Newspaper and Magazines for Kindle outside US

BREAKING (2009-10-07) : The Kindle 2 is now available for overseas market as well. So please read the following blog post if your country is not covered by the latest scheme, or you want to know more about other Kindle information.

I always thought there is no way to “subscribe” to US newspapers and magazines outside US for your Kindle as the delivery method for these stuff are through the WhisperNet, which is available only in US. However, with the useful note from Joe of Melbourne, there is a way – that is, just use the “Buy now with 1-click” option to buy the current issue of the newspaper or magazine. With this approach I bought today’s Chicago Tribune at US$ 0.75. Not as cheap as the monthly subscription, but it works !!

Step 1: Find your newspaper or magazine and buy the current issue.

Buy the current issue of newspaper / magazine

Step 2: Select the device, I found that you cannot purchase for your iPhone. Only Kindle is available as an option.

Select the device for purchase

Step 3: Confirm your purchase and you will find a new item for download in the Manage Your Kindle page. Download the document to your computer, and then transfer to your Kindle.

Download to your Kindle

Step 4: Then “read” the newspaper as any book, but you can go to the section page of the newspaper to select your favorite section. By the way, Press Alt+Shift+G together can take screenshots of your Kindle (and the GIF file will be stored in the document folder).

Chicago Tribune screenshot

Update 1 : The Kindle 2 is now available for overseas market as well. So please read this blog post if your country is not covered by the latest scheme only

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What is Social Media, really ?

What if your CEO ask you this question in the board meeting ? Is social media a total waste of time ? And why one need social media at all ?

Tough questions, aren’t they ? You will probably show him / her your Twitter tweets, Facebook page, Linkedin profile etc.. But, so what ?

Last year, marketing director Marta Kagan presented how powerful social media was with the presentation “What the F**k is Social Media?”. But of course, the rise of Facebook and Twitter changed the landscape of social media a lot in the past 12 months. Ms. Kagan just release a sequal to her presentation, namely “Social Media: One Year Later”. Enjoy and hope you find it useful to explain to your boss. Good luck !!