Girls Gone Wild and Digital with Zinio

Girls Gone Wild Magazine, a popular men’s lifestyle publication, is now available through Zinio, which publishes digital magazines for mobile platforms such as Android, Blackberry, PC tablets, smartphones and online at Zinio.com.

As leading media market players are fast embracing digital platforms to sell their content, recently Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated have announced the introduction of new “All Access” digital subscription plans that will deliver the print magazine to consumers at all touch points (or on all platforms) with Android tablets and smartphones as well as on the web at www.si.com/magazine. (Read: Time for Sports Illustrated to Go All Digital)

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Moreover, news and information supplier CNN says its CNN App for iPad is available on the App Store. The CNN App is designed to provide users with an immersive and visual news experience that takes full advantage of iPad’s expansive real estate and Multi Touch interface, it says. (Read: When iPad Tells You the CNN Story)

As part of its digital transformation, the iPad app of Reader’s Digest will offer editorial pages from the printed edition, including “Digest” section organized by theme (health, work, personal finance, travel, family, food, and books). (Read: Reader’s Digest Gets a New Reader: iPad)

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Among the other content companies, Rodale Inc.’s Runner’s World has introduced the digital edition of the publication designed exclusively for iPad. It is available for purchase in the Apple App store for $4.99.

Runner’s World is claimed to be the first consumer running magazine to enter the iPad market.

The September issue of the magazine served as the title’s inaugural digital edition and was exclusively sponsored by Puma. (Read: Runner’s World Magazine on the iPad)

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Other companies are also trying to meet the increasing digital demand by offering innovative products.

Look at Barnes & Noble, a leading bookseller. It has launched NOOKcolor, a full-color touch Reader’s Tablet that delivers digital books, magazines, newspapers and children’s books on a thin and portable device. (Read: Reading Goes Digital on NOOKcolor Device)

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Like print, more and more TV content companies are also embracing new-media channels. The first full episode of the multi-part series Circus was planned on PBS for iPad.

Moreover, PBS has announced the beta launch of a new website, featuring local content from member stations, full TV episodes from series and auto-localization features. (Read: Circus to Premiere on PBS for iPad)

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Girls Gone Wild Magazine was launched in April 2008 and is available at over 15,000 newsstands and retail outlets in North America. The non-nude publication offers readers a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Girls Gone Wild; articles, sex and dating advice, and photographs of the cutest, sexiest girls. 

The inaugural Zinio edition features One Genius Idea: How Joe Francis invented Girls Gone Wild, The Insane Life of a Girls Gone Wild Cameraman, and sexy photos of infamous Charlie Sheen party girl Capri Anderson.

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“Girls Gone Wild has always used the latest technology to bring our brand of entertainment to the public,” says CEO Joe Francis. 

“With Zinio, readers can enjoy Girls Gone Wild Magazine at any time, anywhere in the world, and the digital format provides readers an exciting new way to experience the world of Girls Gone Wild.” 

The digital version of the magazine features high resolution images, clipping, customizable zoom and hyperlinks to expanded content.

For $1.99 per issue, readers can purchase the current issue of Girls Gone Wild Magazine to be read on any screen.  Back issues of the magazine will also be available at the same price.   A subscription is $12.99 for six issues.

Photo courtesy: Girls Gone Wild / Zinio

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Rakesh Raman