Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:43
The Chicago Sun-Times has finally joined the Kindle world. After months and years of not embracing this technology (largely due to its previous ownership and bankruptcy), the entire daily Sun-Times will now be available to to be viewed on Amazon.com's electronic reading device. This also opens up a new revenue stream for the newspaper, as it costs $8.99 per month for the electronic subscription. The e-version of the Sun-Times gets auto-delivered wirelessly as soon as the physical issue of the paper hits the newsstand.
"Commuters already know that the Chicago Sun-Times is the most comprehensive source of news for readers on the go, and the explosive popularity of the Kindle and e-readers makes Kindle a natural partner for us," John Barron, Chicago Sun-Times Publisher, said in a statement yesterday afternoon. "The Sun-Times continues to explore new, innovative ways to deliver the news to our readers."
To get more information, to try a 14 day free trial or to order a Sun-Times Kindle subscription, visit this link HERE
The Chicago Sun-Times does have some catching up to do, though. The Chicago Tribune has had their Kindle version of their paper available for just under two years now, as it launched in April of 2008. The Trib's subscription is one dollar higher though, at $9.99 per month. You can view or order the Tribune Kindle subscription at this link HERE
There are now over 100 newspapers available on Kindle, not to mention book publishers who have reportedly made approximately 390,000 titles available for Kindle use.