Google have launched Google Play Newsstand, their new Android app for magazine, news and blog content. Merging the Play magazine app and Google Currents (news app), readers can subscribe to magazines and newspapers within the app as well as their favourite blogs and news sites - all optimised for mobile available on or offline.
Users in Australia, UK, US and Canada have been automatically upgraded from Google Play magazine app to Google Play Newsstand. Google Currents users can upgrade to Google Play Newsstand by downloading the new app where their content should be ready and waiting.
Watch the Google Play Newsstand video (1.11 mins)
The winners of the Australian Magazine Awards were announced at an industry lunch held at The Ivy on Thursday 14 November 2013. The awards, established in 2009 to primarily market magazines to media buyers and national advertisers honour Australian magazines at the top of their game.
Some categories were by submission including; Custom Magazine of the Year; Magazine App of the Year; Website of the Year; Magazine Event of the Year; Cover of the Year; and Editor of the Year. The other 16 category nominations were based on circulation growth (AMAA), readership (Roy Morgan), advertising volume (ACNielsen), front cover, editorial content and design.
Congratulations to all the winners!
2013 Australian Magazine Award Winners (and shortlist titles)
Magazine of the Year: Frankie (Morrison Media)
Food & Entertainment: Delicious (NewsLifeMedia)
Gourmet Traveller Wine
Home & Garden: Real Living (Bauer)
Australian Home Beautiful
Better Homes and Gardens
Women's: Australian Women's Weekly (Bauer)
Health & Family: Good Health (Bauer)
Healthy Food Guide
Fashion: Frankie (Morrison Media)
General Interest: Money (Bauer)
Australian Property Investor
BRW (now closed)
PC & Tech Authority
Motoring & Men's: Men's Health (Pacific Magazines)
Australian 4WD Action
Australian Auto Action
Australian Men's Fitness
Niche: Australian Photography + Digital (Yaffa Publishing)
Australian Auto Action
Freshwater Fishing Australia
Sport Fishing Australia
Newspaper Inserted Magazine: AFR Magazine (Fairfax)
The Australian Magazine
Cover of the Year: Harper's Bazaar, May 2013 (Bauer) / Vogue Australia, February 2013 (NewsLifeMedia)
Editor of the Year: Julia Zaetta, Better Homes and Gardens (Pacific Magazines)
Custom: Myer Emporium (Bauer)
Launch: Grand Designs Australia (Universal Magazines)
Magazine Event: Vogue Fashion's Night Out (NewsLifeMedia)
Magazine Website: Vogue Australia (NewsLifeMedia)
Magazine App: Coles Magazine (Bauer)
Hall of Fame: Julia Zaetta
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