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Time Inc Will Launch Entire 21 Title Magazine Portfolio on Tablets This Year

More magazines on tablets!  Hooray for Time Inc.  By the end of this year, they plan to unleash their entire 21 title portfolio of magazines onto your Android tablet.  As the first U.S. magazine publisher to make such a move, you can expect see titles like People, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly.  With print seemingly dying down these days, this move makes sense, especially with tablet sales only increasing.

If you wish to subscribe to any of their publications, you will have a number of choices:  digital only, print and digital, or the ability to purchase single editions.  

Time Inc. to Launch Tablet Editions for Its Entire U.S. Portfolio of 21 Titles by Year End

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of Time Inc.’s industry-leading effort to deliver its iconic brands everywhere consumers want them, the company today announced that all 21 of its U.S. titles will be available as tablet editions by the end of 2011. Time Inc. will be the first major U.S. magazine publisher to make all of its titles available on all leading tablet platforms, with products designed specifically for this medium.

“Having our entire portfolio available on tablets will create a significant new digital reach for our advertisers.”
Brands including INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY will now join PEOPLE, TIME, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and FORTUNE with digital tablet versions. To date, Time Inc.’s digital magazine and other content apps have been downloaded more than 11 million times. Hundreds of thousands of current print subscribers have upgraded their subscriptions to include the tablet editions at no extra cost, with thousands more being added each week. Time Inc. has also sold more than 600,000 digital single copies of those four titles.

“Now is the time for us to make this bold commitment. In the coming year, there will clearly be many more consumers using tablets, accelerating demand for content and driving advertiser interest. We are putting ourselves in a great position to take advantage of these opportunities,” said Maurice Edelson, EVP and a member of Time Inc.’s interim management committee. “Having our entire portfolio available on tablets will create a significant new digital reach for our advertisers.”

Today, the company also announced an agreement with Barnes & Noble to sell digital subscriptions and single-copy issues of FORTUNE, PEOPLE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and TIME on the NOOK Color starting later this month, with the rest of the portfolio to follow by year-end. The Barnes & Noble agreement adds the NOOK Color to a growing list of platforms where Time Inc. distributes its digital titles, including Apple iPad, Android Marketplace, HP TouchPad and Next Issue Media’s store.

Time Inc. offers consumers an All Access approach that includes print and digital subscriptions, as well as digital-only subscriptions and the ability to purchase single copies. Additionally, each of Time Inc.’s 28 million print subscribers will have the option to upgrade their subscription to include the digital edition at no additional cost. The digital editions will be presented using reader software that is native to each platform.

Print ads will be incorporated into the tablet editions. The company plans to report digital sales and subscriber information to ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations) beginning in January 2012. Time Inc. research shows consumers place a high value on digital editions that include ads.

About Time Inc.

Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, is one of the largest branded media companies in the world. The company’s magazines reach more than 110 million Americans each month, and its websites attract nearly 50 million unique visitors each month. With influential brands such as TIME, PEOPLE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, and REAL SIMPLE, Time Inc. is home to celebrated events and franchises including the FORTUNE 500, TIME 100, PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S Sportsman of the Year.

  • http://twitter.com/Chanceman512 Keith

    Thriller!!! Aowe!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ASRHHNMT3XC2SDSJ4TPQW7JPDA James Joyce

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad 2 (64 GB) and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

    • Jason

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  • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

    TL;DR

    How do I subscribe?

  • Gee

    Really!? i didn’t know time did pedophiles weekly too…

    • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

      Troll is trolling. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    That MJ cover is awesome.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know that I want to read my issue of Juggs™, on a Pentile screen…

  • Anonymous

    MJ forever! :)

  • Anonymous

    When that picture first popped up I thought it was the Joker from Batman…. oops.

  • Anonymous

    … on zinio too?