Yet another women’s magazine is moving away from print. Condé Nast, the legacy publisher of glossy and aesthetically rich magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, announced on Tuesday that it was ending regular print publication of Glamour. Two moves foreshadowed the change. Last year, Condé Nast reduced Glamour’s frequency to 11 issues a year, from 12. And in January, the company installed a digital journalist, Samantha Barry, as the magazine’s new top editor. Although the number of Glamour’s paid subscribers has remained stable over the last three years, at around 2.2 million, Ms. Barry said it was time for the publication to break away from the printed page. “This is my plan, because it makes sense,” Ms. Barry, a former executive producer for social and emerging media at CNN Worldwide, said in an interview. “It’s where the audiences are, and it’s where our growth is. That monthly schedule, for a Glamour audience, doesn’t make sense anymore.” Click read more below for additional detail.
Comixology, Amazon’s digital comics marketplace, is launching Comixology Unlimited, a subscription service offering access to thousands of comics from independent publishers—there are no DC or Marvel titles–for $5.99 per month.
Comixology Unlimited starts today in the U.S., where it will be free for a month. The service will launch elsewhere in the world at a later date. The new service offers consumers unlimited access to thousands of graphic novels, manga and periodical comics from a broad range of independent publishers including IDW/Top Shelf, Image Comics, Kodansha Comics, Boom!, Fantagraphics, Dark Horse,and Archie. Hit series available through Comixology Unlimited include Saga, Walking Dead, Attack on Titan, Lumberjanes, The Incal, Adventure Time and many more.
Consumers can access the service’s content on any device, including reading on mobile phones by using Comixology’s guided view.