Distributor NewspaperDirect to launch new digital Replica Editions for New York Times Co. newspapers The New York Times, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune; issues include offline reading, 'listen' option for articles, new search options

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , January 6, 2012 (press release) – NewspaperDirect Inc., the world leader in multichannel newspaper and magazine content distribution, has launched three new Replica Editions for The New York Times, The Boston Globe and International Herald Tribune.

The New York Times Company was one of the first publishing collaborators of NewspaperDirect when it joined the company's global Print-on-Demand network. For the past 10 years The New York Times has been one of the most-requested publications of the more than 2,000 titles delivered by the 1,200 print stations NewspaperDirect operates in more than 100 countries.

The two companies have now expanded their relationship to include the design, development, hosting, technical/customer support and payment processing for the Replica Editions of The New York Times Company's flagship publications. The new Replica Editions will be available to existing print and digital subscribers and will be included in The New York Times and The Boston Globe Newspaper in Education (NIE) Classroom Subscription Programs for K-12 teachers and students.

Powered by NewspaperDirect's SmartEdition technology, the replica editions deliver 100 percent of the content from their printed publications, with advanced digital features such as:

  • Offline reading so subscribers can access the news even when they're not connected to the internet
  • A new "Listen" option to hear articles read aloud
  • New and convenient ways to browse and search
  • News alerts via email on topics important to subscribers
  • Ability to easily adjust pane and font sizes, or view pages side-by-side
  • Bookmarking
  • Page and article printing
  • Back issue access and unlimited access to NYTimes.com
The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the International Herald Tribune join a growing list of over 1,000 publishers who have chosen NewspaperDirect as their digital (replica) edition partner, including The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Australian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, El País, Le Figaro, The Wall Street Journal Europe and South China Morning Post, to name a few.

"Having one of the world's most-honored newspaper publishers select NewspaperDirect to power the replica editions of its elite portfolio of titles is testimony to our technology leadership and operational excellence," said Alexander Kroogman, NewspaperDirect's CEO. "Being awarded their digital replica business through a highly competitive bidding process reaffirms NewspaperDirect as the industry leader in ePublishing solutions."

The Replica Edition of The New York Times is free for print subscribers, $19.99 for a 4-week recurring subscription and $259.87 for an annual recurring subscription. The Replica Edition of The Boston Globe is part of its subscription package, which includes BostonGlobe.com, and is offered at $3.99 per week. The Replica Edition of the International Herald Tribune is offered at $14.99 for a 4-week recurring subscription and $194.87 for an annual recurring subscription.

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About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

About NewspaperDirect Inc.

NewspaperDirect delivers the world's newspapers and magazines to millions of readers the way they want to receive them - in print, online, or on their mobile device, tablet or eReader - wherever they live, travel, work or play. With the most innovative digital publishing technology in the industry and the only zero operational-cost business model, NewspaperDirect is recognized as the world leader in multichannel content distribution and monetization, and is the chosen partner of more than 2,000 publishers from 95 countries.

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