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Osprey Publishing’s new Digital Magazine

Osprey are one of British publishings steady success stories. They are a middle-sized publisher with a world-wide reputation for publishing illustrated military history books. Osprey has spread its wings and now does other things, but it is the military history books for which they are most famous. They also steadily win awards for innovation and digital publishing initiatives.

In the early days of the iOS app store, Exact Editions worked with Osprey to bring a handful of their titles to … Keep Reading

Network Subscriptions and Lufthansa

Daryl Rayner, founder and Managing Director of Exact Editions is convinced that network subscriptions are the real deal for magazine publishers. She has a vision in which major airlines, train companies, hotel chains, and global events (think Cannes Film Festival, Glastonbury and the Frankfurt motor show) all offer their customers collections of beautiful digital magazines, each collection being appropriate and pitched at their audience. At the moment the clearest example of institutions that manage to show collections or magazines/periodicals are … Keep Reading

Network Subscriptions to Digital Magazines

Exact Editions has a generic app, Exactly, for reading magazine subscriptions. The app is available both for iOS, for Android and for Amazon Kindle Fire and it will work with any subscriptions hosted by Exact Editions. Exactly has had several important uses for us and our customers. It is an app that we can use to provide confidential trials to publishers who may be planning to join the Exact Editions platform. It has also been useful for those small … Keep Reading

Searching Magazine Apps

Exact Editions apps are all searchable. Individual issues can be searched; years, decades and all the available archive can be searched from within the magazine app. We have recently introduced a new search engine and an improved interface for browsing magazine archives and selecting the focus for a search.

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Over-delivering the Archive

Publishers are having a problem with ebooks. The problem is that the new tablet readers are working and ebooks are selling, but there are worrying signs that prices are falling, competition is increasing, and there is a race to the bottom. Best-selling print books used to cost $24.99 $19.99 or $14.99. Now there is an increasing tendency for best sellers to be priced low, low, and lower.

It is partly because of Amazon and Apple’s success at … Keep Reading

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