Barnes & Noble partners with Overdrive on magazines for public libraries
Barnes & Noble announced today that they are partnering with Overdrive to make magazines and newspapers available through public libraries which can be read on NOOKs and NOOK apps.
Public libraries have quite a variety of e-media available (although it varies greatly from location to location).
Many of them have e-books, of course, but they also have audiobooks, videos…even comics.
Some of them have magazines now: Zinio, which I use on my
which I use to read Fortean Times, does it, although not with all magazines (at least not at all branches).
If you have the NOOK app on your device, you could use this (if your public library is participating…important ifs, there, both of them).
You could install the NOOK app on your PC, for example, and borrow just a current issue of a magazine, if there was a particular article you wanted to see.
I would love it if the Kindle Newsstand would do this as well!
There are times when I just want to read that one article…maybe a comparison of EBRs (E-Book Readers). I don’t want to keep it after that…I just want to get the information.
Buying a single issue can be more expensive than subscribing for a month and then canceling, oddly enough.
for example, to which we do subscribe.
You can get a trial month for free (which would probably get you the current issue you wanted).
You can subscribe for $1.99 a month (and cancel at any time, even keeping that “copy” on your device).
Or you can buy the current issue…for $4.99.
It’s nice to see that B&N is still trying new things, still pushing the race for customers to higher speeds.
That’s only good for us as Amazon customers.
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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help!
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