Quickly bundle your existing digital content into e-books or special issues

As a digital publisher you create new content (articles, news, blog posts, etc.) all year long. Take advantage of the content you’ve created (and published on your WordPress site) to put together a bundle of your most helpful and interesting content as a package (or issue, special issue, or ebook) for your customers.  This can be […]

Revitalization News finds digital publishing success with ZEEN101’s plugins

Q: How does a digital magazine keep their site’s issues, articles, and other content easy to navigate and offer up well-crafted subscription offers? A: Using great WordPress plugins that all work together, seamlessly. Check out how Revitalization News’ subscription based magazine uses the best of what WordPress has to offer – and thrives. Oddly enough, it’s […]

Quartz is launching its first major mobile App – Why?

QZ.COM’s reasons for adding an App: Notifications: Quartz want to reach readers with push notifications Advertising, 42% of readers are on mobile web Native apps are preferred by 89% of the general reading public Give them the ability to get closer to their best readers Provide a convenient way for readers to watch video and […]

How The Sunday Times ramped up its focus on subscription monetization

The Sunday Times (from the U.K.) is a great example of a publication which has launched a new look for their website using many new bells and whistles for enticing subscriptions. This is its most substantial refresh in decades and focuses squarely on increasing its subscriber base. What is a paywall? There are 2 types: Hard and […]

Beautiful Mobile Ads – Padsquad – a mobile engagement platform

Sometimes it’s not so apparent how to monetize the site with advertising without sacrificing the look and feel of your design. If your team is picky with design and looking for additional monetization options, it’s time to take a look at Padsquad’s offerings. Your publication will be viewed on mobile devices of various sizes. Ads on these devices can […]

Great news for digital publishing – selling digital content just got a whole lot ‘freer’

New for 2016 is the availability of the Zeen101 WordPress plugin, Leaky Paywall, for free. “The #1 Metered Paywall for WordPress is Now Free. In a welcome and unexpected move made early this year, ZEEN101 published their landmark—and formerly un-free—Leaky Paywall plugin to the WordPress.org Plugin Repository—making it free of the developer fees that accompany […]

Digital magazine readers stress readability over interactivity

As a publisher, how do you choose what look and feel your publication has online? There are so many options available: Replica editions (the publication looks like it was ‘printed’ but it’s a digital version) Desktop PDFs Apps eReaders desktop Flip books According to Talking New Media, readers preferences have changed quickly over time. Large publishers, […]

The Austin Monitor monetizes digital news archives with Leaky Paywall

Knowing the value of your publication’s content is essential to long-term success – especially when your publication’s articles and stories are not readily available anywhere else. Archiving past news content and setting up a subscription level that has access to these articles is smart. Click over to Howto.Pub to see how the Austin Monitor does […]

Launching soon? Set up a lead generating landing page now

Are you in the process of building your digital publication? Start building your lead list now. Now it’s easier than ever to start promoting your site – with minimal work – and a huge payoff. The plugin, SeedProd, is a powerful, yet easy-to-use product that can give you a head start if you’re in the […]

App publishing is now 1 click away for People’s Pundit Daily

WordPress makes it’s easier than ever to create and charge for a digital publication on the web. But, given that apps are the preferred way to read digital content – how do you, the publisher, give readers paid access to your content in a convenient app… that doesn’t break the bank or your back? Apps […]

Selling digital news archives: The Austin Monitor gets it right

Within the last year the Monitor has doubled its subscriber base (source) Knowing the value of your publication’s content is essential to long-term success – especially when your publication’s articles and stories are not readily available anywhere else. Take for example, the Austin Monitor. This is a digital publication in a niche industry: reporting on […]

Stripe vs PayPal, what’s best for a digital publisher?

In 2014, blogger, Shannon George, wrote a detailed article comparing two online payment processors, PayPal and Stripe . The article, Paypal vs. Stripe, is a great read to understand the differences, pros, and cons of each. If you are using the WordPress platform for your digital publication, both processors can handle subscriptions (recurring and non-recurring). It’s nice to […]

You need to teach your advertisers how to create engaging ad content

The online advertising world is evolving quickly. There are now more and more choices for online publishers to pick from as to how efficiently generate revenue for their site. Josh Macht, a columnist from fipp.com, uses the Muppets tv show as a great example of the evolution of television and how it parallels the evolution of the […]

Lynchburg College Magazine focuses on its core content using WordPress and web based issues

Magazine: Lynchburg College Magazine WordPress Site: http://magazine.lynchburg.edu/ Lynchburg College, a small private college based in Lynchburg, Virginia is another great example of an college that publishes a magazine that’s taken its print version and created an additional web version in a user friendly, fabulous way. Their 50+ page alumni magazine, according to their editor, focuses […]

Lynchburg college magazine focuses on issues with WordPress and the IssueM plugin

Magazine: Lynchburg College Magazine WordPress Site: http://magazine.lynchburg.edu/ Lynchburg College, a small private college based in Lynchburg, Virginia is another great example of an college that publishes a magazine that’s taken its print version and created an additional web version in a user friendly, fabulous way. Their 50+ page alumni magazine, according to their editor, focuses […]

Berkeley Science Review: Impressive Issue-Based Digital Publishing

For over 10 years, the student-run and non-profit Berkeley Science Review (BSR) magazine has been publishing articles from UC Berkeley graduate students. The magazine serves to highlight the groundbreaking research occurring at the university. In just the last few years, the Berkeley Science Review jumped into the digital publishing scene. They’ve built an impressively powerful—and […]

Berkeley Science Review: Impressive Issue-Based Digital Publishing

For over 10 years, the student-run and non-profit Berkeley Science Review (BSR) magazine has been publishing articles from UC Berkeley graduate students. The magazine serves to highlight the groundbreaking research occurring at the university. In just the last few years, the Berkeley Science Review jumped into the digital publishing scene. They’ve built an impressively powerful—and impressively […]

The Baffler: Successfully Making the Leap from Print to the Web

The Baffler online magazine (first printed issue was published in 1988) is a highly-visible and beautifully-illustrated magazine with a large readership. The magazine offers subscriptions in print, online, or both. To make all this happen, The Baffler uses two of zeen101’s industry-shaping WordPress plugins: IssueM (free) and Leaky Paywall (paid). When used together, these two […]