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6th January 2012

NewspaperDirect Extends 10-Year Collaboration with The New York Times Company

Newspaper DirectMultichannel newspaper and magazine content distributor NewspaperDirect Inc. 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 aloudreplica editions
  • 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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