Setting Up Topics

Follow your favorite news topics with ease using PressReader's My Topics feature. My Topics allows you to customize and organize interesting topics, then displays each one in a unique feed. Each topic compiles related top stories so that you can stay up to date with the latest news on your favorite topics. Learn more below:

Creating your topics

To create your list of topics, click on My Topics under the main navigation menu, and then click on Add Topic.

This will open a dialog box where you can enter keywords that best describe the subject matter.  Filter the results by Title(s), Language(s), and Location of Results and click Save.

*NEW* In a browser, you will find a Top Stories check box when you create a topic. When you mark the Top Stories check box, PressReader will filter and present only the best articles that match search criteria instead of the entire search result set. Readers get the most relevant news from the most recognizable sources, without content duplication. Deselecting Top Stories will return the full search results.

Retrieving your topic feed

PressReader will monitor all of its titles as they are published to find articles that relate to your Topic so the next time you open that Topic’s feed, you’ll have all relevant stories waiting for you to enjoy. You will find the feed when you click on My Topics from the left navigation menu and also as a part of your Home Feed, as shown below.

Setting up email alerts

If you are in a hurry to know when new articles are published you can set up Email Alerts for your Topics.  Email alerts deliver immediate notifications directly to your inbox every time a new story related to your Topics becomes available.

To activate this feature:

  • Select Email Alerts from the left column and check the “Service (recommended”) box, giving PressReader permission to send you alerts about your Topics.

  • Choose the Topic for which you want to receive alerts, along with the desired Notification Frequency (off, once a day, every other day, as it happens).

  • Click Save and you will soon receive email alerts based on your alert settings.

Managing email frequency

Just be aware that some Topics could result in a lot of stories being published across all PressReader titles, so choosing “as it happens” for the notification frequency may result in an over-abundance of email alerts.

So, if the notification frequency you've set up is not working for you, just return to Email Alerts and adjust the frequency or change the definition of your Topic to be more specific.