In 2010 and 2011, I was involved in the Business Development of eLinea in Belgium. The concept has since been re-invented.
Before, you would subscribe to a news feed and pay per feed. Now eLinea evolves towards a “spotify” model. For a fix sum per month you can read all the feeds that you want.
“In France, more than the half of iPad owners (51%) who have read magazines on their iPad and on paper prefer the digital version (23% prefer paper).”
Source : Tablette-Tactile.net : Des chiffres très intéressants sur les utilisateurs d’iPad
En Français : l’iPad et la presse. …
Flipboard is a great eReading application on the iPad. It allows to read Internet feeds (like RSS) and transform it in a nice kind of eBook. You can flip the pages of your RSS feeds as if they were an eBook or a magazine.
Last week I suddenly received the following message from feedbooks (see screenshot) : “Starting today, eight renowned publishers will be testing an innovative new way to bring the timeless beauty of print media to the Web…”
This means that you can now use Flipboard to read magazines.
This is yet another way to read a magazine on a tablet (the iPad in this case). There are several ways to read magazines on a tablet : Woodwing, eLinea, Kobo, Zinio…
What is the best system ? It is too soon to tell, they all improve everyday. I believe the main success criterias will be the following :
- Speed of download: some magazines consume way too much MB and take ages to download
- Speed and ease of navigation, sometimes you get lost in magazines
- Good content with opportune multi-media integration
- Readability and Layout – sometimes there is too much text
- A good mix between paid and free content
- Content optimized to the profile of the reader
- Well designed non intrusive feedback possibilities (comments, Social Networking…)
How user payment will improve journalism | BetaTales: “… the real value of a newspaper is not necessarily the individual pieces of content, but how they have been put together into a package.
Voir aussi : eLinea : une des 5 manières de faire se faire payer du contenu pour les journaux……
There is a new Video on the eLinea BE-FR website. See it here : Vidéo – eLinea
I hope there will come a Youtbube version soon so one can pause or stop it adequately……
I just created a new website for eLinea. The goal is to promote it in Belgium – French Speaking part.
See it here :
eLinea : Votre journal sur mesure et à la demande !…