Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Apple Devices

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
The Old Man
Addict
The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.
 
The Old Man's Avatar
 
Posts: 394
Karma: 95637
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Device: iPad Air, PaperWhite 2, Samsung Tab 4
Wired Magazine - what a bummer!

Wired magazine is releasing an iPad app at $4.99 PER ISSUE!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100526/...tec_wired_ipad
Not only that, they admit in the article that they, "will be experimenting with prices as (they) continues to tweak the application once readers get their hands on it."

This is the same policy that Popular Science and Time Magazine are following, Five bucks an issue. What a rip-off. I hope NOBODY buys these individual magazine apps. Zinio offers the best deal on magazine subscriptions and a pretty nice app to view them.

Go to the Wired web site and you can get a subscription for 83 cents an issue plus a free baseball cap. But if you own an iPad you can pay 5 dollars an issue and partake in their experiment.
The Old Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
DixieGal
Hi There!
DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DixieGal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DixieGal's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,473
Karma: 2930523
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ft Lauderdale
Device: iPad
I noticed these high "per issue" prices and wondered who was being fooled by them.
DixieGal is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 05-26-2010, 11:13 AM   #3
The Old Man
Addict
The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.
 
The Old Man's Avatar
 
Posts: 394
Karma: 95637
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Device: iPad Air, PaperWhite 2, Samsung Tab 4
Just to add this - Using Calibre you can download the current Wired issue, convert to an ePub, load it into iBooks and read all 285 pages with pictures and links nicely formatted and it cost you nothing but 5 minutes of your time.
Thanks, again, Kovid!
The Old Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:18 AM   #4
athlonkmf
Guru
athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.athlonkmf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 714
Karma: 1014039
Join Date: May 2007
Device: Sony PRS-500, Sony PRS-505, Kindle 3, Sony PRS350, iPad 64GB
I also will not buy the wired app. Instead bought bunch of Zinio subscriptions. Just wished zinio could show their sales number since the ipad launch.


Quote:
Originally Posted by The Old Man View Post
Just to add this - Using Calibre you can download the current Wired issue, convert to an ePub, load it into iBooks and read all 285 pages with pictures and links nicely formatted and it cost you nothing but 5 minutes of your time.
Thanks, again, Kovid!
Where can you download the wired issue?
athlonkmf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:23 AM   #5
Tamara
Evangelist
Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.Tamara once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.
 
Posts: 446
Karma: 1812
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: iPhone
It doesn't seem any different than the pricing if you were to grab it off a magazine rack at the airport or mall.
Tamara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:32 AM   #6
murraypaul
Interested Bystander
murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,224
Karma: 10210627
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: Sony PRS505, Nook Color(CM7), iPad3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
It doesn't seem any different than the pricing if you were to grab it off a magazine rack at the airport or mall.
Exactly.
Yet Wired haven't had to spend the money to print, or distribute it.
murraypaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:43 AM   #7
The Old Man
Addict
The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.The Old Man knows how to set a laser printer to stun.
 
The Old Man's Avatar
 
Posts: 394
Karma: 95637
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Device: iPad Air, PaperWhite 2, Samsung Tab 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by athlonkmf View Post
Where can you download the wired issue?
Download the issue using the free program Calibre.

The "Fetch News" icon, then "English" with the 234 options listed alphabetically.
The Old Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 12:09 PM   #8
Maggie Leung
Wizard
Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.Maggie Leung beat Jules Verne's record by 5 days.
 
Posts: 1,449
Karma: 58383
Join Date: Jul 2009
Device: Kindle, iPad
I subscribe to Wired in print. Not planning to consider online versions till my nieces and nephews outgrow school-age fundraising sales of magazines, gift wrap, cookies and such. By then, I hope, Wired will have worked out its digital pricing, lol.
Maggie Leung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 02:09 PM   #9
kjk
.
kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,408
Karma: 5647231
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: never enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by murraypaul View Post
Exactly.
Yet Wired haven't had to spend the money to print, or distribute it.
Well...except for that juicy 30% cut they have to give Apple for every issue sold.

