Hearst, Conde Nast and Meredith have all reached agreements with Amazon. The lone houldout is Time Inc.
Comparing Amazon to Apple, one publisher told AllThingsD, "You've got beauty and design with Apple, which we love. But with Amazon you have marketing, and ease of use. We?re very optimistic."
Ironically, magazine publishers appear to be looking at the opportunity much like book publshers did Apple when the iPad came out. They see an Amazon tablet as a necessary competitor for the iPad.
Amazon's tablet, believed to be called the Kindle Fire, is expected to be announced at a media event tomorrow.
Written by: Rich Fiscus @ 27 Sep 2011 15:20