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, it said today, April 4.
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Next Issue Media, a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers – Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., has announced the launch of its all-new tablet newsstand featuring top titles, designed specifically for Android tablets.
Customers have unlimited access to as many magazines in the Next Issue newsstand as they want, starting at $9.99 per month. They can flip through an entire magazine using the animated carousel.
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.
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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 is available in the United States on tablets running Android version 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later. An iPad version of Next Issue is expected to be submitted to the App Store Approval Process in the coming weeks, says the company.