15 Digital Publishing Stats That Should Have Your Attention

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Digital Publishing is an ever changing competitive environment. If you don’t keep up with news and trends, you can miss key opportunities and can be caught unawares. That’s why it’s important for you, as a digital publisher, to keep in touch with every information on what is happening in the industry.

Awareness builds expert power. And if you establish expertise in this craft, you’ll earn the trust and respect not only of your target audience but also of the online publishing community at large.

Thanks to Hubspot for compiling 15 latest cold hard alerts that you need to think about and that you can use to bolster your bottom line.

Keeping-up-to-date with digital publishing stats and trends is only useful if you use the information to work for you. So, don’t just store this knowledge: use it to take advantage of opportunities, minimize threats, and make better decisions for your publication!

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Key Digital Publishing Stats For Your Strategy-Building

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To be successful in digital publishing, you need to pay attention to the opportunities and trends to make sure you are taking advantage when you can. Fortunately, there are endless statistics and data available if you go looking.

One thing you will find common in reports regarding digital publishing is the industry’s unstoppable growth and its accompanying stability. Additionally, content will continue to be the major building block of the industry. After all, it’s the high-quality content that creates the identity of any publication, whether in digital or print.Read more

6 Basic Building Blocks Of Your Digital Content

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We all know that all digital publications have followed the same basic evolution. It starts with the interest about the technology and the iteration of it to a place where the platform has mass media reach. The denouement, and the thing that gives the platform longevity, is the content shared on it. This is true for all online magazines. optimized-content-planningWe don’t get excited about which platform it is published any more. Instead, it’s about the content that’s inside it.

To create and run a profitable digital magazine, planning should always be the square one of its content strategy. Without a clear blueprint of the content needed to produce, when and for whom, a title can quickly become a flop.

In today’s feature, Jake Rocheleau shares with us some great tips on how to structure content planning for your magazine, take advantage of digital technology and maximize the reach and impact of online platform.Read more

Tips For Optimizing Your Company’s Journey To Digital Transformation

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High barriers to entry once protected publishing companies from competition. Publishers had the knowledge of buying processes and distribution clout to secure their position in the market. But their piece of pie is now under attack as the industry shifts toward digital content and away from dependence on print publications.Digital Publishing Transformation

And this trend is demanding not just publishing businesses to embrace digital transformation, but most businesses from other industries as well.
To survive, we must not only identify the right new strategy, but also must roll it out quickly so it reaches all levels of our organization. However, a strategy that seems perfectly logical at the top often falls victim to resistance (most irrational) booby traps at the bottom.

With the following tips from Mark Razzell, companies can break down barriers and make change happen, while still keeping employees’ enthusiasm intact.Read more

How To Maximize Your ROI in Data and Analytics

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“Reader lifetime value” is an extremely significant measure for any digital publication. Yet, it’s one of the least understood and most overlooked metrics in digital publishing business — especially now that calculating it has become more and more dynamic. It is particularly important mainly because it gives you an idea if a particular reader will re-subscribe to your title, which in turn can help you decide how much your allowable and investment acquisition cost for that audience should be.

Once you gather the data generated by your readers or their activity inside your publication, you can better understand how to make use of your resources in terms of strategies you’ll need to keep your audience — and keep them engaged.

If you’re still in the planning stages of your digital publication and still figuring out how to work the numbers in the lifetime value equation, bellow’s extract from Matt Lindsay‘s article on Talking New Media might help. In his full article, Matt discussed how digital publishers can maximize return on their investments in data and analytics.

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4 Ways To Develop Stand-Alone Email Publications

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Everything is a publishing platform these days. The amazingly broad new platform consists of the internet of things– sprouting from apps through social media,  from LinkedIn through Facebook, Snapchat and more. Let’s not forget wearable’s also right?

But if we take a more purist stance on this matter then we would probably say that only paper, desktop and mobile rank as “platforms” in the original sense of the word.

That time has (arguably) long gone.

Now, even your Gmail or Ymail inbox is essentially a platform if we can now read a publication entirely in email without having to click through to the host’s site. So times have changed. Email newsletters, often used a channel to lure readers back to publishing sites, are now platform-like publications themselves. It is the publishers’ next platform.Read more

Digital Magazine Stats That Will Matter This 2016

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Reading experience has become increasingly more important over the years as more digital channels are competing for audience’s attention. The same editorial style can’t always be used with all the platforms available today. You can’t afford to simply produce content the way you used to. Because readers are bombarded with hundreds and even thousands of content and ad messages daily, you now have to think about how to create an immersive reader experience in order for your titles to really connect effectively.

Today we feature Mequoda’s 2014 Study on Digital Magazine Reader Habits to help you in knowing who are today’s digital magazine audience before delving into the process of immersion. It will cover digital magazine readers’ profile, behavior and preferences to help you map out your readers’ journey to an immersive reading experience.

Mequoda’s study holds a lot of digital magazine statistics that answer what this type of readers want and how publishers can meet their needs. Below are just key findings of the report, but there are other fascinating insights in the study that you can take advantage of. If you wish to know more than what we sifted here, a link is provided below to download the full report, for free.

Hopefully this will help get you off the ground and start reviewing and taking your digital strategy to a whole new level!Read more

4 Most Relevant Challenges In Today’s Digital Publishing

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It is true that digital publishers today face many challenges created by changing markets, technology and consumer demands. Digital publishing has now an entirely new set of challenges than it once did. And, everyone bringing content to the market needs to make sure they’re ready to face the crucial points in the process.

Below, B2C’s Jeff Weisbein identifies four extremely relevant challenges faced by digital publishing industry today. We agree to the reality of these points as publishers battle each of these key challenges day in and day out. However, they are surely bound to be matched with solutions as understanding of the practice seeps deeper into the industry.

  1. Numbers, numbers, everywhere

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5 Factors Fueling The Shift In Value of Print vs Digital

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It’s supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, we’re actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time.

Top businessmen and investors such as Warren Buffet, John Henry and Jeff Bezos are demonstrating that newspapers are still lucrative investments. And despite gloomy predictions, our circulation revenue is actually rising.

We’re experimenting and transforming to match the pace of our innovative and digitally-driven world. Digital and bundled subscriptions accounted for a five percent uptick in circulation revenue in 2012 — the first national rise in circulation revenue since 2003.Read more

How To Crack Digital Publishing’s Profitability Code

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Today’s audiences demand a seamless, coherent experience from publications and brands. They expect access to quality and engaging content across a variety of platforms – print, phone, tablet, and desktop; and in situations that don’t come with an internet connection. And with these number of choices, readers have become more knowledge-driven, economical in terms of subscriptions, and fickle in terms loyalty. At the same time, many are being plucked one by one by niche publications.

These are some of what publishers are facing with the rigid competition.Read more