Herald launches digital and print-on-demand editons

By Hamish Mackay 

The Herald today launched a new digital edition and a digitally-printed compact version that will make Newsquest’s Glasgow-based daily available in 80 countries around the world.

In most cases, the compact version the Herald will be only available in selected locations in large cities, such as international hotels, and must be ordered a day in advance.

The online digital section means bringing The Herald just as it appears in print — complete with all its sections and supplements — to subcribers anywhere in the world.

Using on-screen browsing, readers will have access to a large range of functions, including search and archive facilities and instant translation of stories into 11 major languages.

New users will have the option of a three-day free trial.

The scheme is being operated by Newspaper Direct, who have partnerships with printers in the various nations to produce the newspaper.

The Herald’s existing website will run alongside the new digital edition although it will change over the coming months, with the addition of podcasting and other features.

Editor Charles McGhee said: "We believe these improvements to our print and digital editions will prove immensely popular with readers and underline our commitment to continue developing Scotland’s leading quality daily newspaper to meet the changing needs of our audience in print and online."

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