MacNN | Rolling Stone joins magazines on Newsstand
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Rolling Stone joins magazines on Newsstand
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 3:07pm

Publisher Wenner Media has brought music and pop cultural magazine Rolling Stone to the Newsstand section at the App Store. The app is iPad-only, and comes with a one-month trial subscription. After that a single issue is $5, a monthly subscription is $2, and an annual subscription is $20; the latter two options renew automatically. Unlike some magazines, there is no way to subscribe to the Rolling Stone app for free if a person already has a print subscription.



Getting Rolling Stone is a minor coup for Apple, which has encountered resistance from publications unwilling to deal with the potential loss of revenue and demographic data involved with the App Store. In May 2011, Jann Wenner called publisher adoption of the iPad "premature," motivated by "sheer insanity and insecurity and fear." Wenner Media now says it has been making a "planned progression" since May 2010, when it launched a Beatles app. Rolling Stone Music News and Us Weekly have since debuted at the App Store, and "digital replica" versions of Rolling Stone have appeared on Zinio, the Nook, and the Kindle Fire. One way Wenner may be compensating for lost revenue is the iPad app's iTunes affiliate links. Where appropriate, music articles in the magazine contain links to sound samples, and the option to buy songs and albums, from which Wenner should receive a small kickback.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Hands On: Toca Builders v1.0.3 (iOS) - 8:40 AM EST
  • Pointers: Better Links in Mail (OS X) - 8:37 AM EST
  • Sony launches Spotify-powered PlayStation Music in 41 countries - 6:43 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Briefly: Nest UK daylight savings glitch, Chrome OS beta update - 8:28 AM EST
  • Microsoft bringing Windows 10 technical preview to more Lumia phones - 11:50 AM EST
  • Briefly: Licensed Uber service in Germany, PlayStation TV price cut - 8:56 AM EST
  • Blackberry posts $28 million quarterly profit, falling revenue - 11:57 AM EST
  • LG Watch Urbane LTE shipping in South Korea this week for $590 - 5:12 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.