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The Boston Globe [Kindle Edition]

by The Boston Globe
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

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The Boston Globe is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Mass., and in the greater New England region. Awarded numerous Pulitzer Prizes, The Boston Globe provides comprehensive local, national, and world news and features columns in news, arts and entertainment, business, sports, travel, life, and real estate. Notable contributors include Ty Burr, Ellen Goodman, Jeff Jacoby, Bob Ryan, Dan Shaughnessey, and Dan Wasserman.

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


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  • Publisher: The Boston Globe (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: The Boston Globe
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000HA4FKY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,073 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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174 of 180 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but needs much improvement August 18, 2008
Pros:
Electronic delivery

No paper to recycle

Sections are listed and presented for navigation

Entire paper is searchable

You can keep as many editions as you like (depends on your Kindle's storage).

You can resend any edition (back one week) via your Amazon Kindle account management page. Great if you accidently delete an edition.

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Cons:
Less content than paper edition (no comics, no classifieds, no coupons, few pictures, few obituaries).

No weather report or forecast

No league standings for ANY sports - an inexcusable omission!

Articles are not in the same order as paper edition

Some article appear twice in the same edition using different titles. Poor editing procedures.

Articles sometimes have programming codes left in them during the conversion process, again poor editing.

Boston Globe team can be late in delivering the Kindle edition (really, how hard can it be to deliver ONE computer file on time?)

Unusable web-links are sprinkled throughout articles. They do nothing but distract the reader. Probably residue left by the poor conversion and editing process.

You can't easily jump back an article if you inadvertently click past one. You have to either click back page-at-a-time (slow) or jump articles starting back from the section beginning (again slow). This can be quite a pain.

Amazon Kindle support isn't available until 9:00 AM EDT. This is a pain if Amazon's electronic delivery fails for the Boston Globe (happened to me once) and you need them to resend.

Hard to believe, but the Boston Globe's customer service department is unaware that they publish a kindle edition!
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55 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! Easy to Read; Easy to Skim March 15, 2008
I live in Boston and had been waiting for the Boston Globe to become available for the Kindle since mine arrived on December 4, 2007. I subscribed the first day I found out about it and have not been disappointed. I am not a big print newspaper fan, I find them environmentally unfriendly, dirty (think blank ink on hand), and they contain a lot of information I usually have no interest in (ads, sports, stock lists, etc.) so they are thicker than I need them to be and messy. I won't even take the two free papers offered at the subway on most days (the excellent Metro and the whiny bloggy Boston Now). On the other hand I find the web version of newspapers hard to drill down to find the articles that apply only to today - if you know the topic you can do a search but there's really no way to tell if I at least skimmed all the articles for the day.

Enter the Kindle edition which solves most of my complaints about the print and web edition of the Boston Globe, while all the material I am not interested in is still there it is easy to bypass and doesn't really cause any clutter or eat up resources (a few kb of disc space I guess). Some pictures are now beginning to appear too. The ads are gone (so unless you only buy the paper for the ads - some people do - you will be pleased). The Contents, Sections and Next Article layout is great. From the main page you can just skim all the headlines by hitting the next page button until you get to the end - and then you'll know you haven't missed any of today's headlines. If you want more detail you can select the headline link.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected January 1, 2009
By MCat
The Boston Globe If you're looking for the real Boston Globe, unfortunately you won't get it here. The Boston Globe is my local newspaper, so I want the local news and reporting, not just the major articles. I'm used to seeing local high school sport information, box scores, etc in the sports section. Unfortunately you only get a few parts and pieces of the newspaper. Thanks, but that's not offering me any real value. If you ever change to offering the real newspaper, then I may be interested in subscribing.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 50% price hike not worth the reduced content December 10, 2010
I began receiving the Globe on my Kindle in October for $9.99/month. I subscribed not only because it is the regional paper, but also because this represented a cost savings over other papers such as the NYT. I have enjoyed it and consider the $9.99 to be well spent. But the Globe for Kindle will now jump to $14.99/month. A 50% price increase for *anything* is customer-unfriendly, but especially for the Globe Kindle version: on the Kindle, you do not get certain content such as comics, classifieds, or even the majority of photos in the paper. It is extremely unwise for the Globe to effect this sort of price hike without beefing up the Kindle content for the newspaper -- at the very least, the comics, which most people enjoy reading daily. Because of the new disparity between price and content, I will be canceling my subscription when my 6-month grace period under the old price expires. It is unfortunate, and I will miss receiving it on the Kindle; but the cost-benefit analysis does not pan out with a 50% price hike for the same pared-down content.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love the Globe
It's my hometown paper even though I don't live in Boston (for now) and even though it's not printed on paper. I love the Globe. One of the best news organizations in the country.
Published 4 days ago by JABV
5.0 out of 5 stars Great paper- great deal
The Boston Globe; a great paper that I miss on vacation. However with a 3G connection with my kindle I can pick up daily even overseas, for a great price. Read more
Published 5 days ago by averageanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Globe is alwayz fun with its varieth and content. Front page is good, business is better andsports is awesome.
Published 9 days ago by billr1047
5.0 out of 5 stars I never knew that!
The Globe excels in investigative reporting. Weekly it gives me new information about people, places, happenings that I should have questioned long before now. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Ann Marie
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible formatting
There are consistent formatting problems in every issue. They are too distracting for this to be readable. Not worth the price.
Published 16 days ago by Mike N.
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I find the news presented in a biased manner
Published 29 days ago by Mark Frechette
1.0 out of 5 stars Not at all like the newspaper format
Terrible. Not at all like a regular newspaper. The Ipad app reads like a newspaper, why can't the android app be the same. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Diane Patriarca
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
EXPENSIVE
Published 1 month ago by AtmsMum
4.0 out of 5 stars The good old days!
It ain't what it used to be!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Stuart Plumer
3.0 out of 5 stars good price for content though
Nothing special,good price for content though.
Published 1 month ago by Danoman
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I fully agree, I think it is actually deceptive to offer you to cancel at any time, only to find out that you have to go through an obfuscated process to do so.
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If you want to read the paper on a PC, just go to Boston.com - it's free, no subscription required.
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