I've just created my first issue of a magazine. I've started with pages (doesn't work really with new version) and switched to scribus (open-source publisher).
I also bought a five gig, but the "designer" just needed a lot of time and excuses and the result was very disappointing.
Now after learning to use the program I "designed" a pdf with links and nice cover (in photoshop) and have had a lot of fun doing so.
Now I can send this pdf via email, but I also want to turn it into a newsstand app.
(+google play/kindle). I did a research and most of the time the publisher (pdf converter to html5) sell a server and want monthly subscription.
I want to be independent and guess it can't be to hard to build this app.
I have a Mac and xcode, still need the developer account for 99$/80 Eur.
Do I have to build it new in xcode? Isn't there a template available in xcode for newsstand? Do I have to place all the items pic, text, link etc.? my myself? I guess I can do that, but still want to look for a quicker and easier way
What about baker framework/html5 ? Does it make sense?
Isn't there an app I can use?
Does it make sense to use newsstand at all? Can I apply for newsstand and as an "normal" app?
I want to give my magazine away for free and like the push-notification in newsstand.
Do I still get the subscriber emails/details? or just a number from apple?
My magazine is not in English, this makes outsourcing a bit harder. But I would love to hear, how you publish your magazines.
The set-up it the hardest and I want to focus on my magazine - much more fun.
Thank you for ideas, experiences you made and all kind of tips!