At last, readers can hold a digital edition in their hands and read it from front to back, just the way the title was printed — with no compromises in quality, fidelity or content.
Paris, France (PRWEB) May 5, 2010
The latest version of PressReader, optimized for the Apple iPad, is now available for download from the iTunes App Store. Developed by NewspaperDirect Inc., the world leader in multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization, the iPad version of PressReader delivers a visually stunning experience for reading the more than 1,500 newspapers and magazines offered by NewspaperDirect.
“PressReader delivers an immersive reading experience that cannot be rivalled,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “At last, readers can hold a digital edition in their hands and read it from front to back, just the way the title was printed — with no compromises in quality, fidelity or content. With PressReader, the Apple iPad is truly the breakthrough product publishers and readers have been waiting for. ”
New features offered in PressReader app for iPad:
PressReader app for iPad allows subscribers to automatically download their favorite daily read from a selection of more than 1,500 newspapers and magazines from 90 countries in 46 languages.
- Enjoy complete digital replicas, often before the print version is on the newsstands
- Effortlessly browse entire publications with one finger
- Navigate quickly to a favorite section using the Table of Contents
- Read stories in both rich graphics view and an easy-to-read text view
- Pinch-zoom to get a better look at photos and text when in graphics view
- Jump from article to article
- Search across publications from over 90 countries to get a perspective from around the world, while online
- Set up automated subscriptions to favorite titles
- Authorize their device for their existing PressDisplay.com account
The PressReader iPhone application and the first seven titles are free downloads from the iTunes AppStore. Individual newspapers and magazines can then be purchased for $0.99 per issue, or downloaded in conjunction with a paid subscription on PressDisplay.com. A growing list of prestigious international and national titles is available, including: The Washington Post, USA Today, National Post, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Daily Mail, Irish Independent, L’Equipe, Le Figaro, Bangkok Post, Kommersant, Sydney Morning Herald and South China Morning Post, to name just a few.
Whenever PressReader, or its online service, PressDisplay.com, supports a new device, it is also made available to NewspaperDirect’s publishing partners for their own SmartEdition ePapers. Therefore, as of today, publishers of the hundreds of private-label SmartEdition newspapers powered by PressDisplay technology can now offer their subscribers their ePaper on the iPad at no operational cost.
PressReader is the easiest way to view offline the hundreds of publications available on PressDisplay.com, in a convenient, portable format. PressDisplay.com is popular with consumers who want access to multiple news sources, and corporate customers who need to monitor printed media for business-critical news. With more than 1,500 full-content digital replicas of newspapers and magazines from 90 countries in 46 languages, it has also become the standard in over 2,500 libraries around the world. PressDisplay.com and PressReader have also been optimized for Windows PCs, Macs, and other handheld e-reading devices.
NewspaperDirect website: newspaperdirect.com
PressDisplay website: pressdisplay.com
PressDisplay blog: blog.pressdisplay.com/
About NewspaperDirect Inc.
NewspaperDirect delivers the world's newspapers and magazines to millions of readers the way they want to receive them — in print, online, or on their mobile device or eReader — wherever they live, travel, work or play. With the most innovative digital publishing technology in the industry and the only zero operational-cost business model, NewspaperDirect is recognized as the world leader in multi-channel content distribution and monetization, and is the chosen partner of more than 1,500 publishers from 90 countries.
Optimized for PCs, Macs, Smartphones, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, iPad and numerous popular eReaders, NewspaperDirect’s flagship products (PressDisplay.com and PressReader) transcend the traditional RSS or text-based formats of other digital editions, delivering full-content publications that are compliant with international audit bureau requirements. PressDisplay.com also enhances the reading experience with powerful features such as cross-title search, monitoring, article ranking, bookmarks, instant translation, on-demand audio and social features that allow readers to comment on content, share articles, and interact with other readers.
SmartEdition, powered by PressDisplay technology, offers publishers a fully customizable digital edition platform with powerful and proprietary back office reporting and analysis tools (Reading Map, Ad Value Map) that help them optimally manage their content and advertisers. NewspaperDirect provides full hosting, payment acceptance, customer service management, and technical support.
Tim Cox, ZingPR, tim(at)zingpr(dot)com, +1-650-369-7784