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As tablet usage grows, can publishers evolve fast enough?

As the buzz around the new iPad launch continues, both traditional and online publishers are “caught between the gravitational pull of the legacy tradition and the need to chart a faster digital course.” That was a key finding in a recent Pew Research Center study on the state of the publishing industry.

Condé Nast will offer $2 iPad magazine issues

Condé Nast, the publisher behind GQ and Wired magazines, is close to a deal to begin selling its magazine issues on the iPad for $2 each and will offer yearly subscriptions for $20, a source familiar with the matter told the New York Post.

Early iPad magazine numbers are uninspiring

It looks like iPad magazines have a long way to go before they live up to their potential, according to some numbers pulled from Audit Bureau of Circulations.