GoodeReader spoke last month with Next Issue Media, a group formed by some of the magazine industry’s major companies–Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc. The group’s goal was to ensure that as much of their vibrant content as possible was available for the growing numbers of consumers who were using their tablets for personal reading.
“Our goal is to provide customers with the best digital reading experience, and offering unlimited access to the world’s greatest magazines at a flat monthly price comparable to popular music and video services is central to that,” said Morgan Guenther, CEO of Next Issue Media, in a press release. “By doubling the number of our world class titles, we are giving our subscribers and their families a way to read more of their favorites while discovering great new content from leading brands that they haven’t sampled before.”
Next Issue has now grown its title offerings to seventy-two, more than double its original launch amount in just the two months it has been available. New titles being added to the Next Issue unlimited catalogs include: Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Details, Eating Well, Elle Décor, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Family Circle, Family Fun, Food Network Magazine, Golf World, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Ladies’ Home Journal, Living the Country Life, Marie Claire, Midwest Living, More, O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Road & Track, Seventeen, Successful Farming, Teen Vogue, Town & Country, Traditional Home, Veranda, W, Woman’s Day and Wood.
Next Issue operates under a Netflix-like model of subscriber access. With Unlimited Basic, which includes access to all monthly and bi-weekly titles, continues to be offered for just $9.99 per month. Unlimited Premium, offering access to all 72 titles in the catalog including the weekly titles, remains priced at $14.99 per month.