I started the Flipping Pages Blog in 2009 as a way to share my thoughts on the development of flash-based digital magazines.
How things have changed.
In the three years since I started Flipping Pages, the iPad has been released and new digital publishing options for magazine publishers are added every day. And yet print is still around, both for commercial publishers and for a rapidly growing band of independents hell bent on proving that print has a future.
In 2009, I thought I was looking for the future of digital magazines; in 2013 I am finding the future of magazines in both pixels and print – a truly crossmedia story.
When I started out, I was working for a leading B2B publisher as Group Content Director, training editorial staff either side of the Atlantic to embrace emerging digital platforms. Now I am running Flipping Pages Media, offering training and consultancy services to publishers and agencies that want to give their content teams the confidence to meet the demands of multiplatform audiences.
My role might have broadened, but my concerns are still the same. I want to help publishers, editors and designers to think about all the formats available, encourage them to invest the time and resources needed to produce viable crossmedia magazines, playing to the strengths of the content platforms most appropriate to their readers.
Please share your views, your news, examples of best (or worst) practice and help find the future for magazines in pixels and print.
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