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Join NewspaperDirect at Ink + Beyond 2011

Hosted by Newspapers Canada in partnership with the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspapers Association (BCYCNA), the 2011 edition of Ink + Beyond will focus on innovative online strategies and new directions in print publishing.

Being held on April 29th and 30th in Richmond, BC, Ink + Beyond 2011 will feature speakers, seminars and presentations covering a broad range of topics for daily and weekly newspapers including NewspaperDirect’s Nikolay Malyarov, VP of Publishing and Legal Affairs, sharing best practices and success stories in mobile applications and NIE.

Make sure to catch Nikolay at the following sessions:

Friday April 29, 2011 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Readers on the Go: Mobile Models for Success – Panel

All your mobile questions will be answered during this fast-paces session – everything from social media messaging to news content and ad campaigns.

Saturday April 30, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Reaching Young Readers: NIE Success – Breakout

Newspapers in Education programs are being revolutionized with the advent of eEditions. Learn how to deliver a NIE program that boosts circulation and reaches readers of all grade levels.

If you would like to learn more about NewspaperDirect and how we can help you develop a high-performing cross-platform distribution strategy for zero-operations cost, make sure to visit us at our Ink + Beyond booth or email us at



Catch Nikolay Malyarov weigh in on “The Big Digital Debate” at Publishing Expo UK

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Will you be attending this year’s Publishing Expo conference on March 1st and 2nd in London, England?

If you are, make sure to catch Nikolay Malyarov, NewspaperDirect’s Vice President of Publishing and Legal Affairs and the Irish Independent’s Patrick Lenehan, CTO – INM Ireland Digital, team up for The Big Digital Debate: Which Platform? And What Strategy? scheduled for Wednesday March 2nd at 2:10 pm.

And what can you expect if you attend? Well, nothing short of a great debate on hot button issues like:

  • Which of the many varied digital options will suite you and your company best?
  • Is the iPad right for you? and…
  • How to build a multi-faceted strategy for the varied digital platforms available to consumers?

Guaranteed to be riveting, Nikolay, Patrick and other panelists will attempt to provide those in attendance with clarity and perspective on issues those in the publishing world are currently facing, so don’t miss out!

And don’t forget to drop by and chat with Johanie Marcoux, Director, Publishing at NewspaperDirect at booth B25 to see all the latest releases of PressReader and SmartEdition apps on the newest tablets.

We hope to see you there!



Catch NewspaperDirect at the E-PaperWorld International Forum

Starting tomorrow, Thursday May 6th until Friday May 7th, NewspaperDirect is very excited to have our Director of Strategic Development, Igor Smirnoff, participate at this year’s E-PaperWorld International Forum in Paris, France!

At the prestigious event, which will be opened by France’s Minister of Culture no less, industry leading professionals and researchers will gather, take stock and discuss currently available eReaders as well as those in development and how these readers are lending to the current media revolution.

Igor will be showcasing on a variety of these eReaders as well as demonstrating NewspaperDirect’s brand new PressReader application for the Apple iPad!

E-PaperWorld Expo and Conference is open to the public (although there is an admission fee) and promises to be incredibly exciting. You can visit Igor at booth 27 to learn more about and the rest of NewspaperDirect’s innovative digital solutions.  He’d love to see you there!



NewspaperDirect to participate at TH(ink) eReaders 2010 Summit

mediaIDEAS, an independent research strategy organization, labels eReaders as one of the most disruptive technologies of the early 21st Century.  On Wednesday March 10 at the TH(ink) eReaders 2010 Summit in New York City, the who’s who of the eReader and digital publishing world will come together for a half day to discuss exactly how these disruptive technologies can work for you, not against you.

Nikolay Malyarov, NewspaperDirect’s Director of Digital Media and Legal Affairs, will be right in the thick of things as he’ll participate in a panel discussing eReaders and the most relevant questions surrounding them – questions such as:

  • What are the keys to an immersive magazine, book, and Newspaper reading environment and can these be achieved on an eReader?
  • What developments over the next year will be coming to the eReader hardware space?
  • How will the user experience change over the next year with eReader software?
  • How do eReaders fit in a publisher’s range of delivery options?
  • How will publishers make money on the eReader platforms? What role will advertising play?
  • What affect will the Apple tablet and the tablet market in general, have on the ePaper and eReader market?
  • Is there room for more proprietary content platforms like those from Apple and Amazon?

By the end of it all, attendees will have a better understanding of eReader technology, developments in the eReader world and the financial opportunities afforded to those who include eReaders and eReader potential directly into their business models.

