11-12-2013 11:13 AM
I've noticed the recent issues of Wired and Vanity Fair are no longer interactive. Instead, they act like images or books. Previously, there was a good bit of interactive content, including the table of contents, the cover, and web links. Has the publisher changed their content or am I somehow getting a bum file?
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11-12-2013 12:09 PM
There's a lengthly thread regarding similar issues with the New Yorker magazine. If you search New Yorker, you should find the thread. I'm not sure if the issue was resolved.
11-12-2013 12:11 PM
I suspect it is the same deal as The New Yorker. Sounds like some kind of software issue but the question to me is still who's fault it is. I'm thinking B&N no longer wishes to support whatever is necessary to make them interactive tho I could be wrong there. Given that this has happend with the New Yorker, I'm betting it's B&N driving that train. Bottom line? It's not a corrupt copy or anything else. Some of these magazines are now being offered by B&N as non-interactive. I can pretty much guarantee that is NOT the case with the iPad. Darn Apple again. I won't be getting an iPad and I won't be subscribing to any magazines that go that route. Perhaps the Goolg ePlay version of the magazine is still interactive.
11-12-2013 01:51 PM
I'm thinking B&N no longer wishes to support whatever is necessary to make them interactive tho I could be wrong there.
Kind of a gray area. B&N has not removed any existing functionality. It seems that magazine publishers may have made some update to their interactive content so that it no longer works with the existing B&N program, and B&N has not upgraded to deal with it. So then the next obvious step is to deliver the non-interactive version of the publication to the devices where the interactive will no longer work.
Whose fault is it? Take your pick.
11-13-2013 12:20 AM
I also subscribe to Vanity Fair & I believe the change took place in the last two months. I also got an email from Vanity Fair re the availability of an Android app. I didn't pay any attention but maybe you need to have the app to get the interactive issue.
PC World has recently changed over to all digital & you need an app for that to get interactive content. Frankly, it does not work very well & is so annoying that I have been reading the non-interactive version through my free Zinio account from the local library. Unless they get the problems fixed I won't renew my subscription in Feb & will just read the free version from now on. I hope needing seperate apps for various magazines is not going to become a trend. I don't know what the situation is with Wired, I don't have a subscription to that one, I just access it through the Zinio account.