Zinio Systems, Inc.--a provider of digital magazine production, distribution, and circulation--has released its second biannual industry analysis, revealing growth among audited digital magazine titles, circulation and deliveries, and increased use of rich media in digital publishing.
According to Zinio's report, from June to December 2004, digital magazines experienced across the board growth with a marked increase among audited digital titles, circulation and deliveries, including 33.7% growth in number of titles, 25.9% growth in circulation, and 38.4% growth in deliveries.
While more business publications have gone digital, consumer publications have higher average digital circulation; use of rich media in digital publications grew 188% from Q1 2004 to Q1 2005, based on Zinio production statistics. This dramatic growth demonstrates a growing commitment by publishers to take advantage of the capabilities inherent in digital publications; digital providers control the lion's share of digital magazine distribution. 85.6% of all digital circulation was executed with a digital provider rather than by the publisher using PDF; Zinio Systems continues to dominate digital magazine publishing with 62% market share, and recently surpassed two million subscribers.