NewspaperDirect Extends its 10-Year Collaboration with The New York Times Company to Deliver New Replica Editions for Consumer and Education Markets

January 6, 2012     Consumers       Post written by pressdisplay

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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3 COMMENTS

Mark - January 6, 2012 - Reply

This in itself is great news, as your e-editions are the best I've seen. I have some questions. Will the Boston Globe be including the Sunday magazine? It was included in the old e-edition but I don't see it in the thumbnails of the current product. Will the Boston Globe replica be available for print subscribers? We currently can access BostonGlobe.com but I don't see any information on how to sign in to the replica edition, whether it's free or paid. Will any of these papers be available on the iPad Press Reader? It looks like the New York Times is blocking access, which I understand since they have their own app. But the Globe has no app, so it would be great to be able to read the replica on the iPad. Actually it would be more than great, it would be an iPad dream come true. Finally, is there any chance that the Globe or the Times will become part of PressDisplay?

    Michael Oksinski - January 11, 2012 - Reply

    Hi Mark. Thanks for your questions as usual :). To answer them in order: 1. Yes, the Boston Globe will include the Sunday magazine - we're currently in the process of making this supplement available. 2. Yes, the Boston Globe does plan to offer relica edition access to all print subscribers but it won't be available for another few weeks. I'll do my best to get you a more concrete timeline on that. 3. I can't gaurentee an iPad app for the Boston Globe as nothing is official yet but I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen :). Again, I'll keep you posted... 4. Finally, while we'd absolutely love to have the Globe and Times available on PressDisplay.com at some point down the road, it's unfortunately not not part of our agreement for the moment. Hopefully that changes! :) Hope that helps! Cheers, Michael

Anthony - February 9, 2012 - Reply

I've received an authorization log-in for my NY Times subscription (i receive home delivery) so I could download the newspaper onto my laptop. Today I authorized your iPad app with the credentials; it worked, but the only edition available for download is January 1, 2012. Will your iPad app ever allow for the downloading of the NY Times for home delivery subscribers? Thank you.

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