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New Feature: Use Magazine Sample to Help You Sell More

When you buy a car, you can do a quick test drive around the block to check whether everything is working right and the ride is smooth. PressPad now gives your readers the same option. You can upload a full (paid) issue, free preview/sample, or both!

In 2013, our focus is on helping you sell more via your iPad app. We have plenty of tips lined up for you, but today is different—today we are sharing a new feature in PressPad that can help you sell more in no time.

Why are magazine samples important for my sales?

Succes Stories: Cliché Magazine Newsstand App

Today we start a series of short presentations of magazines available for iPad thanks to the PressPad self mobile publishing tool. Those apps look great and reading them gives a lot of pleasure. Thats why we decided to present them a little bit.

Cliché magazine is devoted to fashion, lifestyle and ways of spending your free time. It is always full of unique photos and exquisite articles on music and culture. This is how the editorial staff describes the magazine:

How to Write an Effective Magazine App Description?

With efficient ASO (App Store Optimization) of your app, you can increase the sell of magazine app in App Store. It is important to give proper and deep concern to the app description, which is supposed to be appealing, clear and easy to find by visitors. There are some important tips how to write an appropriate and vivid app description for the App Store.

Mobile Publishing 101: App Store Description and Screenshots

In today’s entry on Mobile Publishing 101 I’d like to shed some light on your Newsstand app description and screenshots appearing in App Store.

When you add an application to App Store you fill in lots of information about you and your magazine. First things that your readers will encounter in App Store are: name, description, and screenshots I mentioned before.

Mobile Publishing 101: What is the Impact of Push Notifications on Sales?

Working with publishers, we can see which activities have a real influence on the sales of their issues in their applications in App Store. One of them is simply being available in Newsstand, but that’s the easiest part. This month on our blog, we’re going to devote a few entries to the topic of how to boost sales in your applications in App Store.

5 Rules to Get Your App Featured by Apple on the App Store

Dan Counsell, the founder of Realmac Software, the company producing applications for iOS and OS X, shared very interesting observations on his company blog about the “featured” section in the App Store.

Realmac Applications has been recommended several times by Apple in the App Store and Dan, basing on this experience, has selected 5 reasons that may help Apple to choose your application. They are the following:

Build a Great App – obvious, but must be met
Target the “Latest And Greatest” – Dan mentions iCloud, but using Newsstand will be equally good

10 Simple Rules for Letting Readers Know About Your Mobile Magazine

Publishers face this problem when launching a mobile version: how to let existing readers know about e.g. iOS Newsstand app.

Here are few examples that we find working. Some of them require you to sign in for Apple Developer Account. You can do that without paying $99 annual membership and still download those materials. We could just copy those materials for you but they change from time to time and it is better that you have always the newest one. If you wish we can always email you the newest one.

We have covered only technical issues here but will write another post about best business practices when launching on mobile.

What App Store Newsstand Really Is All About

We are often asked if Newsstand is somehow competitive to PressPad. It is in fact complementary, but it is not obvious so we decided to write down everything “Newsstand” really is:

Newsstand as a special folder on iOS devices where all newsspapers and magazines are stored. Easy.

Now to more complicated stuff: magazines utilizing Newsstand has to have subscriptions.
That means that user can choose from several different periods in whitch new issues will be delivered to their devices automatically. Available subscription periods are: 1 week, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and one year.

Don’t Ruin Your App Marketing Efforts By… App Name

When it comes to app names most obvious guess is your Magazine name, right? That is what we thought as well, but short look back at our previous experience with apps tells a different story.

We’ve been developing games, utilities, and spent some time with mobile book publishing. There’re few things we’ve learnt and they are all aplicable to Magazines as well. For one on the Apple’s App Store there are in fact two different names: the one that’s displayed below your icon/cover on the device, and the one that is being used on the App Store itself.

First one should be short, sharp and easy to remember. There’s no character limit, but here’s what happen when you use to many characters (in this case „This App Name is Way to Long”):