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NewspaperDirect Brings More Than 1,400 Publications to Sony Reader Digital Books

2010 is going to be a great year for PressDisplay.com subscribers.   And today, we are kicking off the New Year with an exciting announcement.

This week, PressDisplay.com users will be able to download any of the local, national and international titles currently available on the world’s largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk, and read then them in their entirety on their Sony Reader.

PressReader provides a superior newspaper and magazine reading experience on Sony Readers, including:

–   All original content (including photos and images) is presented in a familiar newspaper layout.
–   Sony’s touch-sensitive screen and gesture-driven interface is fully supported.
–   Additional intuitive navigation controls are built in, including thumbnails and cross-linking within multi-page articles.
–   Tables of content support foreign-language publications.
–   Scheduled downloads of titles are available via USB.

Check out this demo and see for yourself!

Sony joins a growing list of devices already supported by PressDisplay.com, including PCs, Macs, smartphones, iPhones, iPod Touch and BlackBerry devices, IREX digital readers and, soon, Interead’s COOL-ER.  But…this is just the beginning.   As our CEO, Alex Kroogman explains, this has been our strategy all along…

“We are committed to providing customers with the broadest selection of titles on the most popular reading devices on the market.  The moment a title is published on our platform, it’s instantly available in print, online, on mobile devices, and on e-readers. Our customers always have access to their favorite publications on whatever screen they choose to use. At the same time, we are using a proven pay-per-view business model that has benefited our publisher customers since 2003.”

To see how to export your favorite titles to the Sony Reader, check out this demo.  But first, download and install the latest release of PressReader here.

Or to save a step,  all you have to do is connect your device to your pc or laptop via USB cable and click the PressDisplay.com “Export to eReader” option from the front page of any respective paper.

Yes, 2010 is starting off with a bang, don’t you think?   There will be two more exciting announcements this week from NewspaperDirect.   But if I told you now, I’d have to shoot you, so…check back here tomorrow 🙂

Gayle

  1. Jack Bentley
    January 5, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Any idea how long it will be before you publish in Kindle Reader format?

    • January 5, 2010 at 12:07 am

      Hi Jack
      Soon…very very soon 🙂

      I have the press release written and the video demo done. Some final testing left, but it’s almost ready. As soon as it’s passed through QA, I’ll post the announcement on the blog.

      But…shhh…don’t tell anyone 😉

      Cheers
      Gayle

  2. Christa
    January 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Hello, I work at a Sony retail store in Canada and have a few questions before I start recommending your site to my customers. You mention the the Sony touch reader is supported, what about the Sony pocket reader? Also, will I be able to change font sizes like I can with ebooks using the reader, or must I use the zoom feature? Is there an extra fee for PressReader or is it included with the PressDisplay subscription? This sounds like a great resource and I am sure it will be a key selling feature for many consumers. Thank you

    • January 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks very much Christa! Here are the answers to your great questions:

      You mention the Sony touch reader is supported, what about the Sony pocket reader?
      – Yes, we support both readers
      Also, will I be able to change font sizes like I can with ebooks using the reader, or must I use the zoom feature?
      – You can change the sizes to S, M, L, XL and XXL using the selection under Options, as well as use the zoom feature.
      Is there an extra fee for PressReader or is it included with the PressDisplay subscription?
      – It’s included with the PressDisplay.com subscription.

      I’m just about to post a demo on how to download titles to the Reader. Stay tuned for that!
      Cheers
      Gayle

  3. gameboy213
    January 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    So this does NOT work with older readers like the 505? I have followed the steps but my reader does not show up in the Mac PressReader software.

  4. gameboy213
    January 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Got it. I have to do it through the web based Press Display site. But it works.

    • Michael Oksinski
      January 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks for your comments Gameboy213. Glad to hear that it’s working on your 505 Reader! Yes, using the Export to eReader option directly from PressDisplay.com is the best option AND it saves an extra step ;). I’ve made sure to include this option in the blog posting.

      Cheers,
      Michael

  5. January 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Export to e-reader functionally does not show up on the mac version of pressdisplay. Is this in the works at all?

    • January 20, 2010 at 11:43 pm

      Hi Martin
      Export to e-reader works on the Mac, but only from the front page of the title you want to download to your sony or kindle on PressDisplay.com. The PressReader Application for the Mac does not yet have that feature, but it is in the works.

      thanks
      Gayle

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