News on the Move

I spoke at the Press Gazette's 'News on the Move' event today (I'm the first speaker in the video). Lots of good speakers and panels throughout the event. Main topic was magazines and digital publishing (Link)

Tablets and magazines

Hearst US tablet mag sales, given at a conference I moderated today:

  • 35% iPad
  • 30% Nook
  • 20% Zinio (mainly iPad)
  • 15% Fire.

They’re selling 600k copies a month. Of course, this is not a totally representative sample: the small devices in particular weight to mid-market women’s titles.

Still, Hearst USA is selling as many digital magazines on Nook + Fire as on iPad. Fascinating, and big implications for the viability of the 7 inch tablet market