Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, says it has formed ties with electronic media provider NewsStand to offer its publications over the Web. The first publications offered in digital format at the NewsStand site are its Travel Letter and Guide to Baby Products. The travel publication costs $29 for a yearly subscription or $3.95 for single issues; the baby-products guide is available for $4.95. Under the deal, NewsStand will receive commissions from Consumer Reports.
Austin, Texas-based NewsStand publishes digital versions of printed publications over the Web. Among the publications are The New York Times, International Herald Tribune and Harvard Business Review. Consumers Union also publishes reports focused on health, new and used cars, and television.