January 18, 2011 /

Reader’s Digest delivered using Digital Publishing Suite

In previous years, I would accumulate stacks of the pocket-sized Reader’s Digest magazine all over the house.  Today, for the first time, I can keep my issues all in one place with the launch of new the Reader’s Digest app, published using Digital Publishing Suite.  With the world’s largest paid circulation, Reader’s Digest reach is extensive. Globally, Reader’s Digest reaches 60 million readers and the publication is available in 21 languages.

In this new iPad edition, the magazine extends the full editorial content of the printed version by including iPad-only photos and video interviews.  The March version will include a trend we’ve seen with other publications and use Web view functionality to pull automatically updated content from the Reader’s Digest Web site into the app. However, my favorite feature in this month’s edition is the interactive “Word Power” article that tests vocabulary in an interactive quiz with instant feedback.  For the record, I scored at the level of a “wordsmith,” which is not quite an “etymologist,” but then again, I’m not a “wordmonger” either.

Our systems integrator partner Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) led the effort to create the digital edition in conjunction with Reader’s Digest managing editor Ann Powell.  Reader’s Digest took advantage of tight integration between the vjoon K4 editorial workflow system and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to speed up the production process.  Using vJoon K4, Reader’s Digest was able to automate article and issue export to the .folio file format and upload to the Distribution Service of Digital Publishing Suite.

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  • By wellington da silva agostinho - 7:27 AM on October 10, 2012  

    gostaria de cancelar a aminha assinatura !

  • By edward folks - 7:16 PM on November 24, 2011  

    the reader’s digest magazine is the better example of planing and publising in the web and conjunting as util and prazerous lecture in yours articles… tank you ery much

  • By dtulan - 7:19 AM on August 7, 2011  

    Reader’s Digest should make its digital edition available all over the globe in normal pcs and also in mobile phones.

    I have been reading and collecting readers digest since my school days, 20 years now, and running out of space to keep it, digital edition will help to keep all my collection for future reading.

  • By AMS - 6:49 PM on March 17, 2011  

    Can you give more details as to how the interactive quiz was created?

    • By Jeff Nesmith - 5:01 AM on October 3, 2012  


      This is a long time coming, but I just ran across your post. The word quiz, Word Power, is created in HTML that works exclusively with the iPad and Fire. We create HTML files to fit each format.

  • By Dhaval - 3:05 PM on January 19, 2011  

    they should get something for normal PC users too…!!!!!