Zinio Flies Past Fierce Feathered Friends to Become Top 3 Grossing iPad App in U.S.

Zinio, the world’s largest and most popular global magazine newsstand, today announced it has secured a spot in the top 3 grossing iPad Apps, bested only by box office smashing blue forest dwellers, and a productivity suite. As the number one iTunes News app in 52 countries, Zinio’s popularity showcases the incredible global demand for digital enjoyment of magazines today.

Since its Apple iOS 2.0 release in July, Zinio has ranked as the number one top grossing News app in most countries, including the top free app in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and UK.

In addition to its iTunes success, Zinio’s Android app has exceeded 300,000 installs in less than 60 days since its launch.

“The global interest in reading on mobile devices has propelled Zinio to be the magazine newsstand of choice for readers,” said Rich Maggiotto, Zinio president and CEO. “It’s nice to know that an app built to drive magazine reading can be just as addictive, if not more, than some of the top grossing entertainment apps on the market.”

The easy reading and exploration of magazines, and incredible portability, with Zinio is simply unmatched. With a laser focus in early 2011 on developing market-leading features and functionality to deliver the most compelling and interactive reading experience available, paid orders through Zinio are up 253 percent in Q2 year-to-date over last year. More than 175 million magazine issues have been delivered to Zinio readers to date.

Offering the largest selection of magazine titles today, in the most languages, is another strong focus of Zinio. In Q2 2011 alone, Zinio added 400 magazine titles from 28 countries to its 4,500+ titles. Zinio has become the largest magazine newsstand in the world, online or offline, and offers unmatched discoverability of stories and magazines through its free “Explore” section, which features top articles across a multitude of genres.

Zinio plans in 2011 to offer its newsstand on every emerging platform and device that consumers today desire – and unlike other newsstands, allow its users to access their entire library across all of their devices. Through its UNITY™ platform, readers can now access their Zinio cloud library on their Mac, PC, laptop, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows 7 devices, with others to follow. Zinio is preloaded on a growing number of Android devices coming into market through a number of partnerships.

Zinio for Android is available for free in Android Market.

Zinio for iOS is available for free in the iTunes Store.

About Zinio

Zinio is where the world reads, explores and interacts with the largest selection of magazines across today’s most popular devices. News may break elsewhere, but stories live on Zinio. No other platform provides global access to thousands of magazine titles covering every major genre, industry, specialty and hobby. Zinio users download millions of magazine issues a month in 33 languages and 20 currencies – from almost every major global publisher. The company is focused on creating an intuitive and effortless digital experience that transforms how we read, from passive to active, from solo to social. Zinio users can easily search stories and topics that they are passionate about, share with friends, save and curate content, shop for products, and store all of their favorite magazines in Zinio across all of their favorite devices. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei.  For more information, please visit www.zinio.com, or follow us on Twitter at @Zinio.