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Mythica
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Post by Mythica » Sun April 29th, 2012, 9:14 am

[quote=""Susan""]This thread got me interested, so I just subscribed to BBC History for my Kindle Fire. There is a 14 day trial period after which the subscriber will be charged $2.99 per month. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download a Kindle application for your computer, sign up for a subscription, read the article, and then cancel your subscription.[/quote]

Magazines aren't supported on Kindle for PC/Mac (or Cloud Reader) - at least, the BBC History Magazine isn't. Hover over "Available only on these devices" and you'll see it's not listed. It's only available on a Kindle device, smartphone, or tablet.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun April 29th, 2012, 11:01 am

[quote=""robinbird79""]I looked at Amazon but everything I saw wanted me to purchase a subscription.

I'll check the B&N at the mall but if they don't have it, Vanessa, how much would it cost you to make a copy of the article and mail it? I'm in Georgia. :) [/quote]

I have a printer and it would only be about £2-3 to post it. I don't mind sending it at all.
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Post by Susan » Sun April 29th, 2012, 12:16 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Magazines aren't supported on Kindle for PC/Mac (or Cloud Reader) - at least, the BBC History Magazine isn't. Hover over "Available only on these devices" and you'll see it's not listed. It's only available on a Kindle device, smartphone, or tablet.[/quote]

Thanks for the explanation...I guess this is a little bit of a motivation from Amazon to buy a Kindle. A BBC History annual mailed subscription to the USA is $75.00 and an annual Kindle subscription $35.88.
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Post by SGM » Sun April 29th, 2012, 12:19 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Magazines aren't supported on Kindle for PC/Mac (or Cloud Reader) - at least, the BBC History Magazine isn't. Hover over "Available only on these devices" and you'll see it's not listed. It's only available on a Kindle device, smartphone, or tablet.[/quote]

It works on my iPad and Kindle (but it's not really that good to read on the Kindle) but is not available for my PC or phone.

That doesn't really help, I'm afraid.
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Post by Susan » Sun April 29th, 2012, 12:22 pm

[quote=""SGM""]It works on my iPad and Kindle (but it's not really that good to read on the Kindle) but is not available for my PC or phone.[/quote]

It's fine on the Kindle Fire which is really a tablet, but I can see how it would not be so good on the regular Kindle.
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Post by SGM » Sun April 29th, 2012, 2:21 pm

i don't know why they don't just go for an online subscription like History Today which really is worth the money but I suppose then they would have to administer it and it is cheaper to get Amazon to do it.

However, a lot of the Amazon subscriptions in the UK are real rip-offs, ie charging for the London Evening Standard which we get free.
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Post by robinbird79 » Sun April 29th, 2012, 5:20 pm

I actually do have something set up on my computer so I can use the BBC iplayer. There are just so many shows on there that I want to watch that will never be shown here in the states.

I will try to get to our B&N tomorrow and I'll let y'all know if I can find the issue.

I knew this was the right place to come for help! :)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun April 29th, 2012, 5:41 pm

[quote=""robinbird79""]I actually do have something set up on my computer so I can use the BBC iplayer. There are just so many shows on there that I want to watch that will never be shown here in the states.

I will try to get to our B&N tomorrow and I'll let y'all know if I can find the issue.

I knew this was the right place to come for help! :) [/quote]

I was there yesterday. The April issue was there but the May issue wasn't there yet.
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Post by robinbird79 » Mon April 30th, 2012, 1:57 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I was there yesterday. The April issue was there but the May issue wasn't there yet.[/quote]

Thank you! I'll wait a little longer to go check. :)
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Post by annis » Mon April 30th, 2012, 7:17 am

Posted by Vanessa
I have a printer and it would only be about £2-3 to post it. I don't mind sending it at all.
Could you scan it to email? Then it wouldn't cost you anything at all :)

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