How much would you pay for subscription to a weekly magazine that delivered the best articles from top journals right to your Kindle? What if I told you that subscription was free?
Delivereads is a free subscription that delivers craftily culled articles to your Kindle each week automatically. The articles are reprints from top journals such as The New Yorker, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, The Guardian, and other journals. David Pell, the aptly self-described Internet Superhero behind Delivereads, must spend his entire week pouring over articles to compile these commendable collections. Bless him.
My favorite sites and apps tailor their content to my interests. Pandora, StumbleUpon and Zite all take my preferences into account and provide me with content they think I will enjoy. They’re usually spot on, I’ve discovered fascinating sites through StumbleUpon and fantastic music on Pandora. Zite continues to be my Go To app first thing in the morning because I can read the articles that interest me, as if I had a personal editor crafting a newspaper just for me.
Delivereads doesn’t do that. At least I think it doesn’t. But it sure seems to. I’ve subscribed for a little over a month, ever since I learned about the service from The Kindle Chronicles podcast. Delivereads consistently delivers intriguing articles on topics I find compelling.
Sample recent topics include:
How to Land Your Kid in Therapy
The Brain on Trial
An AOL Content Slave
The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?
The Power of Lonely
Father of the Year
But is She Really Asleep?
Bulb In, Bulb Out
Destroying Detroit (in Order to Save It)
Each Deliveread issue contains about five articles and is sent to your Kindle automatically when you are connected to Wi-Fi. You receive an email notice when you have received the latest issue so you know to grab your Kindle right away and start savoring your new virtual magazine.
A brief introduction and short synopsis of each article are included in the beginning of the issue, complete with links to the articles so you can jump right to the article that interests you most.
Navigating through Delivereads is easy, just click on Menu => Go to => Table of Contents. That will show you all the articles in the issue with links to each one. Toggle down, click and you’ll be reading the article in no time!
Delivereads is delivered free via your Kindle email address. Did you know you have a Kindle email address? If you have a Kindle with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi plus 3G, you have a free email address that you can use to send content directly to your Kindle. Delivereads takes advantage of that feature by sending its content to your Kindle email address.
Dave walks you through the sign up process on the home page of the Delivereads website. He even shows you how to find your Kindle email address, just in case you don’t know what yours is.
The sign up process is easy, two steps (three if you need to find out what your Kindle email address is). Dave will add you to his email list and you will begin to receive his Delivereads weekly. You can unsubscribe at any time, but why would you want to?
Delivereads is available only on Kindle devices not on any of the Kindle apps, because your Kindle email only delivers to your Kindle. Delivereads is available for older model Kindles without W-Fi, but Amazon will charge you for delivery to your Kindle.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get a Kindle, Delivereads just might be the killer feature you need!
Do you have a Kindle? Have you tried Delivereads? Which articles have interested you the most? Let us know in the Comments section below!
* Image by Ryan Smith