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Digital editions of KMG titles go online

The Kent Messenger Group has launched digital editions of more than 20 of its weeklies, to cater for subscribers who live outside the circulation area.

The group has teamed up with NewspaperDirect to produce the interactive digital replicas.

Among the titles available are the Dartford Messenger, Dover Mercury, East Kent Mercury, Gravesend Messenger, Herne Bay Gazette, Kent Messenger, Kentish Express, Kentish Gazette and Medway Messenger.

KMG managing editor Ron Green said: “There are subscribers to KM newspapers all over the world.

“Traditionally, we have mailed copies of our papers to them. However, thanks to the wonders of this Internet technology there is now a fascinating new alternative available to everyone.

“We are confident that businesses, schools, libraries and local authorities will be interested in these new digital editions, as will be the readers of our newspapers who live or work outside Kent.”

The electronic versions have the same sections and supplements as the traditional paper and also allow readers to make keyword searches, zoom in on text and pictures, bookmark pages and print or e-mail stories or pages.

Online readers can listen to stories being read or have them translated into ten diferent languages.

New users are being offered a seven-day free trial. It then costs £1 for one issue, £5 for 10 papers and £20 for 52 copies.

Once a newspaper is paid for it is available online for 12 weeks from the date of publication and can also be downloaded. Do you have a story about the regional press?
Ring 0116 227 3122/3121, or e-mail:
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