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The end of Revolution magazine in print?

New media business print mag Revolution is being offered in digital magazine format.

The mag, which is published by Michael Hestletine’s Haymarket Publishing, will be live for July/August’s edition (two months to account for the slow advertising period we imagine) for free as a virtual magazine after partnering with Ceros interface.

A report of the Ceros deal on Haymarket’s own Brand Republic failed to mention how ‘paperless’ the magazine might be in future, as in, will a print version continue to exist? Will one need to exist, now that advertisers are being offered rich media and links to their sites?

If so, will the mag continue as a free download and be funded by ads alone?

Although they feel like a throwback to 1999.com, ‘virtual’ magazines are taking off among publishers – perhaps because their ads are easier to sell. Advertisers ‘get’ the traditional quarter/half/full page ad slots.

It’s doubtful that Haymarket would go to all the trouble of laying out the mag only to pull the print version, but let’s wait and see.

Wonder what the team at Centaur’s New Media Age make of all this?
Update (15/10/07): At least one member of Centaur staff has read this post. Care to comment?

Emap recruits Centaur Media’s digital publisher

Centaur’s digital publisher Stephen Brooks has joined Emap as digital director, lifestyle, Emap Communications.

Brand Republic (owned by Centaur peer Haymarket Publishing) suggests that the move is part of a recent drive to boost Emap’s digital ops – especially if the publisher is to meet its target of doubling digital revenues by the end of 2008.

It seems that things are moving a little faster in the digital department, at last. As per my recent post on print publisher’s God given right to survive online, Brand Republic referred to Emap chairman, Alun Cathcart’s previous comments that the company needs to speed up the execution of its strategy of adapting to audience consumption shifts from traditional to digital media platforms.

***UPDATE***
Stephen has left a comment to clarify that his position is digital director for EMAP Business, not Consumer. Note to self: triple check anything reported on Brand Republic…

Read the fuller piece.