Save money or save trees?
December 10, 2011 6:13 PM Subscribe
Magazine subscriptions on Kindle: Save money or save trees?
posted by IndigoRain to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Growing up, my parents had a subscription to Reader's Digest and I loved to read it. I was at the hospital the other day and picked up an issue, read it cover to cover, and realized that I missed reading it.
It's available on Amazon at $10 for 10 issues/year. ($5 if I let the subscription auto-renew, but I'm not inclined to do that.) Or, I can get the Kindle version for $1.50 per issue, also 10 issues/year.
I can fit the Reader's Digest in my purse the same as my Kindle, so it's really a moot point on saving weight/room. Is it worth the extra $0.50 an issue to save the paper it's printed on? (i.e. am I actually saving paper? Do they just throw away print issues that don't sell before the next issue comes out?)
Also, does the Kindle version come with all the ads of the print version? I know I can get a 14-day free trial of the Kindle version, I'm just wondering if anyone knows.