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Hearst begins publishing magazines on iPad days before printed copies released

Hearst magazines come to iPad days earlier than printed versions

By Charles Gantt on Jan 18, 2013 12:28 pm CST - 0 mins, 36 secs reading time

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 begins publishing magazines on iPad days before printed copies released | TweakTown.com

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. How do you feel about early publishing? Will this motivate you to buy a digital edition over a physical one? Let us know in the comments below.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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