Amazon is trying to sell you magazines on the iPad. The latest update to the Kindle app for iPad now has a newsstand for reading Kindle Fire magazines, a built-in PDF reader, and slickly designed text book replicas.
Conde Nast today continues the rollout of iPad magazine subscriptions that started with the New Yorker, adding Glamour, Vanity Fair, Golf Digest, and Allure to its digital roster. Each iSubscription will cost $20/year, or $2 for a single issue. If you're a current print subscriber, congrats! You get free iPad access…
According to Reuters, a company called Yudu has launched a service that gives content creators a way around the 30% cut Apple has been demanding for selling subscriptions through iOS. The service lets users download issues to their iPad or iPhone even when the purchase is made direction from the publisher.
If you're an iPad-owning subscriber to the dead tree versions of Time, Sports Illustrated, or Fortune you've had a pretty frustrating ride lately. Namely: you've had to pay twice for largely the same content. Until today, that is.
After making headlines for its potentially-industry-changing photo agency wrangling, People magazine's iPad app will go on record as being the first title to be offered free to those who subscribe to the magazine as well. Wired, GQ—wha?
Gossip magazines owe much of their content to photo agencies, who offer voyeuristic snapshots of celebrities' lives. People magazine is currently battling the agencies over the release of their iPad app, believing they shouldn't have to pay twice for images.