Zinio Expands Reach Further - Now Enables High-Fidelity Travel and Leisure Destination Planning
Industry leaders Rough Guides and Greenspun Media Group
launch portfolios globally; select Zinio to help shape their digital
San Francisco, CA (June 4, 2008) - Zinio (www.zinio.com), the leading online
publishing, distribution and retail services company, announces the
launch of digital editions for Rough Guides travel guides and a
selection of titles from Greenspun Media Group (GMG) and its luxury
publication division, Niche Media. Both the travel guides and
destination magazines will be available through Zinio and its
online/offline digital reader. This effort marks the first global
enablement of such comprehensive titles supporting the travel and
leisure destination industry.
"As people continue to migrate to the online world to research
and make travel plans, Zinio is proud to provide travelers the ability
to engage with such high definition, digital versions of the Rough
Guides or Greenspun Media Group and Niche Media titles. Now, travelers
have these great elements for their upcoming destination at their
fingertips," said Rich Maggiotto, CEO Zinio.
"As a travel content provider, we like to engage with Rough Guide
readers across a number of different platforms and we're really pleased
to be working with Zinio on this," said Liz Statham, marketing director
with Rough Guides. Rough Guides destinations include Amsterdam, Dubai,
Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Madrid, New York City, Paris and Rome.
For travelers and locals, Zinio is in the process of releasing
the entire portfolio of Greenspun titles including: In Business Las
Vegas, Las Vegas Home & Design, Las Vegas Magazine (LVM), Las Vegas
Weekly, Vegas2Go and VegasGolfer. Niche Media titles currently available
include: Atlanta Peach, Ocean Drive, Ocean Drive Espanol and VEGAS
Magazine with additional titles to follow over the next few months.
"Whether in the tourism, local community, or luxury sectors, our
publications deliver the best of culture, fashion, entertainment,
nightlife and more in each of the markets they serve," said Kris
Donnelly, vice president of circulation for Greenspun Media Group. "With
Zinio, our readers can now access these indispensable titles anytime,
anywhere in the world."
"The addition of Greenspun Media Group and Niche Media titles
marks another key initiative in the evolution of the publishing
industry. Now, travelers don't need to wait to get to the hotel to
access the plethora of treasures kept within the covers of these most
beneficial magazines," said Jeanniey Mullen, CMO and EVP for Zinio.
The Rough Guides e-guides, Greenspun titles and Niche Media
titles are available immediately on the Zinio global newsstand at
About Rough Guides
Rough Guides is a leading publisher of travel information with
over 300 travel guides, maps and phrasebooks. An award-winning
CoolBrand, passionate for telling it like it is, Rough Guides are
respected for their accurate, up-to-date content and informed,
contemporary writing. Rough Guides also produce guides to subjects as
diverse as Climate Change and the iPhone, and publish downloadable
travel podcasts, podscrolls, e-guides and digital maps. Rough Guide
travel content is also available on mobile phones in Europe with
Motorola and Samsung. For more information visit www.roughguides.com and do as Rough Guides do: Make the most of
your time on earth.
About Greenspun Media Group
Greenspun Media Group (GMG) is managed by The Greenspun
Corporation with headquarters in Henderson, Nev. Its primary businesses
include the newspaper and magazine publications, In Business Las Vegas,
Las Vegas Home & Design, Las Vegas Magazine (LVM), Las Vegas Life, Las
Vegas Weekly, Home News Community Newspapers of Nevada, Ralston Flash,
Vegas2Go and VegasGolfer. GMG is also the parent company of Niche Media
Holdings LLC, publishers of luxury magazines, which include: Art Basel
Miami Beach, Aspen Peak, Atlanta Peach, Bal Harbour, Boston Common,
Capitol File, Florida Inside Out, Gotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles
Confidential, Michigan Ave, Ocean Drive, Ocean Drive Espanol,
Philadelphia Style, Style the magazine of the Venetian and Palazzo
resorts, Trump, Vegas and Wynn. GMG is owned by the Greenspun family,
which also publishes the Las Vegas Sun daily newspaper, owns the Web
sites VEGAS.com and LasVegas.com; Vegas TV, KTUD TV 14, Las Vegas'
number one independent TV station and Las Vegas ONE, a partnership with
KLAS TV-8 and Cox Communications on an all-news cable channel.