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New to NewspaperDirect: December 2009

Well, we’re only two thirds of the way into January but really, last year feels like a distant memory with the excitement we’ve experienced over the last several weeks.  With that being said, I’d be remiss not taking one last glance at the exciting December that capped off 2009.

In total, 49 new titles were added to our digital and print-on-demand networks.  With these additions, NewspaperDirect can directly offer our subscribers the choice of 1470 publications from 93 countries around the world in 44 different languages!

Check them out below and be sure to check back monthly for all the latest titles available.

For a complete list of the 1400+ publications available through NewspaperDirect’s digital and print-on-demand networks, please click here.

-Michael

  1. Andy
    February 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    While I really do like newspapers, I also like magazines, graphic novels, comic books, and “manga”. You currently have little in terms of major magazines (Time, Newsweek, PC World, Maximum PC, Popular Science, for example are missing), and no comic books or graphic novels. I like the press reader software a lot. I like that I can zoom and and out for instance.

    Any plans to beef up the magazine component and maybe expand into graphic novels? It will get you a younger audience. Unfortunately many younger people don’t read newspapers in ANY format digital or paper. I think digital magazines would be a prudent way for your company to expand.

    In addition, I don’t know of any (legal) model to read comic books or manga online.

    Is there any reason you are not doing this already? Are the publishers not interested (do they know you even exist??) or have you not pursued it until know?

    And another point. What about books? I would like to purchase books via your service and then read them through press display and not have it expire as my newspapers do.

    • Michael Oksinski
      February 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Andy, you’re right! There are definitely folks out there interested in reading just about anything other than newspapers and although several magazines are offered through PressDisplay, what’s available is a little thin to say the least.

      Over the last year, we’ve made a big push to get magazine publishers on board with NewspaperDirect and PressDisplay. The good news moving forward is that we’ll continue this push in an even more aggressive fashion. Beefing up the content available through PressDisplay, whether it’s through magazines, books, additional newspapers, etc. is a huge priority for us and I can assure you that subscribers will have a lot to look forward to in the next several months! 🙂

      From the outside looking in, it would also strike me as odd that with many thousands of magazines available to consumers in print, why so few are offered in digital format, especially with such high demand, the evolution of eReaders, etc. The reality of the situation is that publishers are just starting to realize and embrace the potential the digital model offers, particularly within an aggregated kiosk like PressDisplay.

      For each publisher making this transition and reaping its benefits, there are dozens that don’t. The encouraging thing is that more and more are catching on. With that being said however, readers need to make their voices heard ;). If there are specific publications you’d like to see offered through PressDisplay, don’t hesitate! Send these publishers emails and point them to PressDisplay or even to the PressDisplay Blog. NewspaperDirect is interested in every opportunity!

      Hope that helps!

      -Michael

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