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Here Come Useful Ideas from Ian Michael Pogonowski of the OUTFIT Cornwall Magazine

OUTFIT Cornwall Digital Magazine is all about improving people’s lives. Cornwall UK is an exciting and dynamic place to live. There is lots of countryside, sports and water for people to take part in and OUTFIT Cornwall is about getting people out and about, making the most of their lives being healthy in the process.

In this article you will read about the experience and insights from Ian Michael Pogonowski who started his digital magazine in the Summer of 2013.

From the Desk of the CEO: What Do Free Pages from Apple Mean for Magazine Publishers?

Building a business for “free” is a very big challenge, probably the biggest challenge that a firm and its management can face. It is, therefore, especially pleasing that Apple has joined the group of companies offering some of their products for free.

Of course, “free” is almost never really free. Several decades ago, “free lunch” was free only because the food was so heavily salted that diner visitors had to order a (paid, how else?) drink.

PressPad Android Support in Approach + Preorders for Early Birds

I’m pleased to announce that PressPad is beginning the Android platform support, thanks to which your publications will now have the potential to reach millions of smartphone and tablet users based on this platform worldwide.

To emphasize the launch of Android support, we’ve also prepared an interesting offer but we’ll get back to that later on in the article.

How To Publish a Brilliant Children’s Book on iPad

For several weeks you have been writing to us ever more often, asking about possibilities for publishing a children’s books on iPad. If you are an author of a children’s book or a publisher, from this article you will learn how to publish a book on Apple mobile devices with no knowledge of programming required.

Your iPad Magazine Can Look Like That on Apple IOS7

When Apple introduced a new mobile operating system iOS7, our team had just finished working on a new version of the mobile magazine application. This PressPad application allows subscribers to download and read digital magazines published by our editors. In this article we disclose the appearance of our new mobile application optimized for iOS7.

Apple has released its new, innovative operating system iOS7, introducing many interesting features such as the Control Center, AirDrop for iOS and smarter multitasking. But what catches the eye the most is a brand new, beautiful user interface with icons designed in the style of flat design, and referring to the current color trends. Apple’s new mobile system provides a completely new user’s experience, better than ever.

Take Part in Our Experiment: We Will Add Your Magazine to the App Store

Update2: [April 21st, 2016]. Disclaimer! This information has expired. It’s been published in 2013. Since that time App Store has changed and so does PressPad. We do not offer free plans anymore, however PressPad mobile magazine apps remain affordable for publishers like you.

Update: due to high demand for this pilot program, we have written a FAQ and “lessons learnt” here.

Long story short: We are looking for 10 publishers who will agree to publish their magazine in a new experimental pricing model. The publisher doesn’t pay us anything for the making and maintenance of the application, in exchange, we retain the first 199 dollars it earns every month. From $200 up everything goes to the magazine publisher (no revenue share whatsoever).

Digital Publishing Three One: The Washington Post Bought by Jeff “in 20 Years, Print Newspapers Will Be All but Extinct” Bezos

Every couple of days we publish three important news for mobile publishing industry. This week we have only one, but a very good one:

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:

The Daily is Closing Down. It Wouldn’t if It Started in 2012

Today marks a milestone day for publishing. Newscorp’s The Daily is winding down operations.

Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader:

The Daily launched in early 2011 amidst a lot of fanfare, hype, and a massive advertising campaign. It expanded beyond the iPad in early 2012 with new Android apps, but clearly it was not growing fast enough nor was it currently covering its costs. It was reportedly losing 30 million dollars a year.