How To Make A Magazine - Create an Apple Newsstand Magazine
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How To Make A Magazine - Create an Apple Newsstand Magazine

Learn How To Create a Digital Newsstand Magazine App - Step by Step Guide - Publish Unlimited Magazines - BakerFramework
3.4 (30 ratings)
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811 students enrolled
Created by Peter Moxon
Last updated 9/2013
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Teach you how to create a Digital Magazine and publish it on the iTunes Newsstand
  • Keep your publishing costs down to almost ZERO
  • Learn how to publish new magazine issues really fast
  • Master the app creation and publication process to help you grow and expand your business
  • Learn how you can make each issue of you magazine, look and behave differently from the rest
  • Learn the In's & Out's of creating apps on iTunesConnect
  • Create and understand provisioning profiles
  • Learn how to test, debug and tweak your magazine issues prior publishing them live
  • Access to a Mac Computer

You can now join 200+ digital publishers in this course showing you step by step how to publish a magazine on the Apple iOS Newsstand.

Great changes are happening in the digital publishing world. People are changing their reading habits; they are consuming information in different ways and when it comes to magazines, readers want the latest issues delivered instantly to their digital devices. They also want a wider choice and realize they can access magazines from around the globe, instantly.

These changes are just the beginning of a new world in publishing, content creation and distribution, and this course will ensure you are in the right place to be at the forefront with publishing to mobile devices and tablets.

Digital Publishing Made Easy

This digital magazine publishing course is a one of a kind complete step by step solution for companies or individuals who want to publish their own magazines on the Apple Newsstand.

This course makes it a simple process to take an existing magazine and produce a complete digital magazine that can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Newsstand.

All you need to get started is a PDF of your magazine. You can then follow the course videos to turn your PDF's into digital magazines. If you can create MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Pages or Keynote files.... you can save those as PDF files and get started right away.

The creation process has been broken down into simple steps so that anyone can follow the video tutorials, download the template app and produce a magazine within in less than a day.

Once you have a place to store your digital files online (Website, Amazon S3 account etc..) there is ZERO cost going forward. Everything you need is free! A stark contrast to services like PageSuite, Magcast, Mag+ and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

Let's answer a few Digital Magazine questions ...

I am not a Magazine Publisher. Can I benefit from this course?

  • The playing fields have been levelled. No longer do you need to have an existing magazine and a mountain of cash to develop a magazine and get it published. If you have a website, Blog or produce a newsletter... in fact, if you publish just about any content at all you can build your own magazine and get it published on iPhones and iPads.
  • Take a look on the newsstand right now and you will see there are new magazines focused on the tiniest of niches that are gaining huge readership numbers. You can do the same.

Does This Mean I Have To Create Lots Of Content?

  • No! A great feature of making a digital magazine is that there are no limitations on what you can publish. Forget duplicate content penalties! You can repurpose all of your own existing material in you magazine(s).
  • Think about it... Your magazine sits behing Apple's iTune store... You are not producing a website here, you are producing a magazine. You can publish what ever you like.

Why would I want to publish a magazine on the iPad or iPhone?

  • You no doubt know that being able to write and publish a digital book (think Kindle) is a fantastic way to help boost your own credibility and establish yourself as a leader in your field. Well what do you think owning a magazine will do?
  • You build yourself a platform from which you can not only reach your audience on a regular basis (Daily, Weekly or Monthly) but also have the opportunity to bring in other experts to produce content for you.

Who controls the magazine?

  • One of the beauties of publishing a magazine using the processes highlight in this course will mean you own the complete end to end solution.
  • There are many digital magazine solutions out there for you to choose from, but what they don't tell you is that once you start using their platform, you are stuck with them going forward and they often take a cut of you magazine profits. Not to mention the ongoing high fees they charge.
  • This course leave you in full control of your own digital magazine solution. You own it and you get to keep 100%% of the income.

Do I need to purchase any software to create the Digital Magazine?

