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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



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 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 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 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!



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!



New to NewspaperDirect: February 2011

Over the short month of February, 29 exciting new publications and supplements were added to NewspaperDirect’s service.

Why not take a moment to check these titles out online via or offline using PressReader on your favorite smartphone, mobile device or tablet.

For a complete list of the titles available through NewspaperDirect’s digital publishing network, please click here.



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


During the segment, Igor will give listeners a detailed overview of how NewspaperDirect’s 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!



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!


Michael and PressReader Subscription Plan Update

February 24, 2011 2 comments

In an effort to help clarify some of the ambiguity associated with NewspaperDirect’s current and PressReader subscription plans, a number of subtle but important changes have been implemented, effective immediately.

Subscription Names

The first and likely most noticeable change is the removal of the “Unlimited” descriptive next to the Personal Unlimited, Corporate Unlimited and Professional Unlimited plans. Moving forward, these plans will be referred to as Personal, Corporate and Professional, respectively.

Nothing has changed in terms of the fair usage policy that has always applied to these plans.  The word “Unlimited” was removed to reduce ambiguity.  Let me explain…

Unlimited was used in previous plan names to let readers know that they could access any of the over 1,700 titles on PressDisplay with just one subscription (unlike other newsstands which require a subscription per title). It was never intended to mean someone could read an unlimited number of titles in a day.  It was about unlimited choice, not unlimited consumption.

Obviously we really messed up our naming conventions because it did confuse a lot of people and for that we do apologize.

Maximum # of Auto-Downloads

The second change you’ll notice, particularly if you’re an avid PressReader user, is that a maximum number of auto-downloads is limited for each of the Personal, Corporate and Professional plans.

When the auto-download feature was introduced a couple of months ago on iPads and Android devices, the assumption was that users would select the number of auto-downloads based on our fair use policy of their subscription plan.

Unfortunately that assumption was incorrect. And so we have had to limit the number of on auto-downloads for users based on their subscription plan to conform to the fair use policy (please note that if supplements are available through a specific publication, they will not count toward this limit if the main publication is purchased first).

Note, however, that subscribers are still able to manually download a title after they’ve reached their auto-download limit for the day.  It’s only “auto” downloads that are controlled.

We are offering a grandfather clause for those of you have already set up more than your allotted auto-downloads.  You can continue to enjoy the number you had before, but once you unsubscribe to an auto-download, you not be able to subscribe to it again if it exceeds the limit.

Offline Storage

Although PressReader users are able to set the number of days they wish to keep the publications they download, offline storage terms are set by publishers, not NewspaperDirect, and vary by publication. And while this is not a change to plans or policies, I felt it was important to mention it here as we have had some questions about it.

If the specific offline storage term for publication X is 6 days, the publication will be removed from your device after 6 days even if you have chosen a 14 day term in the application.

Conversely, publication Y may have an unlimited offline storage term.  If you have chosen 14 days of offline storage in the application, publication Y will indeed be deleted after 14 days from your device.