Magazine Subscriptions

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  1. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

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    I am really looking forward mostly to the iBookstore on the iPad and was wondering if some of the magazines will be allowing their subscribers to move their current "physical" mags over to "digital" mags to be read on the iPad. I currently subscribe to Mac Life and Mac World and would rather receive them digitally instead of in the mail. Perhaps those that offer digital subscriptions can be pinned to a post in here.
     
  2. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    magazines is the main reason im buying the ipad....they better be part of it.
     
  3. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    HaHaHa, BETTER is right!!!!
     
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    Definitely should prove useful when on the pooper reading the latest issue of Playboy or Maxim.
     
  5. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, yep that is where I do about 90% of my reading...the throne and in restaurants when out eating.
     
  6. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    Which is why I'm never going to handle anyone else's iPad.
     
  7. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    HaHaHa, I guess I should have noted that I was going to read it before I wiped my ass, not after! :p
     
  8. colourtheatre macrumors regular

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    Steve has singlehandedly distrupted the art of conversing to human beings further. my girlfriend already hates my macbook and iPhone. now the iPad.. hmm
     
  9. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    Haha! Same here! I'm seriously waiting for the day where she confiscates any (probably all) of my Apple gadgets and I can only get them back through good behaviour.
     
  10. colourtheatre macrumors regular

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    lol. woe are we ay? she's threatened to smash mine in a joking manner.. i hope! if it comes to the ultimatum, i wonder what would be choose? i shudder at the thought.

    i will be releasing books on steve = satan shortly. all documented facts. please, no photographs and thank you for the nobel.
     
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    Would you not get wood reading those?
     
  13. oxygenmaker macrumors newbie

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    Yes! The magazines and newspapers are the reason I want an ipad!! Albeit an expensive reason!!!

    Mike
     
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    Zinio has an iphone app and is making a ipad app. I have over 5 years of Macworld just waiting for the ipad. I also subscribe to Mac|Life, Esquire, Tatoo Magazine, Elle, Country Home, VIVmag, National Geo, Natl Geo Traveler, PC Magazine, Home Theater and a few others I don't remember. I also have thousands of Classic Public Domain ebooks just waiting to sit on my ebook shelf. I also have many publications on CD in PDF like the National Geo 100+ year collection (on DVD), MAD magazine, Archie, Rolling Stone, Fantastic Four, Star Trek comics and the paperback collection (over 300 ebooks)...the list goes on.
     
  15. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Zinio is going to rule on the ipad.
     
  16. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    I think the iPad will be quite different. it's designed to allow more than one person to view/use at a time. I think this is really the sneaker-feature of the iPad concept. Multi-touch is multi-user, and it's big enough and portable enough that at least 2 people can enjoyably use it at once. No other computing device has these properties. I have a feeling that the iPad will bring people closer together instead of isolating them like other devices have done.
     
  17. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    It'll be up to individual magazines, but I hope that if you already have a paper subscription, a digital subscription should be included with that at no added cost. If you want a "digital-only" subscription, it ought to cost the same as a paper subscription, minus the overhead of printing & delivering the physical copy. This is route to a win-win-win situation for the content provider, advertisers, and subscribers, and will allow a smoother transition from print -> digital. Every other model I've read about is quite plainly broken.

    The only loser in this model is the actual printers... and the people involved in delivering and selling hard copy (post office, newsstand, etc).
     

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