Smithsonian Magazine Kindle Edition
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In short, Smithsonian doesn't deliver your subscription to your Kindle until the 15th of each month. This is completely unacceptable.
Their own website and their printed edition is available to readers and subscribers on the 1st of each month. So by the time you get your Kindle subscription delivered most everybody else has already read it cover to cover.
In fact, if you want, just go their website and read the available articles for the new edition, and by the time it reaches your Kindle, you may have already read most of what you wanted to read in the first place.
How would you like to receive Monday's newspaper on Wednesday, and Tuesday's newspaper on Thursday, and so on.
Well, the current Smithsonian Kindle subscription is even worse than that. It appears that Smithsonian not doesn't care about its e-subscribers, but actually holds them in disdain and/or contempt.
I'll give them another month or two to fix it. If they don't, I'm a gonner.
EDIT: I've upped my rating to five stars for several reasons. First, Smithsonian actually replied to this comment in a very professional and positive manner and explained that this was a mulitple problem error that they have now discovered and fixed.
Secondly, I just received my July/August issue on the 24th of June, i.e., about a week early.
Thirdly, with regard to content, Smithsonian is my favorite Kindle magazine.
I am thrilled that this has been acknowledged and fixed. Thanks, Smithsonian, for addressing this.
I did not get around to looking at my issue of Smithsonian Magazine for last month, and when I went to read it, it was gone. I had not removed it from the kindle. It was just past 1 month old, and it had been removed. I went to the manage your kindle page to re-send the older issue, and it wasn't available. Smithsonian decided to restrict possession of their magazine copies to only the current issue unless you explicitly mark "keep this issue". You can *never* re-download later, even if your device dies.
As a result of this, and the fact that the magazine is twice as expensive in kindle than on paper, I have decided to cancel my subscription. It's a very interesting magazine, and has a lot of articles I have enjoyed, but their policies are horrid, and I don't want to waste my money on magazines that I can't even read again later.
In one issue, I read about everything from sunspots to the American civil war. There is a great diversity to the topics covered and each article is addictive and very difficult to put down once you start reading it.
I'm grateful for the free trial that Amazon provides (I wouldn't have tried this magazine otherwise) and I feel that this is definitely a keeper.
The only reason that this review does not receive the full 5 stars is that apparently international customers do not receive all the pictures and maps that American Kindle users do. It would be nice to receive the pictures even if it meant paying a bit more than the US customers do.
Even without the illustrations and maps, this is a fantastic read and well worth subscribing to.
The content is great and it is put into an easy to digest format. Of course, there will be people who complain that it is all black and white, but it is a Kindle. And as I recall, Ansel Adams did quite well with his black and white photos.
This is a monthly, so you have plenty of time to digest the articles. Overall, it is a great magazine for the price.
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Excellent articles and very interesting stories. Magnificent photos an all around great experiencePublished 4 days ago by kENNETH LAW
Smithsonian Magazine combines fascinating stories with in-depth writing and reporting. Interesing articles!Published 1 month ago by babakhatibu
I just received my first Kindle issue of Smithsonian and was very pleased with the articles and the quality of writing.Published 1 month ago by bajamamacita
Read thru story of WW I and America's participation. Way to brief, and little info.Published 1 month ago by DeanPatrick