'... NewspaperDirect takes a different approach. After installing its PressReader software on their computer, users can select the publications to which they wish to subscribe. PressReader downloads these publications and then transfers them to the Kindle via USB cable. Using PressReader, Kindle users have access to 1,400+ complete editions of local, national and international newspapers from 93 countries in 44 languages — often before they are available on newsstands — and can read them from cover to cover.There is much more info at the website, linked at the top here.
“We have completely transformed what it’s like to read newspapers and magazines on Kindle,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “Our unique e-publishing technology optimizes the visual quality of every title for Kindle, plus our enormous breadth of titles and all-inclusive pricing model means that Kindle users worldwide can enjoy all their favorite papers every day, in the palm of their hand.”
Kindle joins a growing list of devices already supported by PressReader, including PCs, Macs, smartphones, iPhones, iPod Touch and BlackBerry devices, Sony and IREX digital readers, and, soon, Interead’s COOL-ER. The moment a title is available on one device, it’s available on all of them, ensuring that PressDisplay.com subscribers always have access to the latest content on whichever device they prefer.
NewspaperDirect’s technology means Kindle owners enjoy a more authentic, graphically rich and sustainable reading experience than currently exists with other newspaper editions for Kindle:
* All original content (including photos and images) is presented in a familiar newspaper layout.
* Intuitive navigation controls are built in, along with thumbnails, and cross-linking within multi-page articles.
PressDisplay.com also enhances the reading experience with powerful features such as cross-title search, monitoring, article ranking, bookmarks, instant translation, on-demand audio and social features that allow readers to comment on content, share articles, and interact with other readers. '
I checked out the membership prices at PressDisplay and there is an economy plan for $10/month. The totally unlimited plan for accessing the entire library is $30/month.
No date is given but it may be available almost right away.
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