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U.S. News Shifts Focus to Digital

U.S. News & World Report is pulling the plug on its regular print edition. From the Washington Post: The financially struggling magazine, which cut back to biweekly publication earlier this year, now plans to reinvent itself on the Web. While it will publish one print edition each month, according to staffers briefed on the decision, these will be entirely…

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Newsweek Repackaging Candidate Coverage for Kindle Bios

Newsweek will aggregate its coverage of John McCain, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and Joe Biden into four Kindle-only biographies. From Amazon's Kindle Blog: The book-length biographies contain archived reporting and commentary from Newsweek's coverage of the candidates from the magazine's award-winning political correspondents. Each biography takes readers through the lives of the candidates, from their personal beginnings to their…

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When it Comes to Search, How Low Can You Go?

Discussing futurist Paul Saffo's observation on search.

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MyGazines Settles With Magazine Publishers

Mygazines, a Napster-esque magazine service, has reached a settlement with a host of magazine publishers. From Folio: … according to a source with knowledge of the terms, confirmed later by additional court documents, Mygazines has agreed to remove all of the publishers' copyrighted content, review and screen uploads for any content not authorized by the publishers and open a…

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News Roundup: Customizable Magazine Service Launches, French E-Reader Includes Subscriptions, Library Tags Online-Offline Recommendations

Maghound Customizable Magazine Service Launches Maghound, a customizable magazine service from Time Inc., is now available. From Folio: The membership pricing is tiered– three titles for $4.95 a month, five titles for $7.95, seven titles for $9.95, and $1 per title for eight titles or more. Memberships can be entirely managed online, as well as by email and phone,…

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Guccione: Print Downturn Traces Back to Pre-Internet Era

Bob Guccione Jr. says the decline in print readership started long before the Internet arrived. From The Huffington Post: I know the conventional wisdom: that readership is being lost to the speed and efficiency of the Web. But I think the decline of traditional publishing, especially magazines, is more deeply rooted in an arrogance and laziness that goes back 30-plus…

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Maghound Customizable Magazine Service Launches

Maghound, a customizable magazine service from Time Inc., is now available. From Folio: The membership pricing is tiered– three titles for $4.95 a month, five titles for $7.95, seven titles for $9.95, and $1 per title for eight titles or more. Memberships can be entirely managed online, as well as by email and phone, from changing magazine title selections…

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What Does Esquire's E Ink Cover Mean for Print Publishing?

My take: Print's future hinges on content, not technology. What do you think?

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Sports Illustrated Offers Ad Space through Web Bids

Sports Illustrated is using a Web-based bidding system to sell advertising across its online and offline properties. From Advertising Age Executives at the Time Inc. title, the first one to try an online auction, said the move was partly to recruit those advertisers that aren't in close touch with the sales force anyway. "There are many advertisers out there that…

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Ad Downturn Forces Fashion Mags to Drop Pages

The shaky economy is hitting the normally strong fashion magazine industry. From the Wall Street Journal: As September issues begin hitting the newsstands, two-thirds of the 16 top fashion and beauty magazines by number of ad pages are smaller than a year ago. W magazine, also published by Condé Nast Publications, a unit of Advance Publications, has 18% fewer…

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