Zinio Systems, Inc., which produces, distributes, and circulates of digital publications, has announced the signing of exclusive franchise agreements with AccesoGroup in Spain, Zinio Systems Norden AS in Scandinavia, and Taurus in Poland. The companies will sell Zinio's products and services to magazine publishers in-country and maintain online newsstands for direct consumer subscriptions. Zinio's franchise distribution strategy began last year with Acer in China. The company is continuing discussions with 60 franchise candidates in 20 other regions around the world. The franchise operations augment Zinio's increased direct sales efforts in the UK, as marked by the recent opening of its London office.