Exact Editions

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Exact Editions
Founder Adam Hodgkin, Daryl Rayner, Tim Bruce
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Website exacteditions.com

Exact Editions is an integrated content management platform for magazine publishers. It was launched in 2005 by Adam Hodgkin, Daryl Rayner and Tim Bruce.[1]

Initially available as a web-based subscription service, the platform has expanded into developing iOS apps for Apple’s Newsstand. Exact Editions’ branded iOS apps are based on the freemium model, and offer subscriptions via in-app purchase. Branded apps developed through Exact Editions allow users to sync issues for offline use, share app content via social media and email, and bookmark pages to return to.[2]

The platform offers subscriptions to individuals and to institutions, as well as several titles in French and Spanish.

Exact Editions is unlike many other digital solutions for magazines in focusing firmly on a subscription model for access. In this the model is more like that of Netflix or Spotify than iTunes.

In 2009, Exact Editions launched an Android app called ‘Exactly’, which offers access to all titles. In 2012, they began offering publishers the additional option to offer apps on the Kindle Fire through the Amazon app store.

In 2012, Exact Editions launched its first complete digital archive for Gramophone magazine, offering subscribers access to 90 years’ worth of back issues (1,000 issues in total). Since then, Dazed & Confused’s 20 year archive and The Wire’s 30 year archive have also been released.[3]

The company recently rolled out a geo-location feature called ByPlace™ across their iOS apps. This capability allows publishers to make their iTunes app freely available from a specific place, or several places, for a specified period of time, by specifying the geo-coordinates.

Exact Editions’ titles span a variety of subjects (news, music, technology, sport) and varying frequencies of publication (weekly, monthly, quarterly).

Who they work with

Exact Editions works with over 100 publishers, including:

Exact Editions apps

Exact Editions recently launched their own app "Exactly"[16] in the Apple App Store for downloading onto iPhones, iPod Touches[17] and the iPad.[18]

They have also produced branded apps for several publishers using the "freemium" model with "in-app purchasing".[19]


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  2. Thomas, Kim (5 November 2008). "Shibboleth signs up Exact Editions". Information World Review. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  3. Reid, Alastair (11 June 2013). "The Wire launches digital archive of all 350 issues". Journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  4. Prigg, Mark (29 July 2009). "Local library lets you read virtual books on your mobile". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  5. Fogg, Claire (16 April 2009). "Coming soon to a web browser near you: the Bloomsbury Library Online". Writers & Artists. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  6. Jones, Philip (16 April 2009). "Bloomsbury unveils digital shelf for libraries". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  7. Neilan, Catherine (22 March 2010). "Osprey launches "freemium" app". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2010-04-22
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  8. Kiss, Jemima (11 January 2007). "Le Monde's new digital edition - with Skype!". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  9. "'PW' Teams with Exact Editions for iPhone App". Publishers Weekly. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  10. "Publishers Weekly Adds iPad/iPhone Edition for Book Expo". Publishers Weekly. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  11. Townsend, Judith (13 May 2010). "More details on Spectator’s iPad app". www.journalism.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  12. Scott, Peter (3 May 2010). "Get one month of Index on Censorship for just $0.99". Peter Scott's Library Blog. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  13. Scott, Peter (3 May 2010). "Get one month of Index on Censorship for just $0.99". Peter Scott's Library Blog. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  14. Robins, Peter (3 March 2010). "Let your iPhone take you to Congleton". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  15. Smith, Patrick (27 November 2009). "Exact Editions’ Local Newspaper Deal". paidContent: UK. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  16. Yantézia, P. (2 October 2009). "Exactly is like a newsstand in the palm of your hand. A journalist dream!". Appshouter. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  17. Rothman, David (26 May 2009). "Books, mags and newspapers in original layouts on your iPhone: Exact Editions app—with ‘pageflow’ view". Teleread. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  18. Andrews, Robert (29 March 2010). "Spectator’s iPad Mag Will Have Monthly ‘Pay Membrane’". paidContentUK. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  19. Neilan, Catherine (22 March 2010). "Osprey launches "freemium" app". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2010-04-22.