Magazine publishing powerhouse Hearst has started publishing its magazines on Apple's iOS newsstand days earlier than it releases the print editions to physical newsstands. This could be a pivotal moment in how magazines are published industry wide.
Hearst has started publishing 22 of its major magazines early to the iPad's newsstand. This bucks the trend seen in recent years where publishers paid little attention to early publishing for digital devices.
Apple has said that it welcomes other publishers to follow and notes that other online stores do not offer the same privilege of early publishing.