While Amazon has been pushing its Kindle news content a lot over the past year that hasn’t stopped them from expanding their print magazine deals as well. Amazon announced late yesterday that they have expanded their partnership with Hearst to become Amazon Hearst’s largest third-party seller of subscriptions for its print magazines.
Funnily enough, the largest print newsstand for Hearst magazines will have a digital storefront. According to Amazon’s press release, “Hearst has sold more than four million magazine subscriptions via the Internet and expects to increase its sales via this expanded agreement.”
David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines had this statement: “This bridge between one of the best platform and technology companies and our premier media and content company gives Hearst and Amazon a launching pad to take both our businesses to the next level. Amazon values exceptional content and we are excited about the possibilities. We look forward to working with the Amazon team.”