01-25-2010 06:05 PM
I haven't received my nook yet (Feb. 12th group) but one of the things I had a question on was newspaper subscriptions, specifically the LA Times. I'm paying about $25 a month for daily delivery service and was wondering if I can get by on the $9.99 per month version for the nook. For anyone who has experience with getting the LA Times on their nook:
1. When is the current edition delivered? I don't need it first thing in the morning but having it available when I go to work would be a big plus.
2. I'm assuming the nook needs to be in WiFi/3G mode in order to get the current issue. In the interest of battery life, is it good enough just to leave it completely on overnight and put it in airplane mode during the day (after receiving the current issue)?
3. How complete is the content? I don't really care about pictures and such but I would like to be able to read all available articles, reports, etc.
01-25-2010 06:22 PM
If all you read is the news you can get along fine with the nook edition.
If you look at the ads, pictures, personals, announcements, obits, etc, you will not be happy.
You can buy both a subscription or a single issue for the nook so you can compare side by side withoug making a big commitment.
You have to have some network connection in order to get subscriptions. You can live with airplane mode ON most of the time, and turn it off once a day and Check for new B&N content to fetch your subscriptions.
After your first charge, use your nook on the battery till it gets down to like 2 or 4 percent then recharge fully. You will then be able to go for at least a couple days even with the radios on (airplane mode off). I charge mine every three days, and just leave the radio's on. Its not like I am ever far from an outlet.
01-25-2010 06:52 PM
I don't have that paper. East coast papers tend to be there when I wake up. (I live on the west coast so they have three hours on me).
01-25-2010 06:59 PM
Can't speak to the LA Times, but the NY Times generally shows up at around 5:30am NY time. There have been one or two mornings when it's been "late".
Also, for every enewspaper publication there's a 14-day free trial, so you can subscribe to the LA times for the free trial period, and see if you like it before you cancel your paper subscription. If you decide you don't like it, you can always cancel the e-subscription before the 14 day trial is over and you won't (or shouldn't!) get charged.
02-06-2010 02:20 PM
I've been getting the LA Times on my Nook everyday since Christmas. The first day I bought a single edition. The next day I subscribed. I read it for about a week before I took the plunge and cancelled my paper subscription, feeling guilty that I was further leading to their demise after 35 years of subscribing.
It comes automatically most days at about 4:30 in the morning. But, if it's not there you just press Check for Content and it is downloaded in a minute or two.
Only articles. No box scores, T.V. listings, letters to the Sports editor on Saturdays. Took awhile to get used to, but I like it now. I always have the paper with me, even when I'm traveling. Plus my son likes the fact that he doesn't have to take the newspapers out to the recycle.
I'm pretty sure it is $9.99 for the whole month. At least that's whay it seems like on my credit card.
02-17-2010 02:43 PM
I've had the LA Times newspaper subscription for a few weeks now and am happy with it. At $9.99 a month, it's a great deal and I don't have old newspapers to throw away either. Besides the missing content you mentioned above, I did notice that the NBA team rankings in Mark Heisler's column on Sunday's are not part of his article. A small omission but I did enjoy the commentary that he wrote along with it.
One problem I did have was that for a few issues, I had to manually try and download that day's edition. I tried several times with no success; kept getting an error message that it couldn't connect. Later, I learned that there was something wrong with the credit card I had assigned to my account. I updated my account with a new credit card and have not run into any problems since then.