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Readly launches ‘Articles’ on its platform - a new way to read trusted digital magazine content

Press release   •   Oct 31, 2019 07:00 GMT

Readly, the digital magazine subscription, is launching a new service dedicated to bringing curated articles from publishers directly to its readers.

Readly Articles’ will provide readers with an alternative way to read content in the form of an individual, stand alone digital magazine feature. TIME, Hearst, Future and Perry Publishing are some of the publishers offering their articles to Readly subscribers.

Readly will curate, extract and add a digital-first reading experience to featured articles. Compelling stories, in-depth reports and interviews will be presented in a carousel at the top of the users screen based on curation from the app's editorial team, highlighting to the reader articles of interest based on their profile and previous magazine reads.

The UK will be the first market to roll out Readly Articles with Readly’s other markets following over the coming year.

Ranj Begley, Readly UK MD and Chief Content Officer said: “Although the average user session on Readly is 21 minutes, many of our readers consume magazine content in shorter sessions, on the go. This exciting new feature is an article feed developed for those moments, making it easier for readers to discover, explore and enjoy content the second they open the app. For publishers, Articles sparks interest in their title through content that matters to the individual reader. The original magazine is just a click away encouraging the subscriber to go on to read the whole issue.”

Readly Articles will become another source of data with next generation analytics. Readly are currently developing an analytics tool powered by 22bn data points for publishers to gain reader insights and benchmarks for content as well as advertising. The data provides learnings about readership behaviour, demographics and read times.

Nima Boustanian, Chief Product Officer at Readly said “Readly focuses on long tail content monetization and will push the right article at the right time to the right user. Some articles that are considered ageless, such as documentary articles can be displayed in the feed time and time again. That could potentially mean a better long tail effect for print articles that are digitized resulting in increasing revenues. This is just the start of a new chapter as we constantly seek to innovate; personalized content, audio and video function are all possibilities for the future.“

Readly Articles is available for Readly subscribers on mobile from today. The service will roll out on tablet over the coming months. Readly Articles due to be published include:

  • Esquire - Talk Talk, an aural history of the podcast
  • TIME - The grey wave set to hit China
  • Business Traveller - Plugged in for electric vehicles

Readly continues to make quality content more accessible than ever before, so that more people can enjoy the magic of magazines. Since the Company was founded in 2012, Readly has pioneered the market for digital magazine subscriptions by providing its users with unlimited access to local and international high-quality content from well-renowned publishers both in the UK and globally.

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About Readly
Readly is a digital subscription service that lets customers have unlimited, “all-you-can-read” access to thousands of national and international magazines in one app – both streamed and downloaded. Readly launched in Sweden in 2013, the app is available globally but is currently actively marketed in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States, Ireland, and Italy. The service is ultra-fast, easy-to-use and convenient – each subscriber can access magazines on up to 5 devices. Readly offers a powerful, risk-free route to market for publishers who can also track and analyse how their content is being consumed. www.readly.com

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