Hearst Magazine Titles Featured in Newsstand in New ‘Read Them Here First’ Section

Posted in Apple, Apple News, iOS on 18/01/2013 by Chris Hauk


Apple has a new feature in Newsstand, allowing publishers to be featured in a new “Read Them Here First” section. Issues here will hit the “stand” several days before print editions.



Hearst is the first publisher to be featured, and its entire catalog is available to subscribers several days before the print editions hit newsstands, and before its magazines hit other platforms like Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

In the exclusive arrangement, which varies by publisher, you’ll be able to get various titles a certain amount of days in advance over print and other digital marketplaces such as Amazon’s Kindle. (Do I smell ANOTHER lawsuit? – Ed.) Existing subscribers will get early access, as well as those signing up for the first time.

WIll the exclusive publishing window be enough to to sway potential subscribers and iPad owners? Time will tell.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.