Newsstand: Publish your magazine today
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The ultimate guide for creating cost effective magazines for the Newsstand from zero to the App Store in one day
2.3 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
102 students enrolled
Created by Alex Nagy
Last updated 10/2013
Price: $40
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • publish your magazine on Newsstand the cheapest and fastest way possible
  • make a professional Newsstand magazine for iPhone AND iPad
  • Learn to master all the aspects of designing, creating, publishing and managing your magazine
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  • a Mac
  • $99 to enroll the iOS Developer Program (if you hadn't already)
  • HTML/CSS or Bootstrap 3 (aka Twitter Bootstrap) or InDesign CS6 knowledge

--- Are you a student or a non-profit organization? Just message me for a considerable discount. ---


Build your Newsstand magazine from scratch!


The Newsstand gold rush has just started!

We all heard that the App Store gold rush is officially over. That might be true for apps but it certainly isn't true for Newsstand apps/magazines. There are only a handful of magazines on Newsstand and the time to act is now!

In this course I will show you that anyone can publish on the Newsstand!

Newsstand is a built-in application on Apple iOS devices the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It is dedicated to downloading and displaying digital versions of newspapers and magazines. The most popular and largest printed newspaper and magazine names now publish digital content specifically designed for mobile devices and tablets. Now it's time for you to do the same and take part in this publishing revolution. You don't have to be a publisher, you don't have to know coding or designing! You just need to have the interest to publish on this emerging platform. You will learn all the rest from this course!

The Newsstand myths

There are two major myths about publishing on the Newsstand. Once I bust these myths you will be thrilled to join the publishing revolution.

The first myth is that you have to be a publisher. It is said that you have to own a magazine/newspaper and you have to write your articles. This myth scares you and tells you right in the face: you have to be in the publishing business. That is absolutely not true. There are hundreds of magazines out there that aren't from huge publishing firms, so don't dare tell yourself you can't do the same.

The second myth is that it's way too expensive. Well, it is, but not if you take this course. Let's take a look at the fees that publishing sites take. The above is for geeky people (I know I am one) with stats and figures. The main point is this:

If you take this course publishing on the Newsstand will cost you less than $50/month;

If you use other publishing platforms it will cost you $300+/month.

I will present the price that best fits for a comparison for this course (unlimited apps, unlimited issues, unlimited devices etc.):

  • Mag+ $2999/month (there's also a $399/month with a lot of limitations!)
  • MagCast $297/month
  • TapEdition $299/month (only 5000 downloads/month!)

This course = $50/month or less!

Now that's about TEN TIMES CHEAPER than the cheapest publishing platform offers you! How is this possible?

The answer is easy! You have to use 1 secret tool. It is secret because it's so awesome. You will have to take the course in order for me to tell you what that Secret Weapon is, but don't worry, if you don't like the course you can still get your money back: there is a 30 day Money Back Guarantee for all Udemy courses.

I will also show you the tools that you will use to design, deliver and sell your magazine.

"Ok, but why should I take this course when all these tools are to be found on the internet?"

For a multitude of reasons.

  • They are all spread out in different places. This course brings them all together in one place.
  • Their documentation is sometimes too complicated or parts of the process is left for you to figure out. In this course I will take you step by step through the process. Because it is a video course you will see everything and you will no longer need to read bouring, confuzing documentation.
  • Anyone can easily follow the steps from the course and publish on the Newsstand in one day; even a 5 year old can do it armed with the knowledge from this course


Plus there are some pitfalls on the way you should avoid. Inside the course I will tell you all my tricks and tips. Design magazines with these free tools and don’t get tied into high cost and proprietary solutions!

Prefer to work in InDesign?

The course has got you covered. Design in InDesign, export with In5 .

Remember the unparalleled advantages of Newsstand magazines (iOS devs will love these):

  • change your magazine icon anytime you want with a click (without submitting an update for Apple to approve, which takes 10 to 14 days)
  • publish new issues (without submitting an update)
  • change screenshots of your magazine whenever you want (without submitting an update)
  • edit/update your published issues whenever you want
  • take part of an emerging market that has huge potential


Don't worry. The course is designed in a way that even beginners can follow along the step by step guide. Anyone can learn to publish on the Newsstand!


Can’t afford to pay $$$$ for those “other” Newsstand publishing solutions?

Take this course now and join the Newsstand gold rush!

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone who wants to publish on Newsstand for less than $50/month
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
2 Lectures 04:42

Tired of those expensive publishing platforms? Take this course now and learn how to publish to the Newsstand for less than $50/month.

Preview 00:58

I will tell you what you will learn in this course.

Download the Resources here.

Preview 03:44
Apple stuff you need to do
5 Lectures 26:12

In this lecture you will learn how to get an apple Developer.

Preview 01:08

You will have to join the iOS Developer Program to be able to publish your magazine on Newsstand. Here you will learn how to do that.

Preview 01:19

Some basic but important info about iTunes Connect.

Preview 03:17

Learn how to create your magazine app in iTunes Connect.

Create your magazine in iTunes Connect

Now let's create some products in iTunes Connect.

Create your products in iTunes Connect
The secret weapon
8 Lectures 26:34

Signing up for the service is your first step.

Sign up

Here you will learn about the dashboard.

Overview of the magic

Here's how you will create your magazines.

Creating magazines

Now let's create our first issue for our magazine.

Creating issues

Designing your magazine is as simple and easy as it gets when you can design in your browser... find out how in this lecture.

Designing your magazine

Don't like the built in designer? Here are some alternatives for you.

Alternatives for your magazine design

You will download a template magazine app and edit it to your needs in Xcode.

Downloading Xcode and the template magazine app

Just a few lines of code.

Configuring your magazine app
One more thing...
2 Lectures 04:07

Testing... testing... testing... than publishing:)

Testing and publishing

Thank you for taking this course. If you have any questions just drop me a line.

About the Instructor
Alex Nagy
4.4 Average rating
216 Reviews
15,084 Students
18 Courses

Teacher. Coder. Coffee drinker. I'm never more than a few inches away from something with an  logo.

iOS10, SpriteKit and Swift 3 expert... iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS game developer.

Alex is a freelance developer since 2011. He is the owner of the iOS game development studio Rebeloper. Rebeloper is the testing ground for all of his "rebel ideas". He likes to experiment with cutting edge development tools and monetization techniques. Alex is also great in Photoshop, After Effects or almost anything you can throw at him. Recently he is a Swift 3 evangelist :)

Alex believes that you have to have 3 things in place to have a successful app business:

  • clean code
  • awesome design
  • cutting edge monetization

He teaches these three things on Udemy since mid 2012 as an established and respected instructor. Currently his courses have more than 10.000 students in total and counting.

Also he is the founder of an ambitious startup called: rebeloper. Here he teaches you how to make awesome iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS games that actually make you money.

"I was born to code, design & monetize. I do those every day in the name of rebeloper"