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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hearst Titles Now Available on Apple's Newsstand Days Ahead of Other Channels




Apple has rolled out a new feature for Newsstand, allowing select publishers to be featured in a new Read Them Here First section, reports TechCrunch.

Hearst is the first publisher to be featured, and its entire catalog is available to subscribers several days before the print editions hit newsstands, and before its magazines hit other platforms like Amazon's Kindle Fire.

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The exclusive arrangement varies by individual publication in terms of how far in advance you'll be able to get the various Hearst titles compared to in print and from other online storefronts like Amazon's Kindle marketplace, but each will be available at least a few days in advance, I'm told. Existing subscribers will get early access, as well as those signing up for the first time.
The exclusive publishing window is a nice perk for potential subscribers and iPad owners, though it seems unlikely that getting a magazine a few days early would, on its own, sway potential tablet purchasers to the iPad.

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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I am super excited to see this finally rolled out.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:47 PM   #4
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Eff Hearst. No thanks, that family is why you can go to jail for 5 years for a joint.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:44 PM   #5
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Eff Hearst. No thanks, that family is why you can go to jail for 5 years for a joint.
Pretty sure that was congress and the progressive perversion of the commerce clause but I digress.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:30 PM   #6
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The exclusive publishing window is a nice perk for potential subscribers and iPad owners, though it seems unlikely that getting a magazine a few days early would, on its own, sway potential tablet purchasers to the iPad.
I agree, it's not about selling the first iPad (well, except to a handful to magazine executives and staff who will use "monitor the way Apple is presenting our products" as justification for a corporate expenditure).

Top of the list is iTunes Store revenues. In this case, a unique reason to come to iTunes Store rather than some other e-content vendor. And the magazine publishers get an attractive placement on the store "shelves." Visibility, visibility, visibility.

Then, of course, there's stickiness - give folks yet another reason to use their iPad on a regular basis, and to stay within the Apple ecosystem. (So yeah, hardware sales figure into this, too.)
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The exclusive publishing window is a nice perk for potential subscribers and iPad owners, though it seems unlikely that getting a magazine a few days early would, on its own, sway potential tablet purchasers to the iPad.
Why the anti-Apple spin, and not just the facts?

This is one of the many things that would sway someone to get an iPad. Of course, 'on it's own' - no. But that statement was specifically crafted to say something bad about something good.
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Why the anti-Apple spin, and not just the facts?
"Anti-Apple" spin? On MacRumors? You have got to be joking.

Yes, they're wrong. But it has nothing to do with Apple and everything to do with naïveté about how people read magazines — especially some of these titles. Cosmo? Elle? O? Absolutely, a couple of days early will sway people to read magazines on their already-purchased iPads, if not to purchase new iPads.
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"Anti-Apple" spin? On MacRumors? You have got to be joking.
I hope your sarcasm tag is on.

MOST of what is on MacRumors is Anti-Apple spin. Anytime someone says they like something Apple does, no matter how benign, it's bashed 2 to 1.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:23 PM   #10
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I hope your sarcasm tag is on.

MOST of what is on MacRumors is Anti-Apple spin. Anytime someone says they like something Apple does, no matter how benign, it's bashed 2 to 1.
Comments yes. However articles by staff are generally fairly neutral or lean on Apple's side. Never do you see an article coming across as being spun in a negative way towards Apple.
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I hope your sarcasm tag is on.

MOST of what is on MacRumors is Anti-Apple spin. Anytime someone says they like something Apple does, no matter how benign, it's bashed 2 to 1.
Then any Andrpoid or Google news but gets twisted positively every time, too - by Google drones posting here. They don't see any problem there.
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I hope your sarcasm tag is on.

MOST of what is on MacRumors is Anti-Apple spin. Anytime someone says they like something Apple does, no matter how benign, it's bashed 2 to 1.
Yep. That comment in the original post was completely unnecessary.
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I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but I still prefer magazines in the physical form. I do wish Apple would finally give the option to remove the Newsstand app or put it in a folder.
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I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but I still prefer magazines in the physical form. I do wish Apple would finally give the option to remove the Newsstand app or put it in a folder.
you better off getting the print even if you do digital

My girl got Vanity Fair print over christmas for 9.99 a year (Amazon) and I got her the Digital edition for Free in the NextIssue App on our iPad - which also gave it to me on my GalaxyTab 2 7 (via the NextIssue android App using the same account)

I usually get the print and later see if I can get the digital for free on NI

NI is run by the publishers - That way the publisher gets all the money.
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I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but I still prefer magazines in the physical form. I do wish Apple would finally give the option to remove the Newsstand app or put it in a folder.
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Nice!

I am so happy that these good magazines are finally on my iPad!
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I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but I still prefer magazines in the physical form. I do wish Apple would finally give the option to remove the Newsstand app or put it in a folder.
I feel the same way. Same goes with books, I'd rather be holding the actual book in my hands while I'm reading it.

Regardless, still a nice perk for having Newsstand.
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I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but I still prefer magazines in the physical form. I do wish Apple would finally give the option to remove the Newsstand app or put it in a folder.
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I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but I still prefer magazines in the physical form. I do wish Apple would finally give the option to remove the Newsstand app or put it in a folder.
I prefer the actual magazine too. I had several subscriptions through Zinio, but found that I would either start reading an issue and never finish it or, more likely, forget I had new issues waiting to be read. It was the old "out of sight, out of mind" thing.
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Who reads magazines anymore? They're full of ads, old stories, and not interactive. Aside from getting freebies on airplanes, I haven't bought a magazine in years.
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