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Apple vs Magazine Publishers on iPad- the battle

09/18/2011

By forcing magazine publishers to use the iPad like a newsstand rather than a subscription vehicle Apple forces publishers to charge high prices per copy. This is good for Apple but not so good for publishers. Below is a link to an interesting NY Times piece looking at this issue.

From the NY TIMES – Apple may offer new opportunities with its devices, but it exacts a heavy toll. Magazine publishers argue in particular that limiting magazine sales on the iPad to single issues (except in a handful of cases) has hamstrung publishers from fully capitalizing on a new and lucrative business model.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/business/media/17apple.html

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