September 6, 2012
Better Homes & Gardens uses Digital Publishing Suite, Enterprise Edition, to cross- promote content, enable easy navigation, and provide high value product placement opportunities in its timeless publication.
Better Homes & Gardens is the 4th best selling magazine in the United States. It embraces monetization opportunities through several Enterprise features available in Digital Publishing Suite. The attractive custom store allows the publisher to promote back issues and special editions, as far back as April 2011. By using direct entitlement, print subscribers can gain access to interactive, digital versions of the magazine. In addition, the custom navigation bar allows readers to easily jump to the Table of Contents, current cover, and Help site.
Because Better Homes and Gardens features style and design ideas for a DIY-inclined audience, it uses the slideshow feature in Digital Publishing Suite to toggle between attractive, clean layouts and detailed product information. In this episode I share my favorite use of Digital Publishing Suite: readers can view a room in six different colors, see how the mood changes with each hue, and then navigate to the website to purchase.