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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 publishing@newspaperdirect.com.

Cheers,

Michael

Earth Day 2011: Help Reach A Billion Acts of Green!

The motto for Earth Day 2011 is a simple one: Pledge an Act, Save Our Planet.

As we all know, we share a very delicate relationship with the world we live.  Unfortunately, this relationship is one mankind has and continues to abuse.  And although we’ve all come a long way in the last several years, we have to keep in mind that every eco-friendly effort or act we make and commit to will have a profound positive effect on the environment moving forward.

This year, Earth Day organizers have set a lofty but attainable goal asking for 1 billion green pledges.  Whether this pledge is as simple as turning off the lights in your house when they’re not needed or as complicated as reducing the number of times you fly per year, every act of green helps!

Are you looking for some green inspiration?

Well, if your favorite newspaper is still being delivered to your door each and every day, then why not make this the year you go digital with PressDisplay.com or PressReader! In doing so, you’ll immediately reduce your carbon footprint provided you turn your computer off when it’s not being used or unplug your favorite device when it’s not being charged.  It’s a pretty unique pledge if you ask me.

See what others from around the world have pledged this Earth Day by visiting http://act.earthday.org/ and don’t forget to submit your own act of green.  Again, every act large or small plays a significant role.

Pledge an Act, Save Our Planet!

Happy Earth Day to all.

Michael

LiveTouch Broadcast Solutions partners with NewspaperDirect

Today at the 2011 Nab Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, LiveTouch Broadcast Solutions, a provider of interactive touch screens for on-air use, announced a new and exciting partnership with NewspaperDirect that will see PressDisplay.com provide more than 1,800 full-content newspapers from 94 countries to its turnkey solution for broadcasters.

With the announcement, broadcasters can now integrate real-time review and discussion of today’s news into on-air programming.

The selection of news content provided by PressDisplay.com enables on-air presenters to interactively review and comment on headlines, news stores and photography, providing viewers with insight into the best journalism from leading newspapers from around the world.

Check out the demo here:

“News is one of the most profitable programming elements for broadcasters, so placing the best news from across the nation or around the world at the fingertips of on-air presenters offers a new form of programming that can boost viewer engagement,” said Jason Maire, director of marketing for LiveTouch Broadcast Solutions. “NewspaperDirect, known for leading innovation in the publishing industry, has proven to be the perfect partner for us. Their technical team worked closely with us to adapt their flexible news feed to our system, resulting in a smooth and immersive experience for our broadcast customers.”

“This is an industry first and showcases the potential of adapting newspapers for use in new channels,” said Alexander Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “Our PressDisplay.com technology provides an open platform that can be tailored for use in every conceivable manner, enabling publishers to reach new audiences while ensuring the security of their content.”

Daily newspaper reviews are an essential piece of programming for many TV stations so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for review and discussion of your favorite read on-air near you!

Cheers,

Michael

Visit NewspaperDirect at Online Information Asia-Pacific!

With successful conferences held in the UK over the last 30 years, Online Information will be heading to Hong Kong for a brand new annual event dedicated to the Pan-Asian Information Profession.

Open to venders, publishers, businesses and the general public on March 23-24, 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, the conference will look to examine the latest innovations and ideas from the information world through a broad range of learning opportunities.

So whether you’re a publisher looking to expand your digital distribution or a business or library looking for new tools to meet your growing needs, make a point to meet up with NewspaperDirect’s  Vice President, Digital, Igor Smirnoff and Global Business Development Manager, Mark Ritchie at STAND 203 to discuss NewspaperDirect’s innovative publishing solutions!

Also make sure to catch the following exciting talks by Igor and Mark at the conference!

Igor Smirnoff, VP, Digital: Wednesday March 23rd @ 11:30 am

Newspapers on Tablets & Mobile Devices

Mark Ritchie, Manager, Global Business Development: Thursday March 24th @ 2:00 pm

Beyond the Printed Newspaper

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Cheers,

Michael

Catch NewspaperDirect’s Igor Smirnoff live tonight on Craig Crossman’s Computer America

Does the ability to quickly and easily read over 1,700 full-content digital newspaper replicas from 94 countries in 48 languages on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or eReader sound enticing?

If it does and if you’d like to learn all about it, then listen in to Igor Smirnoff, NewspaperDirect’s Vice President, Digital, tonight on America’s longest-running nationally syndicated radio talk show about computers – Craig Crossman’s Computer America!

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Time: 11pm EST/8pm PST

Where: http://www.computeramerica.com/listen.htm

During the segment, Igor will give listeners a detailed overview of how NewspaperDirect’s PressDisplay.com service and PressReader application provide readers with unparalleled choice and unmatched convenience, particularly for the news junkies of the world.

And if you have any specific questions regarding these products or services, make sure to call in for your chance to get some one-on-one time with Igor!

If you know you won’t be able to catch the live show tonight, feel free to download a recorded MP3 version of it here or by searching for it through the Computer America podcast list on iTunes.

Enjoy and don’t miss it!

Cheers,

Michael

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!

Cheers,

Michael

The ABCs of it all

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

With new and exciting smartphones, tablets and eReaders hitting the market on what feels like a daily basis, publishers need to continually adapt and adjust their digital strategies to meet the evolving needs and demands of their readers.

While seemingly an uphill battle (and a perpetual one at that), the reality is NewspaperDirect’s multi-channel, multi-platform solutions help make this a breeze by getting your publication directly into the hands of your readers – exactly where and how they want to read them!

Moreover, as a publisher, wouldn’t it be useful to know exactly which channels and solutions your readers are using, which devices they favor and where your content is being consumed in the world?

Well, with NewspaperDirect’s latest circulation reporting tool, you can track these key circulation metrics with ease and reliability – regardless if your digital strategy includes one or all of NewspaperDirect’s PressDisplay.com, SmartEdition, PressReader or Print-on-Demand products or services!

Accessed using the credentials provided by our Publishing IT team, the report will allows you to:

  • Generate report summaries by service (e.g. PressDisplay, Library PressDisplay or Print-on-Demand), by delivery vehicle (PC, iPad, iPhone and Android devices), or by country;
  • Create full report access with added information required by the different Audit Bureaus of Circulation ensuring replica copies are counted as part of your audited circulation figures;
  • View reports in all available web browsers where they can be easily converted into XML, CSV, PDF, MHTML, Excel, TIFF and Word formats.

If you’re already a NewspaperDirect partner and haven’t checked out the report yet, now’s your chance!

And if you need one more reason to jump on board with NewspaperDirect, the circulation reporting tool is just one more way we can help put your mind at ease in a publishing world that has become more frenetic than ever.

If you have questions, require additional information or would like to provide feedback on the report, please contact us at publishing@newspaperdirect.com.

Cheers,

Michael