The New York Post reported this week that Condé Nast was going to begin offering iPad subscriptions for its magazines, which is fantastic news for this particular customer. I am a subscriber to The New Yorker‘s digital edition (which massively lets down its fantastic writing) and a past subscriber to Vanity Fair, so I’m looking forward to regularly reading both those two, as well as Wired.
From The New York Post:
Condé is expected to make the New Yorker available next week to capitalize on coverage of Osama bin Laden’s death.
But by the end of the May, Condé will have the seven other magazines that are currently selling single-copy-only editions on the iPad available via subscriptions, including Wired, Golf Digest, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Self, Allure and GQ.
The deal will involve drastically slashing the single-copy price of the digital issue to $1.99 from the $4.99 price tag for the digital New Yorker and GQ — the same as the newsstand price — and from $3.99 for digital Glamour and Wired.
Annual subscriptions for each title will sell for $19.99.
Perfect price point.
UPDATE: PaidContent.org notes that the subscription price for The New Yorker is, in fact, US$59.99 for an annual subscription of US$5.99 for a monthly one, which makes sense, given it’s a weekly and all the other CN publications are monthlies. Still a very reasonable price, I think, and I’ll be subscribing as soon as I can cancel my digital subscription. (HT to Kabir Chibber)