Steve Chapman Joins NewspaperDirect as Director, Publishing

We are delighted to welcome to our Publishing team Steve Chapman as Director, Publishing!

Steve comes to ND from Research In Motion (RIM), where he most recently held the position of Global Head of Published Media, Strategic Business Development. Steve was responsible for shaping the strategy for published media on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, while managing RIM’s relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious publishers. During that time, he also worked with top aggregated content providers, including NewspaperDirect, which preloads ND’s award-winning digital newspaper and magazine application, PressReader, on BlackBerry PlayBook tablets worldwide.

In his new role with ND, Steve will continue working with publishing partners of all sizes from around the world that are distributing their content through PressReader and its companion online service PressDisplay.com. He will also help them expand their digital reach through their electronic editions and branded applications built on ND’s SmartEdition platform.

You can read more about his appointment here.

Steve is now meeting with publishers at the AMC 2012 Magazine Media Conference in San Francisco (14-16 October), where PressReader is a sponsor of the MPA event, and he will be at the upcoming FIPP 4th Ibero-American Magazine Media Conference in San José, Costa Rica (29-31 October), where the company is not only sponsoring the event but is also taking part in a panel entitled “Managing Content in a 360˚ World.” Stop by to say hello and meet our growing team!