Newsweek Bundles Political Coverage For Kindle

Candidate Anthologies a bold digital move

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Well, here’s an unexpected benefit of the digital era for print publications: Newsweek will be publishing digital anthologies of its election coverage as ebooks on Amazon’s Kindle.

Essentially, that’s a nice repurposing of content that will be pure profit, something print publications need a little of these days. Consider this one of the early moves of a major print publications to evolve in a digital environment.

Newsweek will publish the collections as four different books, one devoted to each of the candidates in the Presidential race: Sens. Joe Biden, John McCain, and Barack Obama, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who could stand to improve her reading comprehension.

Newsweek Bundles Political Coverage For Kindle

The ebooks can be ordered today, but won’t be available until Wednesday. They will sell for $9.99 each.

"We have reported deeply and written searchingly about these candidates, and the Kindle platform has created the opportunity to give readers something with the breadth of a political biography, but with digital immediacy," said Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham. "This is a vote for the kind of content we produce well, and which means so much to readers."


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