Condé Nast doesn't want to be left in the dust when Apple's iPad debuts next month (yes, it's March already).
The publishing powerhouse is gearing up content from several of its titles, and they don't want to just be another source of news on the iPad - they want to be the primary source.
According to The New York Times, the first five magazines headed for the iPad are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour. However, only GQ will be ready for the iPad's April launch, with the other four mags lining up their debuts with summer issues for the Apple tablet computer.
Condé Nast CEO and president Charles H. Townsend says the Manhattan-based publishing company plans to “take a leadership position" when it comes to iPad content. It could be a smart power play as a lot of people are betting on (or at least, hoping that) the iPad will revolutionize and save print publishing companies, breathing new life into a very troubled industry.
A pricing scale hasn't been announced, except that they'll be testing a lot of different methods out on iTunes, which should lead to an interesting, and possibly frustrating, first few months.
Apparently this will all be announced today via "an internal memorandum," which doesn't seem very "internal" if it's being published in advance by the New York Times.
As for the actual content, the five aforementioned magazines are a decent spread and diverse amount of content. What other titles from Condé Nast would you like to see on the iPad? (Personally, I think the photo spreads of Condé Nast Traveler would just look spectacular on that 9.7-inch glossy screen.)
Or what other publications from other companies would you like to see available instead?