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Quality News On Your Kindle for 99 cents Per Month


Greetings all,

My wife and I each own an Amazon Kindle and many times I’ve wished I could use it to read the daily news. I work on a computer all day, and it would be nice to relax on the couch with my wife and not have to have a laptop out to see what was going on in the world.

Since getting the Kindle, I have looked at the offered news publications available for it and they have always left me wanting because:

  • some have lousy formatting for a Kindle
  • some have images that do not show up well on a black-and-white device
  • the pricing on many of these publications is ridiculous (some have the audacity to charge MORE for the digital version of their journal than they do for the one that is printed and delivered to your door)
  • of the publications that ARE priced reasonably, many times the quality of the content is very poor (I don’t care to read a series of “editorials” trying to be passed off as “news”…I like factual reporting and I’ll draw my own conclusions)
  • Well, I finally found a good solution to this little dilemma: Reuter’s News Blogs.

    These news blogs consist of a selection of the top stories from the Reuters news site and are updated daily (sometimes more). The blogs are grouped by topic, and each blog only costs 99 cents per month. I currently subscribe to three of these blogs (meaning I am paying roughly $3 per month to read all of this on my Kindle):

  • Reuters Top News
  • Reuters Technology
  • Reuters Business
  • If you poke around the Kindle store you will find that there are other Reuters blogs available as well, but I do hasten to point out that there is some overlap between the different blogs. How much overlap depends on the news of the day. When technology news is breaking, it is not uncommon for a number of the Reuters Top News articles to be the same as the articles in the Reuters Technology blog. You will need to try each blog (you get a free 14-day trial for each) and see if you like the mix.

    There are, of course, many, many options when it comes to reading news on your Kindle. However, I find that I am more than willing to pay $3 per month so that each morning I can read the major news articles of the day. If you have a Kindle, be sure to give this a try. As previously mentioned, the price is right, and you even get a 14 day free trial up front.

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