Stay tuned!



International CES Recap: NewspaperDirect flies out of the 2010 gates!

January 15, 2010 2 comments

Held January 7-10 in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2010 International CES saw NewspaperDirect kick off the New Year in style.  Although not an official exhibitor at the event, our own Director of Strategic Development, Igor Smirnoff, was one of the 200,000 individuals in attendance taking in the sights, sounds and latest tech market offerings as well as getting a glimpse into some of the goodies that really aren’t all that far off (3D TV? Sign me up!).

More importantly, Igor’s attendance hinged around key partnership announcements made by Sony, Amazon and Google.  With these new partnerships, NewspaperDirect’s unprecedented list of 1,400+ full content digital publications, made available through, are now available to Sony Reader, Kindle, and Google Android mobile OS smartphone users!

Not a bad week by any stretch of the imagination.

And what’s even better?  You can expect to hear similar announcements over the course of 2010 as NewspaperDirect continues to push platform boundaries!

Stay tuned…


NewspaperDirect debates hot topics at Mediabistro’s eBook Summit 2009

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

On December 15-16 at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City the first eBook Summit hosted by Mediabistro attracted the “who’s who” in the publishing industry.  Over 350 publishers, authors, device manufacturers, distributors and service providers attended this unique event to take a closer look at the changing world of digital publishing. 

Igor Smirnoff, Director of Strategic Development at NewspaperDirect joined a panel of experts to discuss the  transition  between print and digital publishing and how storytelling in various media formats can uncover new sources of revenue.

The issues around reimaging of content for new devices, intelligent experimentation and understanding the new consumer were discussed, but the two topics that got the  most attention of the audience were:

  •  The value of digital editions.  Here, Igor discussed how the advancement in digital technologies enable the delivery of new value not available in the printed world, opening unique opportunities for circulation and advertising revenues.
  •  The free vs. paid debate.  With being the poster child for proving the Paid Content Model, Igor had lots to talk about around this topic. 🙂

The panel was held early on the first day and lead to steady traffic at the NewspaperDirect Booth where Igor elaborated on NewspaperDirect’s ePublishing solutions, and demonstrated and PressReader in action on the latest new mobile devices and eReaders.

Next month, Igor’s off to CES where some very exciting announcements will be made.  Stay tuned for those!


Get the eReading skinny (and more) at’s eBook Summit

Someone once famously coined the phrase, “The times they are a-changin’”, and while I’m pretty sure that someone didn’t really have the publishing industry in mind, I couldn’t really think of anything more apropos in describing the purpose of’s upcoming eBook Summit.

On December 15-16 at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City, this inaugural event will play host to the who’s who in the digital publishing realm including our very own Director of Strategic Development, Igor Smirnoff.

So why all the hype? Well, as you’ve undoubtedly noticed, there have been some significant transformations in the world of publishing over the last several years – from the perspective of content providers and publishers. I don’t think I’d be going out on a limb suggesting that historically, the industry has worked around a fairly rigid model where revenue streams and business operations were more clearly defined. On the consumer end of the spectrum, individuals knew what they were getting, but were fairly limited in how they could get it.

Ahh, how the times have changed. It seems like almost daily, we’re hearing of new, exciting and more innovative ways of getting content out to the masses. More and more, publishers are leveraging technological innovations such as PressDisplay and PressReader to help drive their businesses and ultimately, reshape the industry. Those who embrace this digital future will discover fantastic opportunities to expand their circulation, develop new revenue streams, and grow their businesses, and really, that’s what it’s all about.

Similar to Dylan’s 60s mantra, the eBook Summit will see Igor discussing how times are indeed changing – as they relate to an eReading market that’s expanding to beyond just books, and, NewspaperDirect’s front line role within an exciting industry transformation.  His presentation can be heard during the Across Platforms: Storytelling, From Page to Screen session held on day one of the summit, between 10:30 – 11:30 am.  This high profile panel session will take a look at linking one platform to another, telling a story in various media formats and uncovering new sources of revenue.

Don’t miss out! If you want to learn about this and how you can partner with NewspaperDirect to get your business to that next level, we invite you to attend, participate and have a chat with Igor. We’re very pleased to offer you a discounted registration rate of 15% (use discount code EBSPKR when signing up). The summit will take you to the publishing world’s cutting edge and beyond, and hey, who would miss a chance to get to New York City?

If you can’t make it, send an email to – we’d be delighted to get you up to speed.

Hope to see you there!