Conde Nast Joins the iPad Subscription Game

Big name publisher Conde Nast has followed in Hearst’s footsteps and will be offering in-app magazine subscriptions on Apple’s iPad. The company is starting off with The New Yorker, and in addition to in-app purchases, print subscribers will have access to the iPad version for free.

The New Yorker on the iPadThe New Yorker gets iPad subscriptions

The New Yorker readers can subscribe to the publication on their iPad for US$5.99 a month, which works out to be a much better deal than the magazine’s original $4.99 per issue price. For readers that don’t want to pay for a subscription, they can still pick up individual issues for $4.99.

Annual iPad subscriptions cost $59.99, while traditional print subscriptions cost $69.95. The print subscription, however, also includes free access to digital version on the iPad.

Last week, Hearst began offering in-app subscriptions for its Popular Mechanics, The Oprah Magazine and Esquire titles. The publisher has plans to offer iPad newspaper subscriptions at some point, too.

Time Inc is onboard with iPad magazine deals, too, at least partially. The publisher recently began offering free access to some of its digital magazines for print subscribers. It hasn’t, however, agreed to sell in-app subscriptions.

The New Yorker Magazine app is available as a free download at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.

[Thanks to AllThingsD for the heads up.]