Many Magazines, One Tablet App


Meet Next Issue Media: a newsstand tablet app that will allow you to read multiple magazines from a five major publishers all in one place.

The app will start out with 32 titles–including big names like the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Time, Elle, Wired, and Fortune, but hopes to gain more. An unlimited subscription of all monthly magazines costs $10, and a subscription including weeklies costs $15. The app is only available for Android tablets for now,  but Next Issue is working on a version for the iPad.  Next Issue is still figuring out how exactly revenue, circulation or advertising will work. But the “experiment” might be much needed for magazine publishers, whose digital circulations are increasing at nominal rates.

Laura Yan is a writer of many things, a lover of fountain pens and lipstick, and living in Brooklyn. She tweets. More from this author →