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USA Today, Paid No-Ads Daily Edition [Kindle Edition]

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USA TODAY is the nation's top selling newspaper, offering the latest in news, business, sports, entertainment and lifestyle stories. USA TODAY presents the most relevant and significant stories of the day, concisely edited and presented in a style that is engaging and inclusive. Readers rely on Personal Finance columnists John Waggoner and Sandra Block to deliver insight, advice and tools to manage in a challenging economy. USA TODAY's Entertainment coverage keeps readers on the inside with a expanding variety of movie, TV and celebrity exclusives and daily reviews of the best in entertainment. From world news to the daily Sports report, USA TODAY provides 3.6 million readers with the news and information they need to manage and enjoy their busy lives.

The Kindle Edition of USA TODAY contains most articles found in the print edition, but will not include all images. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle starting at 5:00 AM Washington DC local time. Please note that USA TODAY publishes only Monday through Friday.

Product Details

  • Publisher: USA TODAY (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001KBZ3D2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,622 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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249 of 255 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gave it time to grow on me August 1, 2009
I am an enthusiastic Kindle 2 the product for reading fiction books. I also like USA Today, and have read it at lunch nearly every work day for years. It is an entertaining smattering of news on a variety of subjects. However, putting the USA Today into the Kindle 2 seemed doubtful to me. Although the Kindle 2 is a great cover to cover reader, it is not yet a great random access device, so I wondered if it would work ok for me. I acquired the trial subscription.

After a day, I was ready to give it up, and resolved not to try another newspaper. I tried to dive into the middle of the paper and navigate to each article I wanted to read. I was trying to read the USA Today like I would navigate a web site, and I found it difficult to keep track of where I was. Score 0 for random access on the Kindle 2. It would help if the main table of contents would list all the articles. In fairness, there are a lot of articles to list, and you can get a multipage list of articles in each section with the first few words. But that is a lot to wade through. Still better access than the paper version, but the Kindle 2 could do better than that.

But a few days later, my local morning paper never arrived, and I decided to read USA Today from Kindle 2. This time, I read it like a book, starting at the front page. I found I could easily navigate to the beginning of each article using the 5-way controller, and stopped at the articles I wanted to read. This method really sold the subscription to me. This approach is exactly how I read the paper version, starting at the front and continuing to the back, and the Kindle 2 was outstanding.

I thought about this a little more. I can get the USA Today for free on the web site. Why bother with the Kindle edition.
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217 of 235 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great paper! January 13, 2009
The USA Today via the Kindle is well done. We normally subscribe to the USA Today and the Washington Post. Yes you lose the color graphics but that is not a detriment if you want to read the news while traveling without having to find the paper on sale. Navigation around among the sections and the articles is very easy and intuitive. My husband had never used my Kindle and I gave it to him to read the paper and he had no problem with it. Don't compare the USA Today with other newspapers, for the USA Today gives you just the facts and you provide your own opinion as it should be. Reading a story in the USA Today is about ½ the size of the exact same story in the Post but the Post provides a lot of opinion which I don't need. I form my own opinion after reading the paper. The Editorial page along with the Letters to the Editor are on the Kindle along with the sports, life, and all the world news. Great paper!!
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105 of 115 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some of what USA Today readers like, much missing... December 26, 2008
Hard to evaluate based on one edition, particularly as this one (Dec 26) has a fair amount of its content focused on "year in review" sort of articles. I will try this again when traveling, pairing it with the WSJ. It probably will fall into the guilty pleasure bucket for me and I suspect that the NY Times will edge it out most days.

The Good:
1. NY Times-like layout, using the easy to navigate "sections, articles" format.
2. Word length indication at the beginning of each article
3. Use of sub-headings within many articles
4. National scope of coverage for sports

The Not-So-Good
1. Very few pictures and no graphics
2. No sports standings (they could have really made this a "killer ap")
3. Quite a few of the shorter stories left me wanting a bit more (I know, this is USA Today!)

Net, worth a try at the price, but will probably be trumped by the Times, Post, etc. whose readers want that sort of depth, and will leave readers who like the paper version of USA Today buying their hard copy.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars iPhone application is better January 16, 2010
By zazza
Not very impressive. I was looking forward to accessing USA Today on my Kindle. The Kindle content is minimal as compared to the actual print copy of the newspaper. I've had the FREE USA Today application on my iPhone for a long time and the content is almost identical to what I was receiving through my Kindle......without the significant monthly fee. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch then download the USA Today application. You'll save $$$$ and be just as pleased.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good But Could Be Better January 2, 2010
If you like USA Today than you'll like it for the Kindle too, however its not perfect. You get most of the articles that are included in the print version and the Kindle version makes jumping to specific sections and articles very easy. There are word counts at the beginning of each article, its not critical but it is a nice feature. The biggest turn off for me, and lots of other people, is the price. For some reason the Kindle version is more expensive than their digital version online and $11.99 a month is a lot to ask for a paper that doesn't even have weekend editions. All in all its a good paper but they need to seriously reconsider their pricing strategy.
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66 of 76 people found the following review helpful
I tried one issue and liked the format (other than other users), found the content acceptable and very Kindle-friendly. HOWEVER, I balked at the price! Considering one does not get weekends, plus abbreviated content from the paper edition, I found the MONTHLY PRICE TOO HIGH to justify a subscription. If USA Today would reduce to $9.99 in deference to the lack of content and delivery issues, I would subscribe--but not until then. Do you want a bargain with the same info with more depth? Get The Wall Street Journal--same and/or better content with more features at a $9.99/month price.
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I too have the trial version and am wondering why each issue is a day late. I don't like yesterdays news..
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Where do you go in the UP? I live in the UP and don't have any issues at all. I can receive a book driving across the UP as well as in my house and on our boat.
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