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NewspaperDirect Brings 1,400+ Newspapers and Magazines to Amazon Kindle

So, do you think we are on a roll?  You bet we are!

Yesterday, we announced support for Sony Readers and today it’s all about Kindle.  This morning, bright and early, NewspaperDirect announced that it is bringing the world’s largest online kiosk of full-content newspapers and magazines to the Amazon Kindle e-reading devices.  Yesterday Kindle only supported about 80 titles and even those where limited feeds from websites.    But overnight, readers’ choice of newspapers and magazines for the Kindle has grown by more than an order of magnitude!

To download your favorite titles directly from PressDisplay.com, simply connect your Kindle to your pc or laptop via USB cable, click the “Export to eReader” option (identified below) from the front page of any paper and follow the instructions.  It’s that easy!

Alternatively, you can install our PressReader application on your computer, download your favorite titles from PressDisplay.com and then transfer them to the Kindle via USB cable (although this approach does add an extra step).

Using PressReader, you can access complete editions of local, national and international newspapers from 93 countries in 44 languages on your kindle — often before they are available on newsstands — and read them from cover to cover, including:

  • All original content (including images and advertisements) presented in a familiar newspaper layout.
  • Intuitive navigation controls, along with thumbnails, and cross-linking within multi-page articles.

Check out this demo…

While some publishers align themselves with specific e-reading manufacturers, denying their customers the right to choose their own reading device (how crazy is that!), we like to take a different approach – one that gives readers what they want…

“Our strategy has always been to provide our customers with the best medium for reading their favorite publications,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect.  “Whether that be in print, online, on mobile devices or e-readers, we are committed to offering a reading experience second to none on whatever ‘screen’ our customers choose.  This not only gives our readers what they want, it gives our publishers what they need – an ‘iTunes for content’ storefront that guarantees them the best opportunities to grow their paid circulation revenues now and into the future.”

So…do you think we are done now?  Not a chance!  I’ll be back tomorrow with more good news from NewspaperDirect!

Gayle

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  1. Andy
    January 8, 2010 at 1:46 am

    OK. I will try this. I have the Kindle DX (the larger version of the kindle). I am not expecting it to be such a great experience though. The Kindle doesn’t have a touch screen and is harder to navigate through as a result. It is also only grey-scale, not color. I love the press reader iphone app. I am really looking forward to the Apple Tablet. I assume your developers are working on scaling up the iphone app to work with that since they have announced that developers have already been given the SDK for the itablet or whatever they will call it. I think a 10 inch color touch screen would be ideal for press reader. I will let you know how the kindle app works out for me. Any progress on the WEB OS palm pre app? The pre will soon be on both the verizon and ATT networks tripling the number of pres out there. (So I am guessing the new option to “export to ereader will work for both the sonys and kindles; hope so because there isn’t a specific “export to kindle” option.)

    • January 8, 2010 at 1:49 am

      Thanks Andy! I am very excited about the tablet – we’ll be there for sure! And the Pre is definitely in the plans, but I don’t have a release date just yet. The “Export to eReader” option will be available on PressDisplay.com for all our eReaders very very soon and accessible on both Macs and PCs.

      Cheers,
      Gayle

  2. Jack Bentley
    January 8, 2010 at 2:34 am

    You are kidding, right? The main reason people prefer the Kindle is its wireless connection – and now all I have to do is :
    1 download the paper to my PC
    2 find the cable and connect my PC to the Kindle
    3 download the newspaper from the PC to the Kindle
    This is horse-and-buggy stuff. Why can’t I just open the Kindle and have a newspaper (to which I subscribe) ready and waiting each morning?
    thanks, but ‘No, thanks’
    Jack

    • Michael Oksinski
      January 8, 2010 at 11:59 pm

      Hi Jack,

      Thanks for your comments. Yes, wireless is the way to go and we’ll be there, don’t you worry. BTW…you don’t have to download your paper to your PC anymore. Now, you can click “export to eReader” directly from the front page of the paper you want directly from pressdisplay.com. Soon there will be automated subscriptions for the Kindle just like we do today for Sony Readers.

      Just got the first release out the door and will continue to work hard to give our readers the best experience. Don’t forget, with PressDisplay you get ALL the paper, not just a limited website feed like you do with all the other titles on Kindle. I guess if you are willing to settle for just a few titles and limited content, then what Kindle offers today may suit you fine. But most of our subscribers want all the paper, without all the paper and that’s what we’ll continue to work hard to deliver.

      Cheers,
      Michael

    • Johan Duvenhage
      January 24, 2010 at 8:52 am

      I must admit that I’m not much worried about getting the content wirelessly …I use the Kindle for my own content mostly and the few seconds it takes to transfer documents are really not an issue. The conversion process does take a significant time though, so an eventual ability to download preconverted files would be nice. (I haven’t tried exporting directly to the Kindle from the website … maybe that does that already?)

      • January 25, 2010 at 5:38 pm

        Hi Johan
        You can export directly from PressDisplay.com to the Kindle over USB. Just open the paper to its front page and click on “Export to Reader” which is left of the front page. The same is true for the Sony, IREX, COOL-ER and Libre readers as well.

        Cheers
        Gayle

  3. Johan Duvenhage
    January 31, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Thanks for the follow-up mail I received from tech. I have been travelling but will send through information today about the newspapers and issues. I’m suitably impressed that somebody responded directly to me to resolve!

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