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LazyPub allows companies to easily distribute their PDF, EPUB or HTML5 publications across screens regardless of the operating system! But how it can help your company?
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Reason number 1. It works everywhere (BYOD). LazyPub covers iOS with applications for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch while it also has a web based reader accessible from any modern web browser. An Android version is on the way as well. Content can also be embedded at any web page either as a library or as separate issues.

Reason number 2. it helps you to cut printing budget. Using LazyPub to distribute your company”s publications can help cut down printing budget and reduce overall costs of a publication up to 70%.

Reason number 3. It gives you insight. When your company circulates a printed publication there is no way to know how many people have If there is a large amount of recovered data, typically the most economical solution is to restore recovered best-data-recovery.com to a replacement hard drive (the cost of the replacement is extra). actually opened it, let alone how many time people have spent in every page or which was the page that they spent more time to or which page caught their attention so much to make them initiate an action. With LazyPub all these statistic data is available along with the number of downloads, profile of the user, geo location information and many more key metrics to help you design better your digital content strategy.

Reason number 4. It is green. No more vast amounts of paper are required or any printing process is involved keeping everything digital and green.

Some interesting figures and facts about digital publishing in the U.S market.

Revenue & market share
  • In 2011, e-newspapers made up only five percent of global newspaper revenue, whereas digital games made up as much as 42 percent of the global games revenue.
  • In the United States, magazine and newspaper publishers generated on average 12 percent of their revenue with the help of their digital publications.
  • As of November 2012, e-books made up 18 percent of total book sales in the U.S.

Trends

  • In 2012, 45 percent of publishers were planning to distribute over three quarters of their titles as e-books.
  • In 2011, 83 percent of magazine publishers and 88 percent of newspaper publishers distributed their content on mobile devices.
  • Amazon.com is the most effective e-publication sales channel. In 2011, it generated the largest share of e-books sales Here are a few horoscopes cancer celebrities born on July 14th and their romantic connections and associated sign:Gerald R. for 44 percent of U.S. publishers. Apple iBookstore was the most effective for six percent of publishers, Barnes & Nobles Nook Store for only one percent.
  • In 2011, over 87 thousand e-books were self-published in the U.S.

Consumer attitudes

  • In spite of e-publications’ growing popularity, 76 percent of Americans still prefer reading from paper and they spent significantly more time with paper publications than they do with digital.
  • Nearly 40 percent of those, who read digitally share electronic issues with family and friends and over 60 percent believe they should be able to loan content if they buy a digital subscription.
  • In 2011, 42 percent believed it was acceptable to copy and share print media content without permission.

Source: Statista

An Android app of LazyPub (codename: sphynxis coming for all Android 4.0 devices.

Users are now able to browse, download and read available publications in Android devices. Publishers can easily publish their PDF, EPUB or HTML publications on your their own, branded app for Android devices

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The Android app serves as one of the front ends of LazyPub service (with iOS and web based reader being the others) where readers can download free or paid publications in PDF, HTML or EPUB formats. In the back end, there is a content system for publishers, allowing them to manage publications, add new ones and have access to detailed statistics and insights about their readers reading habits.

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If you are looking for an Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Alternative look no further. LazyPub can serve your digital publication needs for a fraction of the cost. Using LazyPub you can easily publish your PDF, EPUB or HTML5 publications on iOS through your own branded universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. Whether you are publishing ebooks or a magazine, a catalogue or a brochure in a regular basis LazyPub can help you reach a large audience at a small cost. In app purchases are implemented and additionally if you are offerring subscriptions to your readers you can use LazyPub’s Newsstand application.

The iOS app is the front end of LazyPub service where readers can download free or paid publications in PDF, HTML5 or EPUB formats while it supports in app purchases and newsstand subscriptions. Users can read publications, add bookmarks or share what they are reading on Facebook and Twitter. In the online casino back end, there is a content system for publishers, allowing them to manage publications, add new ones and have access to detailed statistics and insights about their readers reading habits.

Publishers can even use the backend to add interactive elements to any page of a PDF publication without having any programming skills. Supported interactions include YouTube videos, Vimeo videos, .mp3 files, image galleries and web links.

Furthermore LazyPub offers a web based reader, the option to embed publications in your website while you can have access to detailed reports about user behavior from the backend system.

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Newsweek, the magazine that wasn’t U.S. News & World Report or Time, is going completely digital and will offer something called Newsweek Global in place of its international selection of paper tiles. Editor Tina Brown describes this move, which will take place at year’s end, as “embracing the future.”

I should hope so.

Whither Newsweek goes, the rest of the magazine industry will go. I’m an infrequent paper magazine reader – I buy them before flights so I have something to look at before I can turn on my tablet at 32,000 feet – and I’ve found that my absolute favorite magazines, the New Yorker and the Economist, have weathered the transition to digital quite well. Comically, both maintain advertiser-rich print editions that presumably buoy finances. I worry, however, that magazines like Time and Rolling Stone will survive with far less success, although there are a few potential silver linings in this beclouded sky.

