorites of magazine publishers and digital marketers always on the lookout for relevant articles best practices, cautionary tales, revolving door gossip, mergers & acquisitions updates, and more. These are the sites that drive discussion and inform the decisions of executives – and help us keep the Mequoda Method fresh while continuing to offer free advice throughout the week.

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Who Belongs On Your Digital Publishing Team?

An immature industry requires some mature professionals. If you are running an online media operation, don’t underestimate the value of diversity of age, opinions, experience and skills.

CES 2007 Video Explosion, the Digital Future and Your Internet Publishing Strategy

Will dedicated digital readers using eInk technology save the “printed” word?

As I fly east from CES 2007, I am contemplating the new Internet Gold Rush. While most publishers are still focused on using the Internet to deliver text and pictures, the world’s video producers, including millions of amateur video makers, are already streaming their content over the Internet. Experts count as many as 10 Internet TV (IPTV) protocols that will soon be bringing video to your computer, TV and mobile phone. More than 60 percent of U.S. Internet users have experienced video over the Internet.

Job Posting: VP Consumer Marketing

Job Posting from Aspire Media.

They’re looking for a VP of Consumer Marketing, someone who can provide leadership and strategic direction to managers of the company’s consumer marketing departments, which include Web marketing, circulation marketing, direct-to-consumer sales of books and consumer events

If you, or someone you know, would fit that description, please read on.