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November 15, 2011 • News

Zinio’s on Fire with $25 Shopping Perks and Availability on Amazon Fire

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Zinio isn’t about to let Apple and Amazon slow down their momentum. No way, no how. And to help make sure they remain the eMag service of choice they are introducing a shopping perk program that puts a $25 credit into the accounts of all new Zinio registrants from now until March 2012. Better still, this credit can be used to purchase magazines across the company’s entire global newsstand.

In addition, the Zinio app is now available in the Amazon Appstore. The timing is key since many of us will be getting our net Kindle fire’s today. As Chris Wilkes, vice president, App Lab, Hearst Magazines explains,

Having all of our titles available through Zinio gives us an opportunity to reach readers both across the world and on all digital mediums – PC, Mac, tablets and smartphones. Digital distribution is now responsible for more than 300,000 subscriptions per month, and we look forward to continuing to focus on reaching our customers with innovative new features, on every device they are reading on.”

Zinio now offers 5,000 magazine titles from around the world And, thank to their UNITY approach, any magazine you get through them is available on multiple platforms. You can download Zinio for free for the Android Fire from the Amazon Appstore , for other Android devices from the Android Market, for iPad in the iTunes Store, and for PC/Mac at Zinio.com.

Yup, I’m sticking with Zinio, and now there’s even more reason for that.


ZINIO’S GLOBAL MAGAZINE SERVICE AVAILABLE ON KINDLE FIRE

World’s Largest Newsstand Gives $25 Shopping Perk To All New Registrants, On Any Device, Through March 2012 Across Selection of 5,000+ Magazines

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2011 – Zinio, the world’s largest and most popular magazine marketplace, is now available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Debuting #1 in free magazines in the Amazon Appstore, Zinio is now available on more tablet devices than any other newsstand or magazine reader, including on the iPad, ASUS Transformer, Acer Iconia, Lenovo IdeaPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Tablet S and dozens more. Customers can enjoy their magazines across tablets, smartphones and PC devices running all flavors of iOS, Android, WebOS, Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.

Global adoption of digital reading continues to grow with the proliferation of tablet devices, which will be in the hands of 35 million consumers this year, and more than 208 million by 2015, according to Gartner.

“There are more mobile phones and tablet devices in the USA than there are people, and we believe that the world will indeed have twice as many connected devices as people by 2015,” said Zinio President and CEO Rich Maggiotto. “This should be and is a huge incentive for publishers to migrate swiftly to digital distribution. Our reach across all operating systems positions Zinio, and our publisher partners, to uniquely grow alongside the exploding device market.”

Zinio is already available on almost all tablets and over 50 different smartphones worldwide, and this month alone has added distribution to Kindle Fire, HP TouchPad, Kobo Vox and Lenovo ThinkPad tablet, to name a few. Zinio is one of the top apps for news on Android and WebOS and is the #1 top grossing apps in news in over 50 countries on Apple’s iPad.

Zinio is now available for free download in the Amazon Appstore in time for the launch of the Kindle Fire on November 15. As an added incentive for new Zinio buyers on any device, Zinio will be offering new registrants a $25 credit that they can redeem for magazines across the entire global newsstand through March 2012.

“Having all of our titles available through Zinio gives us an opportunity to reach readers both across the world and on all digital mediums – PC, Mac, tablets and smartphones,” said Chris Wilkes, vice president, App Lab, Hearst Magazines.  “Digital distribution is now responsible for more than 300,000 subscriptions per month, and we look forward to continuing to focus on reaching our customers with innovative new features, on every device they are reading on.”

Zinio offers Kindle Fire and other tablet readers access to more than 5,000 magazine titles from around the world, including Rolling Stone, The Economist, Hello!, US Weekly, T3, Travel + Leisure and many more. Zinio is focused on delivering global access and the best user experience, giving its readers the ability to discover, read and shop for their favorite magazines from around the world, on all their devices.

Users can download Zinio for free for the Android Fire from the Amazon Appstore , for other Android devices from the Android Market, for iPad in the iTunes Store, and for PC/Mac at Zinio.com.

About Zinio
Zinio is where the world reads, explores and interacts with the largest selection of magazines across today’s most popular devices. News may break elsewhere, but stories live on Zinio. No other platform provides global access to thousands of magazine titles covering every major genre, industry, specialty and hobby. Zinio users download millions of magazine issues a month in 33 languages and 20 currencies – from almost every major global publisher. The company is the leader in digital and mobile content consumption, connection, and distribution. Zinio users can easily search stories and topics that they are passionate about, share with friends, save and curate content, shop for products, and store all of their favorite magazines in Zinio across all of their favorite devices. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. For more information, please visit www.zinio.com. , or follow us on Twitter at @Zinio.

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Media Contact:

Molly Mulloy / Laura Klang-Glienna
Zeno Group for Zinio
+1 (415) 348-6335 / +1 (310) 566-2288
molly.mulloy@zeenogroup.com / laura.kg@zenogroup.com


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