Condé Nast — publisher of the New Yorker, Vogue and Wired, to name a few — announced at the South by Southwest Conference that the company intends to have digital versions of all its 20-plus magazines by the end of the year.
But Condé Nast executive Rick Levine says he is wary of Apple’s dominance in the tablet market. In a report by WWD Media Levine says the marketplace needs to be competitive in order for it to be successful, but he says, “”for the foreseeable future, Apple will rule the roost in terms of the marketplace.”
Meanwhile, Meredith Corp. is introducing its first iPad editions of Better Homes and Gardens, Parents and Fitness magazines. The digital verions will have interactive features complementing the specific publications; Parents readers will be able to browse toys and Fitness readers will be able to view workout videos. Better Homes and Gardens is currently the largest circulated iPad magazine. But like Condé Nast, Meredith Corp. will also explore digital editions for Google Android.