BBC Top Gear magazine launches digital editions on Magzter

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[prMac.com] New York - Magzter is now the chosen mobile and digital magazine store and newsstand for most global magazines. Following the success of Magzter and close on the heels of other global magazines like Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Grazia, Hello! and many others , BBC Top Gear magazine has chosen to on sell their magazine issues and subscriptions on Magzter. They have started with their India edition.

This is the first digital edition of BBC Top Gear in India and users of iPads, iPhones, Android phones, Android Tablets and any internet enabled computers can now get their favorite magazine in their hands without having to wait for the physical editions or going to the store to buy them.

Readers will be able to browse current and past issues of Top Gear, preview them and purchase single issues or subscriptions with the click of a button. All of this has been made possible by the Magzter platform and Top Gear's teams are excited about the opportunities this has opened up.

"There are at least 10 million new smart devices being bought every month globally and Magzter has consistently been in the top downloaded app category since our launch last year," said Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc., "and having BBC Top Gear on board shows that Magzter continues to be accepted by global magazine brands and we expect to thrill our customers with more such superlative content in the coming months".

Magzter is available as a free app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android phones, Android tablets and directly on the Web at www.magzter.com. Magzter has recently been approved by the Amazon App Store as well as the Huawei App Store for sale to their consumers thereby increase the reach of Magzter globally across more devices. It has been one of the top-grossing apps in the Apple App store since its launch a few months ago, and has already signed up more than 200 regional and global titles including Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Marie Claire, Hello!, Business Today, etc. The ability to log in via Facebook and an "EZ-read" large-type feature have made Magzter the #1 choice for Indian magazine readers globally and now is expanding to other countries rapidly.

Magzter's unique self-service software allows publishers to add videos, audio and web links to their magazines and then upload them - in just minutes. The advertisements in each issue may be interactive as well, including links to sponsor websites, Facebook pages, even embedded TV commercials.

About BBC Top Gear:
BBC Top Gear gained immediate popularity when started out as a TV show and a magazine in the UK. It was soon a rage throughout the motoring world It was first published in October 1993 and is present in over 40 countries worldwide. In India, the first edition published was September 2005 and was aimed at reinventing the way the Indian automobile journalism worked. It looked at letting know readers not just about new cars but what they could do with them - bringing closer to them cars that they aspire for, dream about.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Magzter 1.1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. Magzter - Magazine store is also available on the Android Market.

Magzter Inc., is a New York-based startup that has created a global digital and mobile magazine store and newsstand that allows publishers to easily publish to Apple and Android devices and also allows readers to check out the magazines online. Magzter Inc. has sales offices in the USA and India and is now fast expanding globally with magazines signing up from the USA, UK, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia, Holland, etc. Copyright (C) 2011 Magzter Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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