Zinio Launches Z-Pass - Simplifying The Way Magazines Are Purchased

Z-Pass offers 3 magazines for $5 per month, first month free, all in one place

May 16, 2013, 12:22 ET from Zinio

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinio, the world's largest digital newsstand and leading magazine app for iOS, Android and web, announced today the launch of Z-Pass, giving consumers three of their favorite magazines all in one place for just $5 per month. The first month is free and there are no commitments to term, or magazine choice. Nearly 25 percent of Zinio customers read three or more titles across multiple devices making Z-Pass an even simpler way for readers to manage and access their favorite magazines.

The monthly cost of a Z-Pass is the lowest available in the market for a multiple-magazine subscription model. Z-Pass takes advantage of Zinio's "one digital library" where readers have all of their magazines in one place accessible from any digital device including – Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows 8 smartphones, tablets, laptops and home computers.

Creating a Z-Pass is simple and flexible. Customers choose three magazines from over 300 of the most popular titles among Zinio's 5,500+ digital library, including Car and Driver, Surfer, Maxim, Cosmopolitan and Food Network Magazine for $5 per month. Additional magazines can be added to a Z-Pass for just $1.50 per title. Premium titles, including Star and The Economist can be added for an additional fee. Z-Pass customers can change their magazine line-up on demand, swapping their Z-Pass titles up to 3 times per month.

"It's never been a better time to be a magazine lover," says Michelle Bottomley, President of Zinio. "Access to the world's best magazines for one low monthly price allows anyone with a mobile device to always have their favorite reads with them at the touch of a finger. Zinio is passionate about connecting the world's best content with avid readers and Z-Pass removes the price per magazine barrier."

"Z-Pass is an innovative way for readers to keep up with their favorite magazines and discover new ones," says Chris Wilkes, Vice President, Hearst Magazines App Lab. "Zinio has long been a great partner to Hearst, and we believe that Z-Pass will help bring our brands and content to an even wider audience."

Z-Pass is available in the US and with international access available July 2013. Z-Pass can be purchased on www.zinio.com at time of launch and will be rolled out to other devices this summer. Zinio will continue offering annual subscriptions, single issues and back issues.

About Zinio

Zinio delivers the ultimate magazine experience for magazine lovers everywhere – from news, politics, technology, art, style and travel. Discover in-depth analysis and coverage you can trust, along with the stories that shape history from your favorite magazines. Zinio is the world's largest newsstand with 5,500+ titles and top rated apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, PCs and Windows 8. Zinio was named a top 20 app by Tech Crunch and voted  "Best App Ever" for iPads and IPhones by over 5 million consumers in research conducted by Steel Media. Zinio's catalog includes titles from Hearst, Conde Nast, Future, IPC, Bonnier, Wenner Media, Dennis, Mondadori, and thousands of other magazine brands worldwide in more than 50 languages.  The company is based in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London and Barcelona. Zinio is available at www.Zinio.com and in the Apple, Google Play and Windows stores. To learn more about Zinio and Z-Pass visit www.Zinio.com.