Digital Publishing Monetization Case: Future has made 8 mio USD from iPad magazine publishing in 1 year

Future plc is an international media group, listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today the company has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 200 specialist publications, apps, websites and events.

The company announced yesterday impressive sales of digital magazines through Apple’s newsstand. “Sales of digital editions on Apple devices have passed £5 million ($8 million) in the period since the Apple Newsstand was launched in October 2011,” the company reported in Thursday’s interim trading update. Prior to the launch of the iPad and Newsstand, the digital magazine business was virtually non-existing.

Future’s successful products include TechRadar (the UK’s number one consumer technology website), T3, Total Film, BikeRadar, MusicRadar, Classic Rock, GamesRadar, Digital Camera, Mollie Makes and the Official Xbox Magazine.