SOURCE: NewspaperDirect Inc.

July 09, 2008 09:00 ET

NewspaperDirect Surpasses 700 Publications on Its Global Digital Network

Millions of Readers From Around the World Read More Than 700 Newspapers and Magazines, From 78 Countries and in 37 Languages

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - NewspaperDirect Inc., the world leader in multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization, has surpassed the 700 publication mark with the addition of Greater China's leading English language newspaper -- South China Morning Post (SCMP).

"We are excited about partnering with NewspaperDirect. This relationship will benefit our readership, bottom line and brand," said David Savelson, assistant director of the South China Morning Post. "For no up-front cost, we can now expand our global distribution. And our readers can find the actual newspaper in almost any country they find themselves."

NewspaperDirect operates premium sites for local, national and international newspapers and magazines around the world, including: The Washington Post, New York Post, Boston Herald, The Jerusalem Post, Bangkok Post, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Daily Mail, Le Figaro, The Hollywood Reporter, Newspapers & Technology, and all 11 CanWest publications, including National Post. It also provides consumers, libraries, corporations, governments and hotels instant access to the largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk in the world,

"Our business model is unique. We offer publishers a comprehensive e-paper solution with zero investment and zero operational cost," said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. "By becoming a partner with, rather than a vendor to, our publishers, we create a low-risk and high-value proposition that enables them to transition with confidence from print to digital."

NewspaperDirect publications are also available in luxury hotels, retail outlets, and on cruise ships, yachts and airlines. The publications are also available for home delivery via its 100+ licensed partners that operate 1,200 print stations in 105 countries.

About South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post is Hong Kong's premier English-language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership. First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Its online platform,, reaches a global audience of China watchers with daily breaking news, podcasts and videos.

About NewspaperDirect Inc.

Founded in 1999, NewspaperDirect Inc. is the world leader in multi-channel newspaper and magazine content distribution and monetization. NewspaperDirect offers more than 700 newspaper and magazine titles through a global network of 1,200 print locations in 105 countries, delivering them to hotels, libraries, cruise ships, corporate offices, retail outlets, home subscribers, and Web browsers everywhere.

The company's offering is the world's largest online newspaper kiosk, providing instant access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world. Users can view publications online, download titles for offline viewing, instantly translate articles into 12 different languages, listen to publications on their PCs, Macs or mobile devices, and enjoy reading hundreds of publications that have been optimized for Smart Phones, iPhones, iPod Touch and BlackBerry devices. Special versions of are available for the library, corporate, airline, hotel and OEM markets.

NewspaperDirect's SmartEdition e-paper solution, powered by PressDisplay technology, fits every publisher's needs with zero investment and zero operational cost. With SmartEdition, a publisher's subscribers benefit from anywhere/anytime access to current and back issues of their publications, while enjoying premium digital features such as voice narration, instant translation, article sharing, integration with leading blog platforms, and advanced searching. NewspaperDirect provides full hosting, payment acceptance, customer service management and technical support. and SmartEdition are trademarks or registered trademarks of NewspaperDirect Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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