Monday, January 17, 2011

Magazines Pursue Tablets, but iPad Limits Subscriptions - NYTimes.com

iPad publishing is not working out as hoped, for traditional magazine publishers; I expect the Apple iBooks store, in contrast, is essentially a non-starter, compared with Amazon Kindle

In addition to limiting magazine sales to single issues, Apple has declined to share consumer data, meaning the Hearsts, Condé Nasts and Time Incs. of the publishing world know nothing about the people who are buying their digital magazines.

While they are far from writing off the iPad, publishers are eagerly awaiting the development of new tablet technologies from Google, BlackBerry and others that could at least give them some leverage.

Magazines Pursue Tablets, but iPad Limits Subscriptions - NYTimes.com

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