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Excellent Digital Delivery App For My Favorite Magazine
on February 4, 2012
Food Network Magazine is one of my favorite recipe magazines. Every issue is loaded with step by step recipes, colorful photos, chef bio's, their tips, and fave dishes. That is just a sampling of this magazine's extensive content. While the printed issue is delicious to peruse and a lovely addition to any recipe / cookbook collection, the digital version is just as excellent. After my monthly delivery, if I want the "print" edition for my collection I simply purchase it at my local grocer. --the only two I have so far were the November and December 2011 editions, for obvious holiday recipes.-- Also, through wi-fi, I can easily print any desired recipe and/or article.
Some reviewers have complained about the extra cost of the digital issue in addition to the yearly subscription. Myself, I prefer this option on several of my subscriptions. Being an avid and multiple magazine subscriber, the best benefit of Amazon's pay per month or issue option, is that I no longer have magazine clutter. This option is best utilzed for those magazines you do not currently have a yearly subscription. I have yearly subscriptions that offer the "free digital editions" and honestly, it seems redundant. The advantage being all of my magazines are on my Kindle Fire, ready and available at a moments notice. Also great for those long doctor's office waits, kids' track training, etc.. Convenience is about the only pro to "paid print/free digital" in my opinion. Two examples would be Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine. The previous "extra content" available on the digital editions has become almost non-existent. I received my subscriptions to each magazine several years ago at an amazingly reduced price through auto-renewal, before digital apps became available. I would never consider cancelling either subscription due to the price alone. However, I now have two exact copies of each magazine. Some weeks I share my print issues with friends.
One magazine I enjoy the print along with digital issue is All You. I use the print version for the monthly coupons which leaves some of the articles/recipes destroyed after clipping the coupons. By having the digital copy, problem solved.
While I will always prefer an acutal magazine, and book, in my hands, I thoroughly enjoy Amazon's digital delivery and the monthly or current issue option. The monthly option, even on weekly magazines, is less expensive than purchasing the print edition weekly, monthly, or even yearly, without a subscription.
Some readers are also confused as to how long an issue remains on your Kindle Fire. While Amazon states older issues will be deleted for your convenience, with the 7 most recent issues being saved, these settings can easily be changed:
From the carousel, touch and hold magazine of choice, an option box will appear with settings: add to favorites, remove from carousel, delete, and keep. Touch "keep" to ensure magazine of choice will not be deleted. Afterwards, you will notice the magazine you chose to "save" will have a digital "earmark" at the top right hand corner of the magazine denoting your "save".
To view past weekly/monthly digital deliveries, touch and hold until the option box appears, choose "show all issues" to view previous issues.
I hope these tips are useful and allow you to enjoy your digital deliveries even more.