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2.0 out of 5 stars Revised Review - Change in formatting has now made the digital version nearly unusable on the Kindle Fire, November 25, 2013
This review is from: Runner's World (Kindle Edition)
I was a big fan of this version. However, starting with the September 2014 version of the Kindle edition, changes to the format have made this nearly unusable. In the previous formatting (up through August 2014), a user could double tap on the page and the page would transform into reading mode, with much larger text on the Kindle Fire. With the new formatting this is not possible. To make matters worse, the ability to zoom is also gone.

I will not renew if this issue is not corrected. While the editors may have had good intentions in making a more interactive digital magazine, they did not do proper testing on each platform. I challenge Rodale to get this corrected.

This has gone from a 5 start review (good content and format) to a 2-star review (the content may still be good, but it's too small to read).

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There are a wide variety of reviews and complaints and I will address each of these with regard to my rating.

Content - Excellent. This is the same content as the print version of Runner's World, good or bad. It includes all of the articles and all of the advertisements. A variety of running topics are covered. If you're a runner, there is enough for you to like. If you're not, don't get the magazine.

Format - This magazine is formatted perfectly for the Kindle Fire HD. Sorry if you have the old Kindle. Just don't give it a one-star review because you don't have a device that is support. In native format, the print is pretty small, but readable with my reading glasses. However, if you double-tap the article, it comes up in Kindle reading mode, using your Kindle font size and style.

Price - A lot cheaper than the news stand price. Some reviewers have complained that they can get a print subscription cheaper. Well, get the print version then. I think this is reasonably priced and the ability to have all of the issues available on one device is worth some premium.

Issue Date - I've got the December issue and it's well before December 1st. No problems.

Bottom line - If you like Runner's World and have a Kindle Fire, it's have been done very well.
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