  • Absolutely not. There are some costs involved but these are for things like joining the Apple Developer Program ($99 per year - everyone has to do this to be able to sell app's and magazines on iTunes) and hosting you magazine files online (from as little as $3 per month).
  • This course will show you step by step how to use existing software tools that nearly everyone already own to create the Newsstand files.
  • One of the key goals when creating this course was to make sure you don't have to spend any money on software tools to get started.

Do I have to have any programming experience?

  • Absolutely not. All you need is to produce a PDF. From there just follow along with the video instructions.

Can I ask for Support?

  • Most definitely. You can ask as many questions as you wish and Pete will answer.

Do I need a Mac to do the course?

  • Ideally yes, but it is not absolutely necessarily. The course also includes a section on how you can rent a virtual Mac online for just a few dollars.

Can I add interactivity to the magazine?

  • Yes you can. If you know anything about HTML or are able to create HTML5 web pages, you will love this course. Anything you can do on a web page you can add into your magazines.... Videos, Audio, Interactive elements, javascript, transitions, social integration.... this list just goes on and on.

You'll Learn

  • How to design your magazine so it fit perfectly on the iPad.
  • How to structure your magazine pages to take advantage of the Barker Framework magazine Index navigation functionality.
  • How to make simple tweak to your pages for dramatic effects.
  • How to store your magazine issues online for easy downline by your magazine app.
  • How easy it is for you to add as many back issues of your magazine as you wish.
  • Fast magazine creation techniques and what pitfalls to look out for.
  • The easy way to create you apps on iTunesConnect.
  • How to setup free magazine subscriptions.
  • Important testing techniques to makes sure you magazine looks awesome on the iPad before releasing it live.
  • How to track down bugs and test out changes super super fast.
  • The various Baker Framework configurations options to make you magazines work in lanscape and portrait modes.
  • Learn how to turn on page zooming


  • As a special bonus, you will get access to Pete's very own magazine issue creation software that lets you create your magazine issues in under 2 minute! Saving hours and hours of time. This app is currently in development and will be release as soon as the final bugs are ironed out. If you want a pre-release, just ask once you have signed up!
  • Once enough people are on-board, you will get access to a special Publishers online community where you can share ideas, tricks and techniques to make the most out of you magazines.

So what are you waiting for?

If you have any questions you need answered before signing-up, send Pete a message here on Udemy or on facebook - I want you to feel 100%% confident in this course so you are assured that you will get the best results you can get.

I look forward to seeing you inside the course. Get Started Today!

Who this course is for:
  • Online Business Owners
  • Authors
  • Publishers
  • Consultants
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Coaches
  • Small & Large Business Owners
  • Professionals looking to make a name for themselves
  • Non-Profit / Social enterprises
  • App Developers
  • App Publishers
Course content
Expand all 37 lectures 05:41:25
+ Designing A Digital Magazine
4 lectures 31:51
In this lesson we take a look at how an HPUB document is put together and discuss what we will do when creating our own.
The Structure Of A HPub Document - Your Magazine Issue
In this lesson I will highlight some key design considerations to keep in mind when designing your digital magazine.
iPad Dimensions and Design Considerations
This lesson goes over some popular tools we can use to create content in our magazine.
Tools To Create Our Magazine Content
Here we go through the steps needed to create our Magazine PDF document.
Generating Our Magazine PDF and Images
+ Package Your Magazine Issue
5 lectures 42:15
Step by Step instructions on how to create a magazine HTML page.
Generating Our Magazine Pages HTML Files
Here we create our BOOK.CSS file that enables us to view our magazine pages.
Generating Our Magazine CSS File
Here we dip into the book.json file and see what we need to create - at a minimum!
Creating Our Own book.json file
The lesson shows how to create the final file to make up our hpub document - the index.html file.
Create the index.html file
File Hosting -

We need to ensure our magazine issues can be downloaded and viewed whenever a reader wants. So we need to place our magazine issue files on the internet somewhere.

There are many companies on the internet that offer file hosting and most likely you already a website hosted with a web hosting company that can be used to store your files.

If you don't have a location online to host your files or you just need a new place to test things out, I recommend you sign-up with HostGator. You can get started for around $3. It’s a no-brainer!

