Australian Newsagency Blog

A blog on issues affecting Australia's newsagents, media and small business generally.

Digital magazines coming to libraries in Australia

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments

In a move sure to educate people about digital platforms for magazine content, Zinio for Libraries is to launch in Australia according to a report by Ebook Magazine:

Library users in the UK will soon be able to enjoy digital versions of their favourite magazines thanks to a partnership between audiobook distributer Recorded Books and digital mag retailer Zinio.

The two companies will make available a ‘Zinio for Libraries’ service which gives patrons access to magazines via their library card. The service will also be available in the United States, Canada and Australia.

The report goes on:

“People love going to their public library to read a large selection of magazines, but printed copies can easily get damaged, lost or destroyed,” said Rich Freese, president and CEO, Recorded Books.

“Books, music and audiobooks are transitioning to digital formats and now with Zinio for Libraries, we can offer thousands of digital magazines from most every major global publisher.” 
 “We’re really excited about our new partnership with Recorded Books, which will allow us to offer our library of thousands of magazines to readers through their local libraries,” said Jeanniey Mullen, CMO, Zinio.

No I am not promoting this, just letting you know what is happening.  Factor it into your business plan.


Category: Media disruption

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Reload Image