Time to start your magazine design for tablets. I’m sure that Apple will insure that the iBookstore will have a proper selection of magazines. And iPad magazines will make reading a magazine the ultimate iPad reader experience! From $499!
This changes the media landscape for publishers. Forever.
Updated 4/4/2010 – the iPad magazines are here! Or, well, there… Let’s just say that there are so few iPad magazines that you might have a bit of a challenge finding iPad magazines on your new magical device. It’s a point I’ve pushed to the magazine publishing industry leaders. We must make progress this year to establish a shelf for iPad periodicals on the iBook shelf.
It seems logical to me that the iPad magazine store should be just as prominent as the iBook store. When you walk into a newsstand store in the airport, do you have any problem finding the magazines? What if the magazines were hidden, only to be found in the back corner of the store on the bottom of the “I visited NY” named keychain spinner?
Finding iPad Magazines
So here’s where you will find magazines right now on the iPad. Don’t go to the new iBook store to find your magazine apps (which seemed the logical place to start looking for the new iPad publications to me.) Go to the existing App Store. Next, tap the category News.
Once you enter the News category, you’ll see the available iPad formatted magazines. This appears to be the location of where iPad publications will be listed until we earn a seat on the top shelf of the iBook store.
The iPad publication name and detail page must also be properly formatted just as Outside has “- iPad Edition” added to their title.
Perhaps we form a movement to have an iPeriodicals store established. The only way we have a voice on this matter is to show that the industry will have a strong magazine app development culture for the next year. Let’s just do it!