October 12, 2015
ZINIO LAUNCHES ZINIO Pro
Next generation SaaS-based publishing platform for the magazine industry connects to a global distribution and partner network
NEW YORK, October 13, 2015—ZINIO, the world’s largest digital magazine distributor, announced today the launch of ZINIOpro, a new division that offers magazine publishers a comprehensive platform to produce apps across every operating system and distribute those apps across ZINIOpro’s growing network of distribution partners.
“Working with more than 1,000 publishers for the last 10 years as the leading producer of digital magazines has given ZINIO a unique insight into the challenges publishers face in delivering digital editions across a proliferating series of devices,” said Joan Solà, ZINIO’s EVP, Global Markets. “We have designed ZINIOpro to be a platform that can not only decrease production costs by a single workflow delivering apps for every operating system, but also increase revenue by providing captive distribution through our growing network of partners. In fact, we expect our partner network will bring more than one billion potential customers by the end of 2016 to publishers that are using the ZINIOpro platform.”
Digital magazines produced through ZINIOpro will be native apps with content reflow from existing PDF files through a low-cost, low-touch SaaS solution that is optimized and readable on smartphone—the largest device category—and every operating system. The platform allows publishers to showcase individual articles, insert dynamic advertising, enable “continuous publishing” of content beyond regular publication schedules, authenticate existing subscribers, and view consolidated analytics through an integrated dashboard. Consumers experience magazines with articles that are readable on their smartphones, searchable across current and prior issues, and shareable with their friends. Beyond app production, ZINIOpro can seamlessly integrate with publisher’s print, web and newsletter workflows. And publishers are now able to access ZINIO’s growing, global Distribution and Partner Network through the ZINIOpro platform for increased discoverability, readership and revenue.
ZINIO continues to operate the world’s largest newsstand at zinio.com, available in local language in more than 30 countries, and through ZINIO’s magazine reading app on iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows. With the acquisition last year of Audience Media, a technology services provider to publishers, ZINIO has now broadened its business to add a complete suite of products from ZINIOpro for enabling publishers to produce and distribute their content across devices and across the world.
For more information, please visit www.ziniopro.com.
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, ZINIO leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform.
For magazine publishers, ZINIOpro converts print magazines to digital content through a SaaS platform that converts PDF to XML, offering publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded, native magazine applications for tablet, smartphone and desktop, in searchable article databases, or on the growing network of ZINIOpro distribution partners.
For magazine consumers, ZINIO operates online newsstands and award-winning iOS, Android, Windows and Kindles apps in more than 30 languages, providing the broadest selection of digital magazines accessible on any platform that can be read online or offline, synced across multiple devices and searched for archival content.
The company has delivered more than 500 million digital magazine editions from more than 6,000 titles of 1,300 publishers in 200 countries to more than 10 million customers.
Headquartered in New York City, the company has offices in San Francisco, Barcelona, London and Ho Chi Minh City.