I use HostGator to test my magazine delivery and have never had any issues.

Here is a link to see what deals they have running right now

You can also use this 25% Off Voucher Code if you use their services:
Coupon Code: NEWSSTAND25
File Hosting - Must Have!
1 page
+ Hosting Your Magazines Digital Files
3 lectures 20:51
In this lesson we place our HPUB file on our file server and ensure everything works.
Uploading Our HPUB Document To The Webserver
In this lesson we generate the shelf.json file that is used to catalogue our magazine issues for our app.
Create the shelf.json file
Here we add our first magazine screenshot to the file server.
Add The Issue Image File Referenced In The shelf.json File
+ Create & Configure Your iOS Magazine App
5 lectures 35:10
Here we run through the MUST HAVE software and hardware tools needed to create your Magazine App.
Prerequisites For Creating An iPad Magazine App
Time to download and take a look at the Baker Framework iOS APP
First Look At The Magazine App In xCode
This video takes you through the creation of you digital certificates and provisioning profiles.
iOS Developer Center - Creating Certificates and Provisioning Profiles
iOS Developer Center - Adding Testing Devices and Creating An APP ID
iOS Developer Center - Creating Development & Distribution Profiles
+ Testing You Magazine App
5 lectures 58:05
We can now test the App on our own iOS devices. Let's see how in this video.
Testing The Magazine App On Your iOS Device
This video shows how to setup your app in iTunesConnect
Setup And Configure Your Magazine App in iTunesConnect
Every magazine app on iTunes must create a subscription to allow users to subscribe to your magazine. In this video we go through setting up a FREE SUBSCRIPTION in-app purchase.
Setup a Free Subscription In-App Purchase in iTunesConnect
Now we have all the elements of our Magazine App setup we can start to test it on our iOS devices.
Test Our Own Magazine
In this lesson we test out the Free Subscription option and see how to setup a test user in iTunes Connect
Testing the Free Subscription
+ Customising the Magazine App
8 lectures 01:14:59
In this lesson we apply some new icons to our App
Adding Your Own Magazine App Icons
In this lesson we change some of the text styling on the magazine shelf.
Changing The Style Of The Magazine Shelf
In this lesson we learn how to change the various text elements that help make up our magazine interface.
Changing The Localisation Settings For Different Languages & Customised Text
Customising The Index.html File
We now go onto modify the index.html file so that it appear on the left and some othe size and positional setings
Customising The Index.html File - Making It Appear On The Left Hand Side
Here we get into a little Debugging to make testing our app much faster.
We cover the Landscape/Portrait setting while enhancing the ,json files
Setting Portrait Only, Enhancing the BOOK.JSON file & Debugging
Time to change the look of the Magazine shelf. This is really easy!
How To Reskin The iOS App - Changing The Baker Shelf Graphics

Now, lets add more magazine issues the our app.

Adding New Magazine Issues To The Shelf
+ Publish Your Magazine App To The iTunes Store
4 lectures 42:50
Download the complete PUBZIE hpub & shelf.json files I use in this section.
Download The Exact Files I Used When Creating The Pubzie Magazine
In this video I start a brand new magazine and take you through the steps to creating the complete HPUB document from start to finish.
Creating a Brand New Magazine - PUBZIE
This is an overview of how the Pubzie magazine is configured on iTunes connect.
Setup The Magazine in iTunes Connect - PUBZIE

The final step... Here we cover what is needed to upload your app to Apple and what to expect.

UPDATE: If you are using a remote Mac machine and do not have an iOS device attached to your computer to build the archive that you send to apple, you will need to select the option IOS DEVICE to create the archive. Refer to

Expand the section: TO CREATE THE ARCHIVE

Upload The Newsstand App To Apple
+ On The Newsstand & Course Wrap-up
1 lecture 06:47
A Look at the completed magazine app and course wrap-up

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Preview 06:47
+ EXTRAS - Popular Questions Answered
1 lecture 20:13

This video shows how to add URL links and Embed Videos.

How can I add links and embed videos into my magazine?