Nomad Editions Continues to Attract Top-Tier Media Talent to Innovative Compensation Model; Notable Contributors Work for Share of Revenue

First-of-its-kind digital media company for iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices draws in four media veterans with a business model that defies traditional print

Mar 02, 2011, 14:00 ET from Nomad Editions

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nomad Editions, a first-of-its-kind media company that produces digital weekly publications designed exclusively for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and other platforms, continues to attract top-tier media talent to its innovative compensation model, which allows readers to subscribe to high-quality, original content, while editors, writers and contributors receive a share of revenue.

Nomad Editions held its official company launch in late January and has steadily built its editorial roster ever since, using a unique business model that offers creative control with revenue sharing, a combination that provides contributors with the opportunity to be compensated well for their efforts. This is in stark contrast to businesses such as The Huffington Post and Demand Media, where there is little to no reward for the talent employed. In the recent months, Nomad Editions has drawn in high-level media veterans, four of whom include:

  • Serena Bass is a renowned New York caterer and cookbook author whose Serena Food and Stories: Feeding Friends Every Hour of the Day won a 2005 James Beard Award. She owned the former Serena Bar, which was located in the Chelsea Hotel, and has previously written for Epicurious. Bass writes a weekly column for Real Eats, the Nomad Edition dedicated to food, which includes a personal anecdote and a recipe. Read her recent column Out of the Wasteland.

  • Barbara Fairchild is a well-respected food writer and editor who previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appetit Magazine for the last 10 years. She also authored the publication's best-selling cookbooks. Fairchild writes a monthly column for Real Eats, combining her decades of food journalism experience with her insights into cooking trends, restaurants and foodie travel. Read her latest column Begin with Bread.

  • Glenn Kenny was a senior editor and then the chief film critic for Premiere magazine from 1996 to 2007. He has written for The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, and other publications. Kenny currently contributes to MSN Movies, The Daily Notebook at MUBI, The Los Angeles Times, and the DGA Quarterly, and he maintains the blog Some Came Running. For Nomad Editions, he is the editor of Wide Screen, a digital magazine dedicated to movies. Read his recent Wide Screen piece, Whatever Happened to the New Flesh?

  • Kurt Loder is a veteran entertainment journalist and former MTV correspondent who has written for Esquire, Time, Details and New York magazine. He was formerly an editor at Circus magazine and Rolling Stone, and he is the co-author of Tina Turner's autobiography, I, Tina (1986). A collection of Loder's journalism titled Bat Chain Puller was published in 2002. Loder writes movie reviews for Wide Screen. Read three of his latest reviews in the recent Movies of the Week.

"We are thrilled to have some of the best names in the media industry join our team," said Mark Edmiston, CEO of Nomad Editions and former president of Newsweek. "Our unique compensation model attracts media talent because it offers what traditional print outlets can't—the creative freedom to build original content of their choosing and a fair portion of their digital magazine's revenue."

"I love writing for Nomad Editions because finally I have found an editor who will let me get away with all my little English foibles and veiled curse words," said Serena Bass, weekly columnist for Real Eats. "It is a communal labor of love, and the brilliant idea of revenue sharing doesn't hurt. In England the carrot is the praise of one's peers but this is America, after all."

"I feel that revenue sharing is absolutely essential; it shows respect and value for the work that we do," said Barbara Fairchild, monthly columnist for the Nomad Edition Real Eats.

Nomad Editions will further expand its award-winning editorial roster in the upcoming months, with the launches of digital publications dedicated to the topics of wine, personal finance and dogs.

For more information on Nomad Editions, including instructions on how to register for a free trial of all the publications, please visit


Nomad Editions is a unique media marketplace that provides readers with digital publications on a wide range of subjects, developed specifically for mobile devices. High-quality editorial and rich multimedia capabilities are enhanced by new technology that automatically formats content onto the web browser of any mobile device, ensuring easy engagement and mobility on this new media format.

Founded by Mark Edmiston, former Newsweek President and long time media investment banker, and media veterans Marjorie Martay and Jock Spivy, with renowned designer Roger Black as Design Director—Nomad Editions uses a subscription-based business model where editors, writers and contributors are fairly compensated for their creativity.

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