Wired Does Digital Subscriptions - Properly!

Wired Magazine will start offering users electronic options for subscribing to it's monthly publication and it appears that Conde Nast, the magazine's owners actually understand the concept of digital delivery. Let's hope they pass that message on to the rest of the publishing industry.

If you're already a subscriber to Wired's print magazine then you'll now receive the digital edition too, at no extra charge. Fantastic!

Furthermore, if you aren't currently a subscriber, you can subscribe to the digital edition only for slightly more than half of the cost of the print edition. Again, fantastic.

If this model takes off then I have no doubts that the publishing industry can survive the current sales crisis, which particularly affects magazines.

Let's hope that the US pricing model is followed in the UK, which would mean that a digital subscription would cost approximately £15 a year.