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Hearst Magazines UK Partners With Magzter for Digital Expansion

NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwired - March 18, 2016) - Magzter, the world's largest digital magazine newsstand, has been adding magazines from several legendary publishers from all over the world to its catalogue of 7,600+ titles. As an important step in this direction, Magzter has now brought on board Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, ELLE and Harper's Bazaar. It is worth mentioning that Magzter has been already digitally publishing the titles of Hearst Magazines from the USA and Hearst Shkulev Media from Russia.

With the addition of Hearst Magazines UK to its list of prized publishers, Magzter has further strengthened its position of being the ultimate digital reading destination. Hearst Magazines UK has currently added two of its best-selling titles -- Men's Health UK and Cosmopolitan UK to Magzter, and more magazines will be added soon.

Men's Health UK is the best-selling men's magazine, which is packed with expert tips and advice on everything today's man needs to feel fitter, healthier, and happier. Published 11 times a year, this magazine is priced at GBP 29.99 for an annual subscription on Magzter. Men's Health magazine from other countries, namely, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and Thailand are also available on Magzter.

Cosmopolitan UK is the world's number one women's magazine brand -- with 60 editions worldwide. At the heart of every feature, blog, tweet or video is the ethos that Cosmopolitan inspires women to be the best they can be -- on their terms. This monthly magazine is priced at GBP 9.99 for an annual subscription on Magzter. Cosmopolitan magazine from other countries, namely, US, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Slovenia, Chile, Philippines, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Indonesia are also available on Magzter.

These magazines also come as a treat to Magzter GOLD customers, who can enjoy reading them along with 3,750+ international digital magazines.

"At Magzter, we constantly strive to give a superlative digital reading experience to our 28.5+ million readers by offering them the best magazines from around the world. The arrival of two of Hearst Magazines UK's best-selling titles on to Magzter, Cosmo and Men's Health, will give our readers exactly that. This will also help Hearst reach Magzter's global English speaking audiences with their world-class content." - Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

"Hearst is the name synonymous with exceptional magazines all over the world, and I am elated to welcome Hearst Magazines UK onboard at Magzter. I am sure that these magazines will receive an overwhelming response from our readers, who are always on the lookout for high quality content to read on the go. Here's to a fruitful digital publishing partnership between Hearst Magazines UK and Magzter!" - Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

About Magzter

Magzter Inc. is the world's largest and fastest growing self-service, cross-platform digital magazine store and newsstand with over 28.5 million digital consumers and more than 7,600 magazines from over 3,000 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its local presence in London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Mexico City, Chennai and Singapore and will soon be expanding to other countries. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijay 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, that allows publishers to upload their magazines with a single touch, Magzter also enables them to publish interactive/audio-visual content in the magazine as it supports HTML5.

The FREE Magzter app is available on Apple iOS, Android (Google Play), Amazon App Store and Kindle Fire as well as the web with more platforms coming soon. Users can buy their magazines on any of the devices/platforms mentioned above and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

Magzter also launched a path-breaking "All You Can Read" subscription service called Magzter GOLD in January 2015, which gives digital readers unlimited access to thousands of magazines for a low monthly price.

The company counts among its publisher customers some marquee names including Time Inc. (USA), Condé Nast (USA), Hearst (USA), American Media (USA), Bloomberg (USA), Hearst Magazines UK, Dennis Publishing (UK), Time Inc. UK, Bauer Consumer Media (UK), Media24 (South Africa), Edipresse Asia (Hong Kong), India Today Group (India), WorldWide Media (India), Maxim Inc. (USA), Black Enterprise (USA), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore), RBA (Spain) and Grupo Expansión (Mexico). Magzter has been rapidly increasing its publisher base with magazines from over 50 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.; making it truly the #1 choice for magazine readers and publishers globally.

About Hearst Magazines UK

Hearst Magazines UK is the trading name of National Magazine Company Ltd, established in 1910 by William Randolph Hearst, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation.

Hearst Magazines UK publishes 19 magazine brands and five pureplay digital brands including Cosmopolitan, Digital Spy, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and Harper's Bazaar.

It is the largest digital magazine publisher in the UK with a digital audience of 15 million monthly unique users and it reaches one in three UK online adults, one in three UK women and one in four UK online men.

Hearst Magazines UK has interests in two joint ventures in partnership with some of the world's best publishers:

  • Hearst Rodale UK: A 50:50 joint venture with Rodale Inc, which focuses on health and wellbeing. Hearst-Rodale publishes Men's Health, Women's Health and Runner's World, their companion sites and pureplay site, fetcheveryone.
  • COMAG: A 65:35 joint venture with Condé Nast, one of the U.K.'s largest magazine distributors.

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Vijay Radhakrishnan
Co-founder and President
United States

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