The Digital Publishing Landscape for 2015

digital publishing 2015

2014 was PressPad’s best year so far. We grew our publisher base and developed PressPad software, with new features such as rich media support and iBeacons compatibility. In June we extended our operation into Japan and our apps reached a total of one million installs.

We are confident that the New Year will bring lots of changes to the digital publishing industry, changes that we will be part of.

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How To Design Your Magazine with PowerPoint

Magazine Design with Google Slides

Actually, I am not going to use PowerPoint but something more elegant and available for free. I am talking about Google Slides, which is a part of the Google Docs suite. As a challenge, I will try to copy the design of one my favorite magazine’s couple of pages – Mighty Car Mods, published by PressPad. Read on to see the results of my work and the techniques I’ve been using.

About the magazine. Mighty Car Mods is an independent automotive series created by a couple of friends, Marty and Moog, who started filming videos on Marty’s mom’s driveway in 2007. They say they have come a long way since then, but they are still on the driveway with an unwavering focus on showing to their viewers the great car projects that they can do themselves at home. What is more, MCM publish their own digital magazine that is available on the PressPad platform.

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How Online Video Support Improves Your Magazine Experience

YouTube is one of the biggest social media network in the world. More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube every month. Over 6 billion hours of video are viewed each month on YouTube—that’s almost an hour for every person on Earth. What is more, YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18-34 than any cable network. From now on, YouTube videos can be used by PressPad publishers and viewed from inside of their magazine apps.

YouTube’s viewership is extraordinary. More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month and 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute. That shows how powerful of a medium online videos have become.

What does that mean for digital publishers? It means that, if they want to build a rich experience and engage their readers, they should be using that medium, too. That is why PressPad decided to go a step further and introduce in-app video support, including YouTube and Vimeo support.

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The Most Popular Digital Publishing And Mobile Marketing Articles Publishers Search For

Publishers read this digital publishing articles

Every week there is an analytics day for me in PressPad. I take time to understand Internet traffic generated by our content. To do this, various tools like Mixpanel and Google Analytics are used. In this article I will provide a list of the ten most popular articles published on our blog — based on unique users and average time spent on it — for your convenience.

How to Use Our Professional, Free Magazine Templates

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PressPad Web Store Increases Revenues for Digital Publishers

PressPad Web Store

There are many ways publishers can increase their revenues and selling through their website may just be one of the top ones. PressPad is happy to announce today the release of a new feature helping publishers do just that.

Our mission at PressPad is to help publishers make more money on their content. We believe in this so strongly that we tightened our revenues with publishers’ last year – if you don’t make money, neither do we.

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How a Digital Magazine Can Overcome the Seeming Obstacles of a PDF Format

Dynamic PDF for digital magazine

People read digital magazines. They like to have their favorite content available on mobile devices they have with them—wherever they go, and regardless of what they like. Welcome to the digital era of mobile devices. In this article I am going to present an easy method to achieve the finest reading experience right for your magazine’s PDF.

The origin of the PDF format dates back several years and its creators probably have never thought that it would become so popular. Some say that PDF format equals obstacles, and it sure does, but sometimes what seems to be an obstacle at first, is in fact a pure opportunity waiting to be explored.

In PressPad we use the PDF format as a medium for bringing magazines to mobile users’ hands, and it is all packed into a native mobile app. This way publishers can expand their readership to the mobile world and start selling subscriptions to the enormous base of Apple App Store and Google Play users.

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The Best Videos on Digital Publishing You Should See Despite Your Experience

Best Videos on Digital Publishing

Through this article you will have a chance to see fantastic videos that bring knowledge and inspiration for digital publishers at all levels of experience. No matter how advanced you are in the art of publishing digital magazines, I am sure that you will benefit from watching them.

Since we are on the wave of mobile revolution, all walks of life are mobile-affected and so does publishing. Digital magazines, especially the mobile ones help build identity and, just as blogs, they are gradually becoming a must-have online asset for successful companies. I am going to take you on a journey. From the idea of starting a magazine, through cover design, to behavioral habits of digital readers. Enjoy the ride!

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How To Hire a Freelance Writer – The Myths and Truths

How to hire a freelance writer

Finding a great writing staff can seem as elusive as the mythical Phoenix, but it doesn’t have to be. In this guest post Melissa of “This Freelancer Life” digital magazine provides a glimpse into the process of hiring the right people for your digital publishing venture.

There’s so many talented writers that share your vision and the direction that you want to go with your content, it’s just a matter of finding them and knowing what to look for to find a stellar one. The magic happens in a digital magazine when an amazing team meets a great idea. This article will focus on where to find writers for your digital magazine and what to look for in their application.

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