December 22, 2015 Last Updated 9:42 am

Holiday offers: Texture 3 months for free, Spotify family plan, Mag+ discounts licenses

Here is a round-up of special holiday offers being made available to digital publishers. Companies wishing to be included in this feature should contact TNM and we will be happy to include you

The end of the year is approaching, and no doubt many companies will be wanted to drive sales by offering some sort of discount. Like TNM’s Black Friday round-up of deals, I thought I’d start a new round-up of offers being made available to digital publishing professionals.

If you are a vendor with a year end deal, let me know by using our Contacts pages to reach TNM.

And by the way, TNM has its own deal of sorts: until the 2016 ad rate card comes out in mid-January, our 2015 rates will still be in effect on all order made before that time. If you would like to receive the rate card let me know through the Contacts page and it will get passed along.

It turns out that no other digital publishing platforms reached out to TNM about a holiday offer – meaning they either are not doing anything for the holiday, totally reasonable actually, or they just aren’t into us publishers these days, also possible.

Texture-gift-400So here are a couple other late minute gift ideas…

Texture, the digital newsstand from Next Issue Media, is offering a 3 month gift plan for $10. You have to purchase it before midnight on December 25th.

What Next Issue doesn’t say is whether, after three months, this gift subscription runs out, or continues at the regular rate. My guess is, that because it is a gift, Next Issue uses the three months to convince the recipient of the gift that they should continue. Good marketing, in my opinion.

There may be other such offers from other digital newsstands, but none reaching out to TNM, so buy Texture’s offer.
Spotify is offering to upgrade your music streaming subscription to a family plan, also to last three months. This one already costs you $9.99, so again there is not cost to extend things out to your family members (unless you don’t really like them much).

You can add found four family members (or friends, how would they know) for no extra cost, then after three months my guess is that Spotify then tries to sell you on upgrading to the family plan. Assuming you say “No’ then Spotify might have pleased your family members enough that they will decide to buy their own Spotify subscription.

Again, if anyone else wants to be included in this feature, let me know though the Contact page.


This just landed in my In-Box: CoverPage is offering a 20 percent discount on all digital publishing packages.

Also today, Origami Engine has launched 2.0 of its platform – and though I don’t know if this is a holiday offer, they are pricing their “Indy” plan for $49, normally $99. Here is where it gets a bit confusing, though: I don’t see any reference to the discount on their website (I saw it in their email). So you may want to reach out to them if interested.

Keep ’em coming guys.

(By the way, not including the offer from National Geographic as they constantly spam me with emails daily – same with The New York Times – quite obnoxious.)


The year is about to end, but there’s still time to get a good deal on your next Mag+ Designd App License! As a special holiday promotion we’d like to offer you an opportunity to buy one of our Multi Licenses and save anywhere from $1,200 – $2,400 annually!

MagPlus-holiday-300Here are our December 2015 special offers:

  • Buy our Multi License and get $100 off your monthly license (each month) for the first year of the new app (save $1,200)
  • Buy our MOST POPULAR Multi Pro License and get $200 off your monthly license (each month) for the 1st year of the new app (save $2,400)

Details for this holiday promotion:

  • Only valid for Mag+ Designd licenses
  • Only valid for new apps (not for upgrades)
  • The contract must be signed by 12/31/15
  • Find out more about the two license types here

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