This week we look at jockeys and comedy, some big news in subscriptions, and some interesting stats on digital magazines …
Beautiful Editorial Design of the Week
The second ‘Snow Fall’ style project by the New York Times, this time about a jockey approaching his 50,000 race. Some opinions on this approach: Who Gets to ‘Snow-Fall’ or ‘Jockey’ at The Times, and Why? and How to Build a Smarter Times, According to the Times’ Own Journalists
News and Links
An article about Saturday Night Live with interviews with the stars who became household names because of the show – what’s clever is how they have made tweetable links from the actor’s quotes, and have more in-depth interviews behind their paywall.
5 different takes on what a magazine actually is – ‘Wunderkammer’ is a wonderful word.
An interesting step back into the past.
How new technologies and the proliferation of e-readers are helping a new generation of independent authors work outside the traditional publishing system.
Barnes and Noble suffers losses, and commits to focussing on retail and the Nook.
Conde Nast has struck a deal with Amazon to handle its print and digital subscriptions for its magazines.
The Guardian have some fantastic data about digital magazine sales.
Will shoppers want to pick up a tablet with their oven-ready meal and bottle of wine?