Condé Nast betting the farm on tablet PCs

It’s good to see at least one print media outlet start to get it. Conde Nast announced recently that Wired isn’t going to be the only one of their properties showing up on tablets; GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Glamour will be there as well.

It really is a good move for the publisher. Assuming that they can continue to build on the history built off of the iPhone apps, (GQ has sold 22,000 copies on the iPhone at $3 each) this could be the model that publishers like Conde Nast need to save their businesses. CN has been working hard on a tablet version of Wired, and it looks good. It’ll be interesting to see if they can leverage the development time that they spent on Wired into a format that works for the other publications as well.