Nomad Editions: Moneytization of a weekly digital magazine concept…

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There is clear demand for good content on mobile devices as evidenced by the amazing growth of e-books and the terrific response to the magazine ‘apps’ launched on the iPad” says Mark Edmiston, Nomad’s CEO. “We believe that there is even greater potential for content designed from the ground up for mobile rather than taking an existing format and converting it to mobile. For example, freed from over-dependence on advertising inherent in printing monthly magazines, Nomad Editions are produced on a natural cycle of once a week.

Nomad Editions is attempting to moneytize a weekly digital magazine concept and introduce a new publishing industry business model in the process.

It is being started by former Newsweek president Mark Edmiston, and I’d encourage you to follow the link to look at the 4 initial topics that have been chosen for weekly publishing format:

Real Eats: Stories Behind the Food (Sean Elder, editor)
Wide Screen: Inside the Movies That Matter (Glenn Kenny, editor)
Wave Lines: Your Brain on Surfing (Jon Cohen, editor)
u+me: Voices Behind Videos (Nancy Campbell/Trevett McCandliss, Chris Kaye
editors)

Also interesting is the FAQ section which attempts to address potential public reaction to being asked to pay for digital weekly content: http://readnomad.com/faq.php

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