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Newsweek Magazine Goes Digital Only

In the news today, was the announcement that Newsweek magazine will no longer be offered in print format as of the end of 2012. This may come as a shock to some, but us in the digital publishing world kind of expected it. More and more magazines and publications are moving their stuff to digital format and are quickly realizing the benefits of doing so.

This announcement has less to do about the limitations of print, but rather the possibilities of digital publishing. With all of the features currently available in digital publishing software and the explosive growth of mobile tablets and even readers, publishers are able to reach more people, cheaper, and in a more timely way.

The decision by Newsweek magazine is back by all of the statistical data that is available through digital publishing software. As the article suggests, the tipping point has been reached whereby it makes sense for them to publish in digital format only.