Why build a digital newsstand?

Have you thought about what will happen to all those lovely street-side news stands in Paris through the digital publishing revolution and onwards? I’m not sure either, but there are strong plans afoot for magazine sales via the web in France.

On 30 June the French consortium ePresse opened its digital kiosk. Six months of hard work for a very small team (the ePresse consortium is a three-person operation: a CTO, a marketing person, and a manager), and still a long way to go. ePresse brought up eight titles: five dailies (Le Figaro, Le Parisien and its national edition, Libération, the sports daily l’Equipe and the business paper Les Echos), and three newsweeklies (L’Express, Le Point, Le Nouvel Observateur). This is only the rocket’s first stage: an iPad/iPhone app allowing per-copy purchases within the App Store; more to come this Fall.

The full article>>> Why build a digital newsstand? | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

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