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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Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

4 thoughts on “Newspaper and Magazines for Kindle outside US”

  1. michael just found out amazon added a new feature on their website,that let’s download magazine and papersubscriptions?

    see on manage you kindle page,might be possible now to subscribe?
    quote:
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    It’s now easier for you to download your Kindle items to your PC or send them wirelessly to your device(s).

    Use the expand feature in the Your active Kindle subscriptions and Your orders and individual charges areas to download content to your PC or send wirelessly to your Kindle device(s).

    Use the expand button ():
    It’s now easier for you to download your Kindle items to your PC or send them wirelessly to your device(s).

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  2. Hi Pieter,

    Thanks for the note. As blogged in this post, one shall be able to download the current issue of newspaper and magazine with the 1-click option. For subscription, in the Manage Your Kindle page there is actually a section “Your active Kindle subscription” to manage the subscriptions. However, I am still not sure whether the individual download option is available in this section. Shall try it one day.

    Cheers, Michael

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    1. Yes, JC, it will change the whole scene … however, we still need to check the details of this downloading thing … it looks like Amazon will charge for the download outside US if you are using an US version Kindle (“U.S. customers will be charged a fee of $1.99 for international downloads.”). So I wonder for those international users, how much they will get charged if they download books / newspapers not in their own country … we will see.

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