Whereas Wenner Media has just partnered with Apple in launching Rolling Stone Magazine on Newsstand, it appears that the tech company has struck a bigger deal with Hearst Communications.

As first reported by TechCrunch, Hearst has just partnered with Apple to make its digital publications available on Newsstand days ahead of their print counterparts and other digital editions.

You can browse the latest issues in Hearst’s entire digital catalog in a new Newsstand section aptly titled “Read Them Here First.”

By how many days you can read them first in advance of their print versions and other digital editions varies by individual publication. Rest assured that you, as an existing or new Newsstand subscriber, get access to every Hearst publication a few days ahead of print subscription holders and subscribers on, say, Amazon’s Kindle Store.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first “first” between Hearst and Apple. In May 2011, five months before the launch of Newsstand, Hearst became the first major publisher to commit to selling multiple titles on iOS through in-app subscriptions.

Hearst’s wide-ranging catalog includes such popular titles as Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and Popular Mechanics.

Source: Apple Newsstand
Via: TechCrunch