Wired.comâ€™s Epicenter blog reports today that Wired sold 24,000 copies of its iPad app in the first 24 hours since Tuesday night when it was made available for download in Appleâ€™s iPad App store. This was after Business Insider had estimated that Wired would probably only sell around 3,000 copies on its first day.
Conde Nast , Wiredâ€™s publishers, have said that they plan many more innovative features in the next few months, as part of a continuing development process. As Epicenter points out, the real proof of the pudding for new magazine apps is whether they can sustain the interest of their readership after the initial novelty factor has worn off. They also need to sort out some decent subscription packages that are attractive enough to encourage customers to sign up for the long term. Currently you can only buy individual copies of the Wired iPad app for $5.00, which is the same as the cover price of the print version.
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net