Delivereads: Awesome, Free Kindle Content!

by on July 11, 2011 · 10 comments

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

Facebooking Frank

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.

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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!

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Do you have a Kindle? Have you tried Delivereads? Which articles have interested you the most? Let us know in the Comments section below!

 

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Mouh July 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

Awesome! I can imagine the amount of time David Pell spends. Bless him!

You always spend time to come up with the best stuff!

So bless you too!

Mouh
:-)
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr July 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Aw, thanks, Mouh! You’re correct, I do spend a lot of time trying to find the best stuff for Wonder of Tech readers. And I really enjoy both discovering and sharing awesome tech such as Delivereads.

Thanks so much for your visit and very kind comment! :-)
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Adrienne
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July 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

How convenient is that! That’s really pretty cool actually. Of course, I’d have to get a Kindle first. I do have the downloadable one on my PC but as you stated, it has to be the device itself. One of these days those, once of these days.

I agree with Mouh, you share the most awesome tips girl. Keep them coming. Without you, I’d never know about any of this stuff.

Thanks Carolyn,

Adrienne

P.S. I order the iPod Touch. Tada!!! :-)
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr July 12, 2011 at 8:09 am

Hi Adrienne, Congratulations on your new iPod Touch! You are going to love getting the apps on it, including the Kindle app (even though it won’t receive a Delivereads subscription).

I agree it can be helpful to read about offerings on devices you don’t have (yet). That can help you decide whether it’s worth investing in a device. I listened to The Kindle Chronicles for months before I got a Kindle.

Thanks so much for your visit, comment and tweet! :-)

Riley Harrison July 12, 2011 at 6:28 am

If you are a kindle lover (as I am), it really seems to be a no-brainer to check out the service. Thanks Carolyn.
Riley
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr July 13, 2011 at 6:17 am

Hi Riley, Welcome back to The Wonder of Tech! Yes, you’re absolutely right. Why not subscribe? It’s free and you can always unsubscribe later. But I’m thinking you will really enjoy each issue and look forward to the articles each week as much as I do!

Thanks so much for your visit and comment. :-)
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Gabriella - The Stepford Wife July 13, 2011 at 3:58 am

It is amazing how these websites and apps can tell what we like and are always – normally – spot-on. The fact being, I get so intrigued by the entire thought of it all.

Anyway, this looks really good and on-point. I’m interested in the one topic/headline ‘how to land your kid in therapy’ – did i read right?

Gabi :-) .

Carolyn Nicander Mohr July 13, 2011 at 6:22 am

Hi Gabriella, Welcome back to The Wonder of Tech! I agree, customized apps and websites not only are very appealing, they are fascinating in how they know what you’ll like.

Delivereads doesn’t customize, but it does a great impression of customizing. Even the articles I get that I don’t think I’ll be interested in seem to fascinate me. I haven’t started one yet that I didn’t finish.

Yes, you read right. I listed that article first because the title is so intriguing. The article is thought-provoking and insightful. I hope you have a chance to read it!

Many thanks for your visit and comment, Gabi! :-)
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July 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

This sounds like something I should try. But, when I tried to subscribe to blogs and buy some magazines lately, I received a message that it was only available in the US. Is this also the case with Delivereads?

Jens
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Carolyn Nicander Mohr July 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Hi Jens, Delivereads may be different because you are not purchasing the subscription. Dave Pells sends out the articles via email and then they appear on your Kindle.

Check to find out if you have a free Kindle email. That’s all you need to have Delivereads arrive each week onto your Kindle (well, that and a Wi-Fi connection). You can either check at http://www.delivereads.com or on the latest Tech-Knowledgy post where I explain how to find your Kindle email address: http://www.wonderoftech.com/2011/07/tech-knowledgy-facebook-lurking-google-blocking-and-kindle-email/

I hope this works for you. I think you’ll love Delivereads!

Thanks so much for your visit, comment and tweet! :-)
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