Next Issue Redefines the Digital Magazine Experience, Introduces All-New Tablet Newsstand, App and Price Plans
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Next Issue Media, a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers – Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., today announces the launch of its all-new tablet newsstand featuring the world’s top titles, designed specifically for Android(TM) tablets. No other offering delivers the combination of a catalog of top-tier titles, a choice of unlimited access plans, a consistent magazine reading experience and a commitment to interactive content.
The Most Popular Magazines Available
Next Issue offers the world’s most popular titles with more being added all the time. The catalog of digital magazines includes Better Homes and Gardens, ELLE, Esquire, Fortune, Glamour, Parents, People, Real Simple, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, TIME, Vanity Fair and many more. There are 32 titles available now, and the catalog is expected to expand later this year. However, the company’s focus on new titles will remain on quality and mass appeal, not quantity.
Unlimited Access Plans
Customers have unlimited access to as many magazines in the Next Issue newsstand as they want, starting at just $9.99 per month. Now they can easily access and discover more great stories, writing and photography within the entire breadth of the catalog.
A Consistent Reading Experience
No need to navigate separate apps for each magazine. Now customers can browse, manage and read all their favorite titles from a single app in one consistent and easy way. For example, customers can quickly flip through an entire magazine using the animated carousel. Once they choose what to read, they navigate using the same simple, intuitive commands across all titles. They can also access an entire library of magazines in the cloud any time they are connected, while easily managing what they choose to store on their tablet.
Enhanced Digital Editions
All Next Issue magazines are custom-designed for the tablet experience and include enhancements such as videos, bonus photography, interactive features and links to more information online.
“This is a game changer for customers,” said Morgan Guenther, CEO of Next Issue Media. “We’re bringing it all together. The most popular magazines, a great reading experience, interactive content and unlimited access to our entire catalog – with lots more to come.”
“Next Issue has delivered an extraordinary digital magazine experience to customers in an easy-to-use app,” said Steve Sachs, Executive Vice President, Consumer Marketing and Sales, Time Inc. “The breadth of the catalog will include their favorites, while providing the opportunity to discover new magazines.”
Availability and Requirements
Next Issue is available in the United States on tablets running Android(TM) version 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later. An iPad(®) version of Next Issue is expected to be submitted to the App Store(SM) Approval Process in the coming weeks.
Go to www.nextissue.com to sign up and then download the free Next Issue app. The app is also available for download from the Android(TM) Market.
Next Issue offers the following price plans:
- Unlimited Basic: Includes titles published monthly and bi-weekly for $9.99 per month
- Unlimited Premium: Includes all titles in the catalog, including weeklies such as Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, TIME for $14.99 per month
- Individual magazine subscriptions range from $1.99 to $9.99 per month
- Individual magazine issues are available from $2.49 to $5.99 per issue
30-day free trials are available for all subscription plans and print subscribers can add digital editions of the same titles for free or a nominal cost.
Today, the Next Issue Unlimited Basic catalog includes: All You, Allure, Better Homes and Gardens, Car and Driver, Coastal Living, Conde Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, ELLE, Esquire, Essence, Fitness, Fortune, Glamour, Golf, Health, InStyle, Money, Parents, People en Espanol, People StyleWatch, Popular Mechanics, Real Simple, Southern Living, Sports Illustrated Kids, Sunset, This Old House and Vanity Fair.
The Next Issue Unlimited Premium catalog includes those in Unlimited Basic plus all weekly titles such as Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and TIME.
*Click this link to check device compatibility for individual titles
*Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
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About Next Issue Media
Next Issue Media, the company behind Next Issue, is a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers – Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc. The company was formed to develop, market and deliver interactive digital editions of the world’s most popular magazines and newspapers optimized for the digital device of your choice.
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