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Haymarket brings Stuff and FourFourTwo mags to Poland

Britain’s enthusiast magazine publisher Haymarket has agreed to licence its gadget title Stuff to the Ginza Media Group of Poland as of September 9, 2010. The cover price is set at 9,90 PLN (or about €2,50) and the print run is 50 000.

Stuff magazine is the UK’s cutting-edge guide to gadgets, gear and technology and is Earth’s most renowned gadget compendium.  Inspirational, witty and friendly, it has become the best-selling gadget magazine in the world. There are 22 international editions, all rammed to the virtual rafters with the world’s coolest kit.  Stuff also has: a new multimedia website, Stuff.tv ; a brand new mobile site, Stuff.tv/mobile ; an annual exhibition; and two of the Britain’s most successful podcasts.  Stuff’s editors travel the world to experience first-hand the very latest in entertainment technology and culture to ensure that all its features are at the cutting edge of the gadgets world.

Meanwhile, Haymarket also reached a licence agreement with Ginza for  its football (soccer) mag FourFourTwo to be published in Poland from September 15 on. The cover price will be 4,90 PLN (€1,30) and the print run is 30 000.

FourFourTwo stands for the very highest quality, unparalleled football knowledge and genuine authority – all delivered with passion, humour and flair. No other media channel gets deeper under the skin of football than FourFourTwo . Global superstars line up to be interviewed, lower-league clubs allow access all areas as we uncover the untold secrets of the game and award-winning investigative reporters dig out crucial stories that take us into the dark heart of football.


Elle US to launch customizable app in October

As Mediaweek reported recently, Hachette Filipacchi Media’s Elle won’t be the first of the big fashion monthlies to come out with its own app for the iPad when it launches with its October issue in mid-September (Condé Nast’s Glamour beat it by a month, having launched with its September issue). But given the slim fashion/beauty pickings in the App Store, it stands a good chance of getting a warm welcome from the fashion set.

Like other magazine apps, Elle’s contains the full contents of the magazine as well as extras like behind the scenes interviews, e-commerce links, photos and video from photo shoots and a video version of Robbie Myers’ editor’s letter. But the app’s signature feature is the ability to customize the experience. In keeping with its editorial devotion to personal style, Elle included in its app a feature it calls Elle Personal Stylist, an electronic take on the paper doll onto which users can drop items from the issue to create outfits. The outfits can be saved on “inspiration boards,” the iPad equivalent of tearing out pictures from a magazine and pinning them to a bulletin board.

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USA: Recent report shows there are at least 32 new tablets in the works

Some publishers think the iPad is the godsend they’ve been waiting for to save the publishing industry, well, guess what…they are 32 tablets in the works, according to a recent report by tech site Technologizer.

Even before the iPad was unveiled, Apple’s competitors were scrambling to catch up. Now that Steve Jobs’ latest invention is clearly a hit, the rush is on.

How many iPad wannabees are out there or in the works? Technologizer‘s Harry McCracken stopped counting at 32, but he seems to have captured all the important ones in what is, for now, the definitive list.  McCracken’s criteria: No physical keyboard and at least a 5-inch screen.

USA: Vanity Fair just introduced a movie trivia app featuring “Little Graydon”

Vanity Fair just introduced an iPhone app on movie trivia, featuring “Little Graydon.” This app is free and has an ad deal from Bing.

You’ll need a quick brain, limber thumbs, and a good working knowledge of Hollywood lore to go deep into Vanity Fair’s new film-trivia game, Movie Madness. With hundreds of fun, sophisticated questions from Vanity Fair’s stable of film geeks, you may get one or two of these questions wrong—but by the time you’ve beat the 25 levels, you’ll be a veritable Roger Ebert.

USA: Time Magazine launches new Android app

In another indication of the growing popularity of the new Android operating system, Time Magazine launched a new Android app on Thursday, in a move to expand its reach among this burgeoning new population of smartphone users.

The free Time Android App, following similar apps for the iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry, offers users access to the magazine’s photography, lists, quotes, videos and other editorial content. It also provides a variety of customization options, including the ability to choose a small or large widget for the home screen and what section is featured on the widget. All items on the App can be shared using social media tools.  Users can download articles for offline reading and can also listen to podcasts while browsing the magazine’s content.

Time Magazine is one of several major consumer magazines to bring an app to Android.  Free, you get articles, videos, podcasts and photos delivered straight to your phone.  Save articles for offline reading and share them with friends.  An available home screen widget makes Time updates readily accessible.

Oprah is a lifestyle brand, as evidenced by her show, book club and magazine O.  And you can now access select articles on Oprah Mobile’s $1.99 Android app, along with show clips, radio programs and inspirational tips.

Epicurious is the online home of Gourmet Magazine, giving the Android app high marks on most people’s list.  The Gourmet app offers free articles and recipes, along with a searchable database of menu ideas and a meal planner.  It is also possible to build a shopping list in-app and share favorites with friends.

Reader’s Digest UK is launching state-of-the-art iPad App

Readers Digest UK is launching a state-of-the-art iPad App in conjunction with YUDU following its acquisition in April by the Better Capital Fund, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vivat Direct Ltd. The first ever digital version of the world’s most popular paid circulation magazine, the Reader’s Digest iPad edition, produced by YUDU Media will fully replicate the printed newsstand version in full digital format but with enhanced content and features such as video. Check out the demo below.

The iPad App has been developed specifically to harness the iPad’s full potential, according to its creator YUDU. Searchable on Apple Store, the App offers stunning graphics, rapid page turning, zoom, video, rich media and a text-only version for users.  In a bid to propel the iconic magazine into one of the UK’s leading digital publications, Reader’s Digest UK will be making the latest edition free to all on the iPad on July 5.  Featuring David Beckham on the front cover the title focuses on how football is saving the world to tie in with the FIFA World Cup being held in South Africa this month.

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France: “Le Monde diplomatique” has published iPad apps in both French and English

As reported on InPublishing‘s website, the apps were developed by Exact Editions, the London-based digital publishing company, which works with magazine, newspaper and book publishers to market and sell online and app versions of their titles.

Alain Gresh, director at Le Monde diplomatique (LMD) says “This is a historic step for Le Monde diplomatique. LMD has enjoyed a huge success as a digital edition through Exact Editions. The iPad/iPhone edition will bring pages from the latest issue as soon as it is published to 100 million or so iTunes account holders.”

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