NEW YORK, October 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Next generation SaaS-based publishing platform for the magazine industry connects to a global distribution and partner network
ZINIO, the world's largest digital magazine distributor, announced today the launch of ZINIO PRO, a new division that offers magazine publishers a comprehensive platform to produce apps across every operating system and distribute those apps across ZINIO PRO's growing network of distribution partners.
"Working with more than 1,000 publishers for the last 10 years as the leading producer of digital magazines has given ZINIO a unique insight into the challenges publishers face in delivering digital editions across a proliferating series of devices," said Joan Solà, ZINIO's EVP, Global Markets. "We have designed ZINIO PRO to be a platform that can not only decrease production costs by a single workflow delivering apps for every operating system, but also increase revenue by providing captive distribution through our growing network of partners. In fact, we expect our partner network will bring more than one billion potential customers by the end of 2016 to publishers that are using the ZINIO PRO platform."
Digital magazines produced through ZINIO PRO will be native apps with content reflow from existing PDF files through a low-cost, low-touch SaaS solution that is optimized and readable on smartphone-the largest device category-and every operating system. The platform allows publishers to showcase individual articles, insert dynamic advertising, enable "continuous publishing" of content beyond regular publication schedules, authenticate existing subscribers, and view consolidated analytics through an integrated dashboard. Consumers experience magazines with articles that are readable on their smartphones, searchable across current and prior issues, and shareable with their friends. Beyond app production, Zinio Pro can seamlessly integrate with publishers' print, web and newsletter workflows. And publishers are now able to access ZINIO's growing, global Distribution and Partner Network through the ZINIO PRO platform for increased discoverability, readership and revenue.
ZINIO continues to operate the world's largest newsstand at zinio.com, available in local language in more than 30 countries, and through ZINIO's magazine reading app on iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows. With the acquisition last year of Audience Media, a technology services provider to publishers, ZINIO has now broadened its business to add a complete suite of products from ZINIO PRO for enabling publishers to produce and distribute their content across devices and across the world.
ZINIO's mission is to bring innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine readers and creators by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, ZINIO leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform. ZINIO's products include the world's largest online magazine newsstand and top-rated applications for iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows. Readers can store and read full magazines offline, sync libraries across multiple devices and search digital magazine archives. The company has delivered more than 500 million digital magazine editions from more than 6,000 titles of 1,300 publishers in 33 languages.
Through its 2014 acquisition of Audience Media, the company is adding to its traditional strength in selling digital magazines directly to consumers a technology services platform to provide publishers with the tools and technologies to enable the most efficient conversion of magazine content into a multi-device world.
Headquartered in New York City, the company has offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, London and Ho Chi Minh City.
For more information, please visit http://www.ziniopro.com
SOURCE ZINIO LLC