The Spectator

A leading political magazine established in 1828. Adapting for the digital era of publishing. Powered by Standfirst for Kindle.

The Challenge

The Spectator required a system for the fast and timely production of Kindle e-ink editions. An essential requirement was flexible, easy to use software to pass Amazon’s strict validation requirements.

The Solution

Implementation of Standfirst for Kindle. Our software pulls in syndicated content straight from The Spectator’s own CMS. Content is automatically placed into sections, producing a valid output for Amazon’s Kindle to distribute copy into the hands of Kindle users.

The Spectator on Kindle

The team at interconnect took the time to listen to our needs and recommend a suitable solution. We're very happy with the service and end product we received.

Tom Morgan,


Head of Digital — Press Holdings

User friendly software

We pride ourselves on user friendly software. Publishing news to Kindle using our software means a typical issue can be produced in five simple steps. Create your issue; Choose your cover; Curate your content; Organise it all by drag and drop; Send it to Amazon. It really is as easy as that.

Powerful features

A simple visual editor, with full Kindle image support. Drag and drop edition building for easy re-ordering. Support for Kindle sections. Table of Contents automatically generated. Support for cover images. Content import from any and multiple RSS feeds. Ability to handle ‘secret’ feeds with tokens.

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