Should digital "magazines/newspapers" be less than, equal to, or more expensive than the hard copies? Many publishers are charging as much, if not more, than if you bought from an airport Hudson News! It seems that they should offer discounted subscription options in addition to single copy prices and, as someone suggested, offer discounts to current subscribers of the printed versions.
Answer by ageekmom · Jun 05, 2010 at 11:27 AM
First off, I really don't consume any digital, subscription-based magazines or newspapers these days, and in the past, I've only ever subscribed to a couple newspapers via my Amazon Kindle.
If I have the perception that I am getting less from a digital copy than I am from the physical copy subscription, I fully expect to receive a discounted price on the digital subscription. Also, if I am already a physical copy subscriber, I expect a modest discount on any digital subscription I may also carry concurrently.
That said, there is a great deal of convenience and reduced waste in subscribing to only a digital subscription of newspapers (especially!) and some magazines. I absolutely LOVE that, when I was subscribed to my favorite newspapers on my Kindle, they were downloaded and ready for me every morning when I picked up the device.
I own the smaller form factor Kindle2 (upgraded from the first generation), not the larger format Kindle DX which is probably more suited to reading digital magazines and newspapers due to its larger screen.
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