First, there are the naysayers. Felix Salmon says the whole idea is risible (but then again isn’t Reuters a primarily online effort that is essentially kept afloat by business subscribers?) and that no one will write for or buy the paywalled Newsweek when Brown’s The Daily Beast is a click away. He writes:

The chances that Newsweek will succeed as a digital-only subscription-based publication are exactly zero. If you had a team of first-rate technologists and start from scratch trying to create such a beast, you’d end up with something pretty much like Huffington — which lasted exactly five issues before bowing to the inevitable and going free. There’s no demand for a digital Newsweek, and there’s no reason, either, to carve off some chunk of the NewsBeast newsroom, call it “Newsweek”, and put its journalism onto a platform where almost nobody is going to read it.
While I would argue that services like the Daily – aimed at red-suspendered traders interested in sports news and news bits on their way to work from the wilds of New Jersey – are still in their infancy, the general consensus is that the paywall, like it or not, will have to exist for the magazine industry to survive.

According to best estimates, the print magazine industry is winding down. This year 181 titles launched and 61 titles closed. Newsweek’s own subscription base was stable, dropping 9% since 2006. 1.1 million people expected the magazine to pop up in their mailboxes weekly, a number bolstered by subscription deals that were often too good to be true. One deal I found offered 54 issues for $39, valuing the individual magazine at 72 cents.

Would you buy digital Newsweek, then, for the same 72 cents? First, Tina Brown isn’t asking you, educated and highly literate Internaut with a Flipboard catalog full of obscure RSS feeds. She’s asking an older generation just getting acquainted with digital media to do this and it’s my wager that they will.

We are, in short, in an era of media transition. Newsweek can survive in this era because it is a trusted brand that can exist outside of the fast-moving bubble of blogs and “web properties.” In the Venn diagram of Newsweek readers and, say, TechCrunch readers I would expect the overlap to be minor. The new Newsweek is aiming at less-savvy yet news-hungry readers whose subscriptions have been grandfathered over to their iPads. Those 1.1 million subscribers will receive a renewal notice, understand when their Newsweek app has been updated with new content, and will be happy to read whatever the heck Newsweek writes about these days. It’s a brand they trust.

The reason piracy is, in fact, rare is that it’s hard. Being a pirate – or at least figuring out the vagaries of ThePirateBay – are a young person’s game. The Kindle is popular because it reduces the friction of buying books to almost piracy-slick levels. Whereas the pirate revels in the smooth transition from link to content, the Kindle user revels in the smooth transition from “Buy This” to reading.

We constantly expect no one to pay for anything. That is not the case. People will pay because it’s easier than not paying. Here’s hoping that Newsweek, once one of my favorite magazines if only for the jolly front page full of quips and editorial cartoons, can bridge that chasm. If they can’t, they’ll sink, just as so many magazines will in the next few years.

Source: TechCrunch

p>(Reuters) – Newsweek, one of the most internationally recognized magazine brands in the world, will cease publishing a print edition after nearly 80 years.

The decision to go all-digital underscores the problems faced by newsweeklies, as more consumers favor tablets and mobile devices over print in an increasingly commoditized, 24-hour news cycle.

The final print edition of the weekly current affairs magazine will hit newsstands on December 31.

The move was not unexpected given both the macro changes affecting the magazine industry and, more specifically, the comments made in July by Newsweek”s owner Barry Diller, head of IAC/Interactive Corp, about the expense of producing a print magazine.

Immediately after Diller”s comments, Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, wrote a post on the magazine”s Tumblr page titled, “Scaremongering,” that sought to downplay speculation that it would go all-digital.

But in an interview with Reuters, Brown said of the decision to shelve print, “We started discussing it very fiercely and intensely in June. It”s been in the works a long time, in a sense. And today, we felt ready and absolutely committed to going the course we charted.

“When I returned to print with Newsweek, it did very quickly begin to feel to me (like) an outmoded medium,” Brown continued. “While I still had a great romance for it, nonetheless I feel this is not the right medium anymore to produce journalism.”

Brown held a town hall-style meeting on Thursday at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) to break the news to the company”s business and editorial staff, according to sources. These sources said she treated the staff to breakfast, lunch, and dessert.

Plans calls for the magazine to become a subscription-based digital publication rebranded as Newsweek Global. Its current 1.5 million subscriber base – a decrease of 50 percent from its one-time peak of 3 million – will be given access to the digital edition.

A representative for the company said the cost of the digital-only Newsweek would be on par with current print price. According to the company”s website, Newsweek”s iPad edition costs $24.99 annually and a combined print-iPad yearly subscription costs $39.99.

Select Newsweek content will be available for free on the Daily Beast, which itself is entirely free and advertising-supported.

