Did you rip open your December issues of Lucky or Glamour Magazine & surprised to see that the covers have been replaced by a replica of the Windows 8 desktop?
For 14 of Conde Nast‘s December issues of magazines including Wired, The New Yorker, Vogue and Glamour, the covers won’t look anything like the standard ones.
Instead, they’ll look like Windows 8 Start screens, as part of the company’s initiative to inform readers about its content on the new platform. The cover attachments aren’t paid ads for Microsoft — those can be found inside the magazines — instead, the covers are coordinated with them. Ad Age reports that the full pages show the Windows 8 Start screen tailored for some of the magazines’ editors:
“Glamour, for example, depicts a Start screen for Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive with items such as highlights from a magazine event, a tweet that Windows 8 pulled in from @glamourmag, a December Issue Sampler for Windows 8, the Windows camera app, a special edition of the magazine and a holiday-party reminder from the new Windows 8 Calendar app.”
Looks good to me, I can’t wait to dig into my December issues of Glamour & Lucky and start my holiday Christmas wish- list off right!