India's ABP Group joins Magzter to maximize its global digital presence

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[] New York, New York - Magzter continues to create ripples with its digital presence in India and this time, it brings on board content in Bengali from the renowned ABP Group. The magazines that will be available on Magzter include Desh, Sananda, Anandamela, Anandalok and Unishkuri.

Magzter has set up an enviable global eco-system of magazine publishers and readers in just over 3 years, gaining popularity among publishers in India, urging them to turn digital. India is one of the leading consumers of smart devices in Asia, making for an apt partner to spread Magzter's 'go green' mantra.

ABP's participation in the digital publishing movement will be another big boost towards the newsstand's creation of a paper-free environment. Magzter's 24 million readers across the globe can now tap, read and enjoy what one of India's foremost publishers has to offer. Headquartered in Kolkata, the Ananda Bazar Patrika (ABP) Group is a large media establishment, founded in 1922.

Desh has been the epitome of Bengali language and literature in India. With great literary appeal connecting to its readers as intellectual companion, Desh has been playing a significant role towards shaping the cultural ethos of Bengalis over last eight decades. Desh remains special for its short stories, novels, non-fiction work,connect on topics of current, historical and cultural interest. The magazine is priced at USD $16 for an annual subscription.

Sananda is about celebrating womanhood. A bouquet of fashion, lifestyle, culinary skills, diet, etiquette, travel, home and well-being, the magazine empowers every woman to balance her home and her life outside with equal ease and stand out a winner in every situation. The magazine is priced at USD $20 for an annual subscription.

Anandamela is the most widely read children's fortnightly magazine in Bengali. From science to sports, fiction to comics, adventure to astronomy,Anandamela takes its readers through the world of adventure and fantasy. The magazine is priced at USD $6.40 for an annual subscription.

Anandalok is a celebrity magazine. It is the only magazine in Bengali language on Hollywood, Bollywood and Bengali movie celebrities.
The magazine is priced at USD $12.80 for an annual subscription.

Unishkuri is a popular fortnightly Bengali magazine for teens and young adults. With its exclusive content, the magazine helps all to remain connected with their peer and happenings around their world. It is unique, one of its kinds in any regional language across the country. The magazine is priced at USD $9.60 for an annual subscription.

"Magzter is the leading platform for magazines on a digital news stand. Magzter also provides a simple one stop solution for us to upload 10 issues a month. It was therefore natural that we chose Magzter to debut our magazines on the digital newsstand segment. There are approximately 250 million speakers of Bengali across the world, of which at least 2-3 million affluent well educated Bengalis are in North America, Europe, South East Asia and Australasia. Many of these Bengalis are avid readers of quality Bengali content, but cannot lay their hands on Bengali magazines easily. Our objective is to reach these Bengali readers through Magzter and provide them with the reading pleasure of the best magazine content available in the world - the magazines from ABP." - Kaushik Ghosh, VP-Bengali Magazines, ABP Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, India

"Every step we take forward at Magzter is towards providing content that our readers across the world are seeking. ABP is renowned for its literary contributions not just in Kolkata but all over India and has some remarkable features to offer. India has a wealth of content in several languages and now Magzter readers will have access to some fabulous publications in Bengali." - Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

"ABP has remained a big name in publishing in India and abroad ever since its inception and its publications have an ever-growing fan following. That the Ananda Bazar Patrika Group has chosen to make its digital publications available on Magzter shows stupendous progress for publishing in India, while also making a statement in support of the Go Green movement globally."- Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

In 1922, Ananda Bazar Patrika first came out as a four-page evening daily that sold at two paise and had a circulation of about 1,000 copies a day. Eighty-five years later, Ananda Bazar Patrika reaches out to over seven million readers, every day!

Today, the ABP Group has evolved into a media conglomerate that has eleven premier publications, three 24-hour national TV news channels, two leading book publishing businesses as well as mobile and internet properties, touching the lives of millions of readers and viewers, daily.

ABP believes the legacy you leave, is the life you lead. The group see themselves as repositories of best practices and processes. And at times, when they don't have the very best within, they open windows to look out for expertise. Not surprisingly, ABP is associated with companies and personalities revered across the world. In the world of journalism, ABP is not just a media house. ABP is really an alma mater.

Magzter counts among its publisher customers some marquee names including Hearst (USA), Conde Nast (USA), Newsweek (USA), AMI (USA), Dennis Publishing (UK), Haymarket (UK), Media24 (South Africa), Edipresse Asia (HK), India Today Group (India), WorldWide Media (India), MAXIM Inc. (USA), Black Enterprise (USA), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore), RBA (Spain), Grupo Expansion (MX), ePub Direct, Casemate Group, Ivy Press, Oxbow Books, AUK, Gill & McMillan, Westland, Arcturus Publishing Ltd, Osprey Group, Leadstart Publishing, Panoma Press and has been rapidly expanding its publisher base with magazines and books from more than 50 countries including USA, UK, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and more, making Magzter truly the #1 choice for book readers and publishers the world over.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 17.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Magzter - Magazine & Book Store 3.2.4 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The app is also available on Google Play, and Windows 8, the web, Amazon App Store, Kindle Fire, and NOOK and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter's easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

Magzter Inc. is the world's largest and fastest growing self-service, cross-platform digital magazine store and newsstand with over 24 million digital consumers, more than 4500 magazines, 1000s of books and comic titles from over 1000 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its local offices in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Chennai and Singapore and will soon be expanding to other countires. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter enables magazine publishers around the world to create and deliver digital editions of their titles to global consumers. Powered by its proprietary OREY Click Publishing System(R), Magzter also enables their customers to publish interactive/audio-visual content in the magazine as it supports HTML 5. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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