Exact Editions


Exact Editions is an integrated content management platform for magazines and book publishers. It was launched in 2005 by Adam Hodgkin, Daryl Rayner and Tim Bruce. [1]

Apple’s Newsstand is a web-based subscription service. Exact Editions’ branded iOS apps are based on the freemium model, and offer subscriptions via in-app purchase. Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Google [2]

The platform offers subscriptions to individuals and institutions, and several titles in French and Spanish.

Exact Editions is unlike many other digital solutions for magazines. In this the model is more like that of Netflix or Spotify than iTunes.

In 2009, Exact Editions launched an Android app called ‘Exactly’, which offers access to all titles. In 2012, they started to publish the Kindle Fire through the Amazon app store.

In 2012, Exact Editions launched its first complete digital archive for Gramophone magazine, offering subscribers access to 90 years worth of issues (1,000 issues in total). Since then, Dazed & Confused ‘s 20 year archive and The Wire’ s 30 year archive have also been released. [3]

In 2016, the company launched a new service for book publishers. The service delivers the collections of books in their original format, using Boolean Search and static URLs for referencing.

Exact Editions’ titles span a variety of subjects (news, music, technology, sport) and varying frequencies of publication (weekly, monthly, quarterly).

Who they work with

Exact Editions works with over 100 publishers, including:

  • Grand Designs
  • Sainsbury’s Magazine
  • Prospect Magazine
  • Carcanet Press
  • Osprey Publishing [4]
  • Gramophone
  • The Diplomatic World [5]
  • Resugence & The Ecologist
  • Red Pepper (magazine)
  • Publishers Weekly [6] [7]
  • Literary Review
  • The Spectator [8]
  • ICON Books
  • New African
  • The Wire
  • The Lady
  • New Internationalist
  • Dazed & Confused (magazine)
  • Art Monthly
  • The Catholic Universe
  • Standpoint (magazine) [9]
  • SAGE Publications [10]
  • Ancient Egypt magazine
  • Music Week
  • TSUGI
  • So Movie
  • Congleton Chronicle [11] [12]

Exact Editions apps

Exactly Editions recently launched their own “Exactly” app [13] in the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPod Touches [14] and the iPad. [15]

They have also produced branded apps for several publishers using the “freemium” model with “in-app purchasing”. [16]

References

  1. Jump up^ Brook, Stephen (12 February 2007). “On track for a publishing revolution” . The Guardian . Retrieved 2009-08-03 .
  2. Jump up^ Thomas, Kim (5 November 2008). “Shibboleth signs up Exact Editions” . Information World Review . Retrieved 2009-08-03 .
  3. Jump up^ Reid, Alastair (11 June 2013). “The Wire launches digital archive of all 350 issues” . Journalism.co.uk . Retrieved 2013-11-22 .
  4. Jump up^ Neilan, Catherine (22 March 2010). “Osprey launches” freemium “app”. The Bookseller . Retrieved 2010-04-22 .
  5. Jump up^ Kiss, Jemima (11 January 2007). “The World’s new digital edition – with Skype!” . The Guardian . Retrieved 2010-05-20 .
  6. Jump up^ ” ‘ PW’ Teams with Exact Editions for iPhone App” . Publishers Weekly . May 25, 2010 . Retrieved 2010-05-26 .
  7. Jump up^ “Publishers Weekly Adds iPad / iPhone Edition for Book Expo” . Publishers Weekly . May 26, 2010 . Retrieved 2010-05-27 .
  8. Jump up^ Townsend, Judith (13 May 2010). “More details on Spectator’s iPad app” . www.journalism.co.uk . Retrieved 2010-05-20 .
  9. Jump up^ Scott, Peter (3 May 2010). “Get one month of Index on Censorship for just $ 0.99” . Peter Scott’s Library Blog . Retrieved 2010-05-04 .
  10. Jump up^ Scott, Peter (3 May 2010). “Get one month of Index on Censorship for just $ 0.99” . Peter Scott’s Library Blog . Retrieved 2010-05-04 .
  11. Jump up^ Robins, Peter (March 3, 2010). “Let your iPhone take you to Congleton” . The Guardian . Retrieved 2010-05-20 .
  12. Jump up^ Smith, Patrick (27 November 2009). “Exact Editions’ Local Newspaper Deal” . paidContent: UK . Retrieved 2010-05-20 .
  13. Jump up^ Yantézia, P. (2 October 2009). “Exactly is a newsstand in the palm of your hand.A journalist dream!” . Appshouter . Retrieved 2010-05-04 .
  14. Jump up^ Rothman, David (26 May 2009). Books, mags and newspapers in your iPhone: Exact Editions app-with ‘pageflow’ view . Teleread . Retrieved 2009-07-30 .
  15. Jump up^ Andrews, Robert (March 29, 2010). “Spectator’s Mag iPad Will Have Monthly ‘Pay Membrane ‘ ” . paidContentUK . Retrieved 2010-04-22 .
  16. Jump up^ Neilan, Catherine (22 March 2010). “Osprey launches” freemium “app”. The Bookseller . Retrieved 2010-04-22 .