Digital bookstore Emily Books launches iOS subscription app for ebooks

Independent digital bookstore and publisher Emily Books already offers subscriptions to its monthly ebook selections through its website. Now it has launched an iOS app, “Emily Books Reader,” that lets users subscribe and read the ebooks on their iPhones or iPads.

Serious Eats launches monthly iOS food magazine with 29th Street Publishing

Serious Eats, one of my favorite food websites, has launched a monthly food magazine with iOS publisher 29th Street Publishing (more about 29th Street here). Each issue of “Serious Eats Magazine” will focus on an individual theme “by combining the most popular recipes and features in our archives into single, elegant collections.” The first issue, available for iPad and iPhone, is free (it’s all about grilling steak). After that, subscriptions are $19.99 per year, $1.99 per month or $2.99 for an individual issue.

How publishers are getting over the app debate: 3 examples

Fewer publishers are treating apps as a make-or-break business decision. Instead, a shift in the economics of app making means publishers can choose from a wider variety of app options that are tailored to the type of content they produce.