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IronmanMM
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Magazines and Newspapers

Am I confused, or are there really just 12 magazines and 19 newspapers available for subscription on the nook?

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Gwynne
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For now, yes, that's all that there are.  I'm sure BN is working to get more options, but really, it's up to the magazine and newspapers themselves, because they're the ones who have to format it for the ereaders.

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IronmanMM
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I don't think it is an ereader formatting issue.  THe kindle has boatloads of magazines, newspapers and blogs.  Hopefully, nook will increse content soon.

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But when the Kindle started they only had about 5 magazines and 7 newspapers.  It has grown over the last 2 1/2 years.  I was an early Kindle adopter, and recently added a Nook to my ereader repertoire.  I suspect as Nook's gain market ground, they, too, will gain more and more titles.  (BTW, I truly think that Nook is the better product, and I am so excited by this product!)

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I've been wondering this since I got the Nook for Christmas.  When it first came out there were press releases that with many titles of both mags and papers.  Hardly any of them have come out.  I really enjoy how B&N say over 1 million books, papers, and magazines available but yeah; only 9 mags and 19 papers.  What stinks even more is that they have a bunch of digital editions of mags and papers but they don't work with the nook.

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jslakey
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I was just reading the post about using the mobile versions of web sites.  Also, google reader and nook feed.  Most papers and magazines have RSS feeds.  So I guess if B&N doesn't offer subscriptions there is always a free alternative.

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Hello,

My first post on the B&N Community...

 

I've been researching e-readers: Kindle, iPad, Sony Reader, and Nook.  I'm a big fan of open-source development, so the Nook really appeals to me and gives me a sense that it has a brighter future.  So at the moment, I favor the Nook.  I don't own one yet, which is why I'm checking out what people say here!

 

But that's for another post.

 

One of my main interests in an e-reader is getting the daily newspaper (NY Times), along with magazine subscriptions (New Yorker, Atlantic, Scientific American, New York Review of Books, Wired).

 

I'm having a hard time locating a simple list of which newspaper and magazines are available on the Nook.  I would think that B&N would make this really clear and easy to find.

 

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks,

Matt

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QuiteTheCharacter
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Re: Magazines and Newspapers

 

MatthewSchenker wrote:

I'm having a hard time locating a simple list of which newspaper and magazines are available on the Nook.  I would think that B&N would make this really clear and easy to find.

 

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks,

Matt

 

Click "eBooks" on the brownish menu bar toward the top of the screen, then after that, you'll see links for "eNewspapers" and "eMagazines" under that same brownish menu bar.

 

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NanaLou
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Re: Magazines and Newspapers

 

 

MatthewSchenker wrote:

I'm having a hard time locating a simple list of which newspaper and magazines are available on the Nook.  I would think that B&N would make this really clear and easy to find.

 

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

 

Thanks,

Matt

The nook has 12 magazines and two you have listed are available on the Nook (The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review).

 

They have 19 newspapers and the New York Times is available.

 

 

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MatthewSchenker
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Hello,

Thanks everyone for responding.  I've been reading up on the posts here, and i like the friendly nature of this community.

 

Of course, when I looked again I saw the link to the newspapers and magazines.  Don't know how I missed it the first time.

 

A related question: I see some people have reported issues with delivery of newspapers and magazines.  Have these issues been resolved with the latest software updates?

 

At the moment, I really like the Nook best of the available reader devices, and since I hang out in my local Barnes & Noble a couple of times a week, it makes the most sense for me.

 

Thanks again,

Matthew

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lolasunshine
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I agree that the lack of papers and magazines is very disappointing! I travel and had hoped to receive the Arizona Republic (local paper for the fifth largest city in the US) but it is only available on kindle - why?

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I would advise to just give B&N some time.  They're much newer at this game than Amazon is with the Kindle.  I'm also waiting for two magazines that are available on the Kindle to be made available for the Nook.

 

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MatthewSchenker
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Hello,

I've decided to hold off for now on buying any reader.

 

I refuse to support Apple, and I'm not fond of the Kindle for a few reasons.  The Nook comes closest, but after trying it out at my local B&N, I feel it's in need of a software/hardware makeover. Since the general design is the same as it was when the Nook was launched, I'm betting that B&N will be doing upgrades soon.

 

I like the community here -- one of the real attractions of the Nook.

 

Thanks,

Matthew

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Well they did just have a software update that was a big step forward.  And I suspect that more updates are to be released soon.  But of course if you tried it and didn't like the unit, don't purchase one.  I have been looking for a ereading device for years and the Nook is the best one that has come out yet with the freedom to do what I want and all the needed features.  Sure there are a few things I would like added (such as a goto page option and search/sort in mydocuments) but I believe these are probably being worked on as we speak.

 

As for newspapers and magazines you might consider getting http://calibre-ebook.com/ it has a very easy way to download news from many news sites and magazines and downloading them on the Nook.  It is also a great way to just keep track of your libary.  And best of all...open source.

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I'm also planning to use the browser for the limited amount of news I require.  And I subscribe to EW, so I can use my subscrition to get that online.  Of course, I assume I will need WiFi.I