Zinio Apps for iPad, iPhone Extend Its Buy-Once-Read-Anywhere UNITY Platform to Nine Countries With International Rollout

-- Localized Reading, Shopping Experiences Offer Ultimate Convenience --

Jun 01, 2010, 12:41 ET from Zinio

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinio, a global leader in digital publishing technology and services, further has enhanced its UNITY platform by creating localized versions of its iPad and iPhone apps in nine countries.  Designed to create a high-definition experience for readers to explore, enjoy and buy content once and read anywhere, the localized Zinio App will serve as the gateway to more than 2,500 full-color magazines, worldwide.  Last week, the iPad was delivered to consumers who pre-ordered devices in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The free Zinio App, which ranked #1 within its first week of launch in the United States, offers the most popular international publishers and magazines including Conde Nast (France, Vogue); HOLA! (Spain, Hola!); IPC (United Kingdom, Wallpaper*); Mondadori (Italy, Focus); and Televisa (Mexico, Caras).  These titles are just several of more than 2,500 magazine titles to which reading fans now have access, without boundaries.  Over 829 new consumer titles have joined Zinio's newsstand in the first quarter alone, representing the continued movement to a global digital-distribution strategy.

"A true pioneer, Zinio is the only company in the world to bring the largest newsstand to the digital desktop in a localized shopping environment," said Joan Sola, President, International, Zinio.  "As devices like the iPad continue to revolutionize the way we experience high-definition content, Zinio represents the convergence between consumer convenience and technological innovation."

The Zinio App for iPad is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at itunes.com/appstore.

About Zinio:

Zinio is the world's newsstand and bookstore.  With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it.  Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen.  Zinio provides the ability to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country in the world.  Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more.  Offering hundreds of thousands of the best digital titles, Zinio's e-stores and applications are revolutionizing reading.  Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei.