Don’t miss out on your Express – read it online
On-line readers will even be able to hear the stories being read – or, if the mood takes them, have them translated into one of 10 languages
NO matter where you are, if you can access the internet you can now read the Kentish Express. And thanks to KM Digital Newspapers the on-line edition will enable internet users to enjoy the same paper as the traditional newsprint version. The KM Group has worked with a trailblazing Canadian company called NewspaperDirect to market its newspapers on the web. The papers go on-line at the same time as they go on sale in shops and supermarkets. The electronic version will have all the same sections and supplements as the traditional paper. A range of digital tools will, among other things, enable browsers to zoom in on text and pictures, bookmark pages, make keyword searches and print or email stories or pages. On-line readers will even be able to hear the stories being read – or, if the mood takes them, have them translated into one of 10 languages. Hyperlinks will give readers the chance to go straight to an advertisers’ website or follow up editorial stories. Costs range from £1 for a single issue to £5 for 10 papers and £20 for 52. Paul Cackett, the KM Group’s technical development manager, said: “This new service means it no longer matters where you are or what time of day it is, it will be possible to buy and enjoy our paid-for newspapers on your PC or laptop. “When the digital version appears on screen it will be very familiar – in fact it will look exactly the same – but digital technology will make reading our newspapers on-line a very different experience. You can even download it to your computer and read it without being connected to the internet.” Managing editor Ron Green said: “There are subscribers to KM newspapers all over the world. Traditionally we have posted copies of our papers to them. “However there is now a fascinating new alternative available to everyone, and one which makes reading a newspaper a very different and enjoyable experience. “We expect that businesses, schools, libraries and local authorities will be interested in this new opportunity as well as the readers of our newspapers who live or work outside Kent.” NewsaperDirect, based in Vancouver, is believed to be the world leader in digital newspaper distribution boasting more newspaper titles on-line than any other company.