I bought it (in the interest of research ) It is well done, but pretty gigantic (500M). Probably not something I'd get on a monthly basis unless, as Old Man notes, they gave out great subscriptions and free Tshirts and caps

Interesting note though: Adobe is posting about how they helped create the app:

http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublis...e_on_ipad.html
kjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 02:26 PM   #10
dmaul1114
Wizard
dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,300
Karma: 1121709
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Amazon Kindle 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
It doesn't seem any different than the pricing if you were to grab it off a magazine rack at the airport or mall.
But quite a bit higher per issue than being able to subscribe for $20 a year or whatever. And there are often deals for magazine subscriptions for $5-10 a year on Amazon and numerous other places.

Add in that if it's just the physical magazine in a non-reflowed PDF format etc. it will be like the Zinio app magazines and not display well on the iPad's 9.7" screen and require a lot of zooming and scrolling to read comfortably.
dmaul1114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 02:40 PM   #11
kjk
.
kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,408
Karma: 5647231
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: never enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmaul1114 View Post

Add in that if it's just the physical magazine in a non-reflowed PDF format etc. it will be like the Zinio app magazines and not display well on the iPad's 9.7" screen and require a lot of zooming and scrolling to read comfortably.
It seems to be designed exactly for the iPad screen-some odd navigational choices though, sometimes you scroll left, sometimes you scroll down. Sometimes there are visual cues (one motif seems to be a light blue graphic element that trails downwards off the screen to indicate more content below), but it doesn't seem consistent.

edit: Ok, on closer observation, there are a variety of little graphic "cues" to indicate scroll down vs. across.
kjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 02:45 PM   #12
dmaul1114
Wizard
dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmaul1114 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,300
Karma: 1121709
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Amazon Kindle 1
Good to hear. I was very annoyed with the Zinio app that all the samples were just the actual magazine pages which obviously didn't fit the small screen.

They just need to offer a subscription for the same or less than the print subscription price they offer.

Just like e-books, I'd never pay more for a digital magazine than I could for the print version. If any thing they should be less since they don't have to print and mail them.
dmaul1114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 03:54 PM   #13
petermillard
Evangelist
petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.petermillard ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
petermillard's Avatar
 
Posts: 496
Karma: 2384998
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London, UK
Device: iPad, iPhone, K3 & Amazon - between them they cover my needs.
Any idea if they're planning on localised editions of the iPad edition? I pick up the US print edition here in the UK a couple of times a year, last time I think I paid £4.50 (~$6.50) for it <shrug>. Do they offer subscriptions to the iPad edition?

Pete
petermillard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #14
kjk
.
kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kjk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,408
Karma: 5647231
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: never enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by petermillard View Post
Any idea if they're planning on localised editions of the iPad edition? I pick up the US print edition here in the UK a couple of times a year, last time I think I paid £4.50 (~$6.50) for it <shrug>.
Pete
You know, this is really such a missed opportunity-not just for magazines and books, but TV and movies as well. I know a lot of people outside the US would love, and be willing to pay, for content they otherwise would have to import in, or were unable to get access to otherwise...and vice-versa. Digital has such potential to break down distribution walls and limitations.
kjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 04:31 PM   #15
Fotoman
Groupie
Fotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it isFotoman knows what time it is
 
Posts: 157
Karma: 2160
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Device: iPad 64GB wifi (Sony 505 RIP)
I'm willing to cut them some slack for now... just not to the point of actually buying it.

It's early days for the iPad still and a lot of publishers are scrambling to come up with "enhanced" editions, appropriate pricing, etc. It's dissapointing that Wired is trying to match their printed price but eventually, the market will determine this.

They'll have to figure out if it's advantageous for them to go for high volume with something like a 99¢ price and potentially attract new readers who may just also visit their website increasing revenues through more traffic there...this seems like the way they should go to me but what the heck do I know?

It's painful watching print media trying to figure out this transition.
Fotoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Excellent read on Wired.com Zipr Reading Recommendations 0 03-24-2010 05:47 PM
Magazine FREEBIES - HUB magazine: Weekly Tales of SF Dr. Drib Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 3 11-07-2009 01:07 PM
The Future of Reading-June 2009 Wired Magazine by Clive Thompson tracyeo News 0 06-09-2009 10:55 PM
WIRED magazine e-Ink Cover Hack? andyafro News 2 08-01-2008 02:11 PM
Can´t connect to wired network Eingang iRex 1 06-29-2008 09:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:20 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.