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San Francisco Chronicle [Kindle Edition]

by San Francisco Chronicle
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

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This Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper is the 14th largest in the country, with a daily circulation of 375,000 in the Bay Area alone. It provides comprehensive coverage of local, regional and international news, entertainment and sports, and is one of the only papers in the United States with a regular column devoted to the architecture industry.

The Kindle Edition of The San Francisco Chronicle contains most articles found in the print edition, but will not include some images and tables. Also, some features such as the crossword puzzle, box scores and classifieds are not currently available. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle starting at 5:00 AM San Francisco local time.

Product Details

  • Publisher: San Francisco Chronicle (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000P1XIS0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,233 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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91 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Like many others, I tried a subscription to the Chronicle a year ago and cancelled during the 14-day free period. This past November, however, I decided to cancel my regular paper and started trying Kindle versions of several papers from across the country (Las Vegas, Seattle, Sacramento, San Jose, and back to San Francisco). The Chronicle is by far the best of these papers and is available at the lowest price. In addition, it had noticeably improved over what I tried a year ago -- nice pictures to accompany selected articles, summaries of all major sporting events, etc. Further, it has always been waiting on my Kindle when I have breakfast shortly after 6:00. Clearly the complaints about late delivery are out of date.

I should note that 4 stars is the highest rating I can give any Kindle version of newspapers as long as they fail to include comics, local weather, local TV listings, etc. The Chronicle already seems to include more of its content on the Kindle than any other paper (especially the Sunday edition), but not enough for the elusive fifth star.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
I enjoy reading the Kindle version of the S.F. Chronicle, but it is a different experience. The newspaper is usually available by 6 am each day, and this suits my schedule just fine. The Kindle version has a summary page which shows each section of the paper and the number of articles in each section along with a short summary. I can use this page to read just the articles that are of interest to me. The ability to cut and save articles is also a big plus. As some reviews have pointed out, there are no ads, obituaries, sports box scores, movie listings, etc. Some of these omissions detract from the electronic newspaper, and I hope the Chronicle will consider listing, for example, the obituaries in the near future and making other changes.

The main difference for me is the fact that it takes me much longer to read the Kindle version of the Chronicle. I have a tendency to scan through the articles and this isn't possible with the Kindle. Perhaps this is a good thing. Before the Kindle, the Chronicle was always a morning paper for me, but since I carry the Kindle with me, I find myself reading the newspaper at various times during the day.

My overall impression is very positive. The 2nd version of the Kindle provides a very convenient way of reading newspapers, magazines, and books, and I am already looking forward to the 3rd version which will hopefully offer a color screen.
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145 of 171 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth It February 1, 2008
By Iris
I canceled during the freebie period for several reasons. First, delivery was late four times in eight days. I want the morning newspaper when I get out of bed, not at noon. Worse, the electronic version does not have things like the weather page or movie listings or most any of the other reference materials you want from a daily paper. Horrors: the electronic edition doesn't give you the Pink Section. Why buy the Chron if you don't get the Pink Section? I had hoped to give up my newsprint subscription, but the electronic version is no substitute for the real thing. It isn't worth it.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Chron is great! May 20, 2009
Hey, I've been a SF Chron subscriber for all of my adult life and I'm OLD so that's a long time. We're moving to a very rural area of the Bay Area where there is no home delivery so I thought we'd give the Kindle version a try even though there are several negative reviews.
It's great, I love it. So far, always available when I get up (6:30ish). I love the way I can page through just the way I would with a paper paper. Also, I'm not in whispernet range and was worried downloading from my computer would be a pain, but it's not! If you care about the comics, they're not there, but Jon Carroll is and that's what's important to me. Might have to get another Kindle though so my husband and I can read at the same time.
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74 of 88 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars back to the paper edition February 18, 2008
I am a long time Chronicle subscriber but at this time of the year I go to work very early and the carrier never delivers before I leave home. I was hoping the Kindle edition would enable me to read the paper when I got to work. Unfortunately, the Kindle edition was often later than the paper edition, once several hours later. The Kindle edition also lacked many of the features that I read the daily paper for: comics, sports tv listings and many other articles that I like to scan. Maybe if I'm traveling out of town I might think of ordering a single copy but a daily subscription is out of the question for now.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Enough to Replace Home Delivery August 16, 2009
I've been very pleased with my first three weeks. The paper is always on my Kindle when I get up at 7 AM. The table of contents is easy to navigate and complete - allowing you see all the sections or even all the articles in a section if you choose. I usually select a section by pressing in on the 5 way switch and then move page to page. If I come upon an article I don't want to read, I use the left tilt on the 5 way switch to move to the next article (right takes you back one). Almost all the pictures from the "real" paper are included.
The difference I'm still getting used to is that there are no jumps. With the Kindle version you read one front page story all the way through and then the next one. You don't come to the secondary stories that relate until you get to the inner page. So, you'll be reading along and come to a later page and realize "oh yeah, these stories are related to the main article." Perhaps as they refine the Kindle version they'll have jump-to links at the end of the main story.
More important, though, is that the baseball box scores and standings are not included. I hope the folks who put the Kindle version together are reading that last sentence, because that would make it great. Therefore 4 stars instead of 5, but I'm liking it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent Bay Area news. I had forgotten how mant important local events occur. Well curated content.
Published 1 month ago by RyeM
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The San Francisco Chronicle by Amazon is a great publication.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I love the Chronicle
I love the Chronicle. My only complaint is I can't get the whole paper. I would like to receive the bridge and the funnies.
Published 2 months ago by Karen Lee
3.0 out of 5 stars I used to live in the SF Bay area, ...
I used to live in the SF Bay area, so it is interesting to occasionally read the Chronicle. It's how I found out that the new eastern part of the Oakland Bay Bridge was poorly... Read more
Published 4 months ago by dan
2.0 out of 5 stars What a sad
The fact that the main newspaper in the technology hub of the universe, San Francisco, in the year 2015, still uses formatting that that makes it look like it was done with MS DOS,... Read more
Published 4 months ago by SCM
1.0 out of 5 stars the best is the green pages that's always aday late
way too liberal, the best is the green pages that's always aday late!!!
Published 5 months ago by Red
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Beats the home town paper where I live
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Digital edition is very poor quality
On more than one occasion the e-book version has been COMPLETELY UNREADABLE due to missing pages in the middle of every single article. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Andrew Lambert
1.0 out of 5 stars Paper comes at 6: 30 am; kindle e ...
Paper comes at 6:30 am; kindle e Chronicle comes at 8:30am.
Published 6 months ago by Calvin P Robison
4.0 out of 5 stars Good alternative for regional, state and world news.
Good. Expansive, for those who like a liberal and California flavor to their news, this one is a great choice from time to time. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Eagle 1
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