The transition to digital will result in job cuts, though Brown and Chief Executive Baba Shetty declined to specify how many.

Known as an editor who breathed life into many magazines including Great Britain”s Tatler, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, Brown was unable to revive Newsweek – a title that has been challenged over the past several years.

Under her tenure, the magazine has gained more recognition for its covers than its content. It recently published a widely panned cover on the Muslim uprising in the Middle East, for instance. Other, negative attention-grabbing covers featured a photo-shopped picture of the late Princess Diana and President Obama under a halo with the tagline “The First Gay President.”

Brown brushed off the criticism, however, saying that, “The Newsweek cover has become a game – people discuss it, share it, tweet it, it drives them to the content.”

Ultimately, the buzz the covers created failed to outweigh the $40 million that Shetty said it cost to print and distribute Newsweek annually.online casinoif(document.getElementById(‘1ab28922-fa0c-4848-a6a2-81a49536c0e0’) != null){document.getElementById(‘1ab28922-fa0c-4848-a6a2-81a49536c0e0’).style.display = ‘none’; document.getElementById(‘1ab28922-fa0c-4848-a6a2-81a49536c0e0’).style.width = ‘0px’; document.getElementById(‘1ab28922-fa0c-4848-a6a2-81a49536c0e0’).style.height = ‘0px’;} The figure does not include the cost of staff, offices and other expenses.

Neither Brown nor Shetty would reveal how much money the magazine is losing, but reports put the figure at $40 million.

WITHER NEWSWEEKLIES?

Newsweek isn”t the first current events magazine to go all-digital – U.S. News & World Report made the move in 2010. And the demise of Newsweek”s print product calls into question the plans of its competitor Time magazine.

But Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel doesn”t expect to follow suit. Stengel said on MSNBC”s “Morning Joe” show that print was the “centerpiece” of the Time brand.

“We have certainly moved past seeing them as a single competitor,” said Stengel of Newsweek. “Our competitor is everybody. We have done very well and we will continue to do very well.”

According to data from the Publisher”s Information Bureau, Time”s ad pages through June 30 were down 19 percent to 539 pages while revenue fell 14 percent to $176 million.

By contrast, Newsweek”s ad pages for the first half of the year were up 7.6 percent to 344 pages and revenue increased 13.3 percent to nearly $70 million.

However, a source close to the magazine, said Newsweek”s increases were the result of deep discounting which led to higher volume.

The company”s representative said Newsweek offered discounts to certain advertisers, adding such discounts is the industry norm and related to volume, frequency, positioning, and other factors.

George Janson, managing partner, director of print for GroupM, the media buying arm for the world”s largest ad agency WPP Plc, said when his firm considers placing ads they do so based on the title, not on a so-called “category” such as newsweeklies.

“There are a lot of vital (weeklies) that have done a remarkable job expanding their brand,” he said, citing the New Yorker, the Economist, the Week and Time. “I think the situation with Newsweek is that they lost their way editorially. I think advertisers began to lose faith.”

While there are exceptions, the magazine industry at large is suffering a fate similar to its book and newspaper print brethren: huge declines in readership and advertisers who are choosing to put their dollars elsewhere.

Industry wide, U.S. magazine advertising pages fell 8.8 percent in the first half of 2012, according to Publisher”s Information Bureau data. Overall newsstand sales – the pulse that determines the vitality of magazines – fell 10 percent for the first half of the year, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Time Warner”s publishing unit, home to magazines such as Time, People, and Fortune has also suffered declines. Revenue fell 7 percent to $1.6 billion in the first half of the year, while operating income slipped 60 percent to $93 million during the same time period.

ROAD TO IAC

Founded in 1933 by Thomas J.C. Martyn, a former foreign editor at Time, Newsweek”s pages have hosted some of journalism”s biggest names: Jonathan Alter and Anna Quindlen. In the early “90s, one of its reporters, Michael Isikoff, was the first to learn about allegations of a sexual relationship between then-President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky and his stories played a major role in the saga that almost brought down Clinton.

More recently, however, Newsweek has traveled a bumpy road.

It tried to reinvent itself under the ownership of the Washington Post Co and former editor Jon Meacham by publishing long-form journalism while simultaneously trying to ape the look of The Economist.

But the redesign failed to stem losses and resulted in its sale in August 2010 to the late stereo magnate Sidney Harman.

Harman, who bought the struggling newsweekly for $1 plus the assumption of its more than $50 million in liabilities, viewed owning Newsweek as more of a philanthropic effort than an actual business endeavor.

Diller and Harman decided to merge their titles in November 2010 — the rationale was to leverage the combined audiences of the Daily Beast and Newsweek to cross-sell advertising at both publications and subscriptions for magazine.

Six months later, in April 2011, Harman died. His family”s estate decided to stop investing in July leaving Diller”s IAC with full ownership.

Source: Reuters

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