Major Joint Publishing Endeavor Comes to iPad This Week

In what amounts to one of the biggest joint digital publishing endeavors in recent memory, Next Issue Media – a venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers – has confirmed the availability today of “Next Issue” for Apple’s iPad here in the United States.

Partners in the venture include Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc.

“Next Issue” offers unlimited access plans, presenting its entire catalog of magazines, including back issues, starting at $9.99 per month.

Only Next Issue offers the combination of unlimited access plans and organization of your personal library of magazines from a single app, delivering a truly exceptional reading experience. Next Issue’s catalog of magazines from top tier publishers come to life with digital extras such as videos, bonus photography, interactive features, live web links and more.

Coming along for the journey to iPad are the likes of Bon Appétit, Brides, Golf Digest, GQ, Self, Vogue and Wired.

All told, the “Next Issue” for iPad catalog includes 39 titles with more expected before the close of 2012.

“With the unlimited plans offering access to our entire catalog from a single intuitive App and personal library, we’re delivering magazines the way consumers want to read them,” said Morgan Guenther, CEO of Next Issue Media. “It’s like having an entire magazine rack stocked with only the very best titles, but you can browse or read any issue, any time, on your iPad.”