My husband is an Economist magazine junkie. He waits by the mail box once a week in anticipation for his fresh Economist. I would totally buy the kindle for him for the sole purpose of decluttering my home of old Economists and giving him early delivery. Does anyone have any idea if the Economist will ever be available on the Kindle?
Agreed wholeheartedly. I just caved in and bought a kindle anyway, but I would have bought one months ago if they'd had the economist available, and I'll be a much bigger fan if they bring it out SOON!
I wanted to vote for the Economist on the Kindle... I was thinking about trying to screenscrape my subscriber account on the website and email the html to my kindle. Has anyone tried a similar project?
Anyone still interested in having the economist on the kindle has to try this out. Download Mobipocket Reader 6.0 (not 6.1, for some reason in that version the kindle isn't recognized), go to the enews store in the software, and you can select the economist full print edition. You can set it up to download the full stories and sync to your kindle automatically, for free! The version you get on the kindle isn't nearly as neat as the magazine and newspaper editions you can pay for through amazon, but it is fully there and decently functional. There is a list of all the articles at the beginning that link to the full article. The biggest bummer is that they aren't categorized, so you have to do a bit of guesswork. For me though, this beats going to the website or buying an issue while I'm traveling that I know I is already waiting at home...
It still works with Mobipocket 6.2 but you have to jump through an extra hoop after you sync to the Kindle.
1. Open Mobipocket 6.2 2. Under Bookshelf, click eNews 3. Select The Economist, right-click --> Update & Sync 4. Drag the Economist item from the upper half of the window onto the Kindle icon in the left bar under Devices 5. Under Devices, click "Kindle" 6. Select The Economist, right-click --> Open Containing Folder 7. You should now see a Windows Explorer window for F:\eBooks (aka. where Mobipocket puts the .prc file on your Kindle). Inside of this folder, you should see a file with a name like "The_Economist_Full_print_edition_C2FFBAAD.prc" 8. Drag "The_Economist_Full_print_edition_C2FFBAAD.prc" from the current folder into f:\documents 9. disconnect the kindle
You should now see The Economist on your kindle's main page.
This is a pain, Amazon & Economist. Why not just make it easy for us and sell us a proper subscription? I'd much much prefer buying it from you (aka. GIVING YOU ACTUAL MONEY) than doing it this way.
I was just researching the kindle for the first time, and one of the first things I looked for was The Economist. I was disappointed to find it wasn't available. Before I pay $350 for a device, it needs to have the things I read most often. The Economist is at the top of that list.
Agreed, until The Economist is available, and I might add at a reasonable price, I'm reluctant to pick one up. Same goes for lack of open source material. Amazon champions MP3 so thier music is open while at the same time going proprietary on ebooks, when only just today we saw Yahoo music close up shop and take all the keys to their music with them. When I buy an ebook, I'm not leasing it. Otherwise I'll just keep buying real books till this ownership issue is resolved. Pretty simple.
Just to add weight to this Campaign for the Economist via Kindle, here is my monica. If anyone from the Economist Newspaper Group is reading, we want the pleasure of your news and commentary, but not the paper. Sounds like a good deal and from paying customers too.
Can't wait for the Economist is available on the Kindle. Had a year's subscription to the Economist and loved it, except for the slow delivery to Oregon, the house full of magazines, and the ink getting all over my hands. I would get a subscription again if it would download onto my kindle.
Thanks for the advice. Count my vote as another person that would subscribe to The Economist on my Kindle. This magazine is so dense I feel terrible when I can't get through an issue in a week and it either piles up or I throw it away. With the Kindle, this is solved.