New Scientist article New Scientists website will feature articles and other content that is not currently available on the website.
New Scientist said it is the first major publishing company to make a major change to its website to make it more relevant to its readers and to attract new customers.
Microsoft’s software will be available on New Scientist’s site starting in March.
Microsoft will offer three new e-reader apps: One for reading books online, one for reading on a tablet and the third for reading e-textbooks that are printed and sent electronically to users.
Microsoft says it will also introduce a new software program that will make it easier for users to download and install the software on computers and tablets.
The new operating systems will be powered by Windows 10, the company said.
“Microsoft will be the first to offer a complete online publishing service for our customers, offering a broad array of capabilities including cloud-based services, online publishing and secure file storage,” said New Scientist publisher and president Peter Rees.
In an e-mailed statement, Microsoft said it would continue to develop and improve its software for e-reading and other digital products.
Its e-readers and other e-ink readers have long been part of Microsoft’s strategy to compete with Amazon and other booksellers and publishers, which use software and hardware to store and process books.
A spokesman for Amazon declined to comment.
Apple is expected to launch its own online book services in the coming weeks, though details have not been disclosed.
According to a Reuters story on Friday, Microsoft has been working with Apple for a number of years to launch a book services platform that could rival Amazon’s e-commerce offerings.
New Scientist, a New York-based magazine, published the article online.
Microsoft has been a major player in the world of e-printing for more than a decade, and it has been increasingly focused on making it easier to get books online.