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USA Today Goes Digital, Free Issue for Kindle Readers

USA Today is offering its daily newspaper to Kindle readers for a subscription fee. USA Today is the top selling newspaper in the nation and the flagship publication of Gannett. The paper is printed Monday through Friday so the first issue will be December 29, 2008, but a free issue is available to Kindle users tomorrow, December 26, 2008.

Is this one way to survive the doomed economy? In November, USA Today cut 5% of its newsroom.

Via Angela James.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Emmy
    Dec 25, 2008 @ 23:07:53

    That’s not making sense to me, likely because I don’t have a Kindle.

    Why pay a fee to subscribe to a paper that can be read online (legally, even) for free? I wondered that when I saw how much they were charging people to get the paper on the Kindle. Same applies to the NYT. They charge a ridiculous amout.

    If anyone is paying for USA Today for Kindle, I’d be curious to know why.

  2. Julia Sullivan
    Dec 26, 2008 @ 12:22:49

    5% staff cut is pretty low for most corporations these days.

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