THE MONEY SHOTThe Money Shot: Holiday Tablet Surge Brings Gift to Magazines
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By all preliminary measures, tablets were among the most popular gifts of the holiday season, with more 17 million activations measured by one metrics firm on Christmas Day alone. We already get word from some publishers that the expansion in the tablet base had a noticeable effect on app revenues. Hearst Magazines executives tells min it had “an overall lift in sales across all platforms” in recent weeks. Time Inc. boasts triple digit gains, claiming a 114% increase in digital subscriptions during the holiday week.
With that expansion of the tablet field in mind, we took a snapshot on the morning of Jan. 7 of the major digital magazine newsstands ( iTunes, Google Play, Kindle and Nook) to see which titles occupied the bestseller list on each.
The relative demographics and character of the various Newsstands continues to shine through despite any broadening of the user base. Google Play remains decidedly, overwhelmingly male-oriented, while Barnes & Noble 's Nook platform is as decidedly female. The Kindle platform, which embraces not only the newer color HD models but also the legacy and new e-ink readers, is the only platform where news and opinion magazines have a strong presence and where a richer gender mix approaches that of the iTunes Newsstand.
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