Condé Nast recently revealed it was going to be the first major publisher to have multiple titles available on an annual subscription basis on Apple’s iPad. The New Yorker, which went live May 9th, was the first available publication. Seven more titles will go live by the end of May. Condé Nast is a worldwide magazine publishing company. Its main offices are located in New York, Chicago, Miami, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo, London, Paris and Moscow. Condé Nast is run by S.I. Newhouse Jr, and is a division of Advance Publications, who have owned the company since 1959.
Until this point in time, only single-copy issues of The New Yorker, Wired, Glamour and GQ, among other Condé publications were available via the iPad. Consumers were having to pay much more for the publications this way. Now, with the availability of yearly subscriptions, consumers can save money.
The additional 7 titles set for release by the end of May are Wired, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest, Allure, Self, and GQ. Each subscription will be priced at $1.99 per month, or $19.99 per year. The New Yorker will charge $5.99 per month for four issues or $59.99 per year for an annual subscription available via the iPad only. The Hearst Corporation, based out of New York, said it was going to put three of its magazines, Esquire, O, The Oprah Magazine and Popular Mechanics on Apple’s iPad with a monthly subscription fee of $1.99 and an annual subscription to a digital-only edition of $19.99 per year, but it will not start until the July issues, which go live in June.