Dearest Weekly Readers: We're excited to announce that Seattle Weekly is now available on Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Fire! This is the Weekly's second product available to Kindle users: Our music magazine, Reverb Monthly, has been available for several months. If you're a Kindle or Kindle Fire user -- and there are more and more of us every day -- you can subscribe to the Weekly via the Kindle store for $1.99 a month. But you can try it free for the first two weeks.
That's right: We're a free weekly that's CHARGING for our Kindle edition! There are a couple reasons for this. First, there are no ads on the Kindle edition. Second, there are no free periodical subscriptions on the Kindle store.
When we launched Reverb Monthly on the Kindle, I wondered out loud how many of our readers would be willing to pay for something on the Kindle that they can get for free online and in print. As I mentioned before, I've subscribed to Kindle editions of online publications (Slate, Politico, etc.) that were free online. I was not surprised to learn there are quite a few of our music readers who enjoy reading our prose on a Kindle, and are willing to pay a modest fee for the convenience. Now the rest of you can check it out, too.
If you have a Kindle but have yet to subscribe to a publication, please give us a try. I think you'll enjoy the "silence" of the newspaper experience on the eReader.