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Disappointing in this format,
This review is from: The Spectator (Kindle Edition)
This is a review of the Spectator magazine as it appears on the Kindle, not of the magazine content.
The magazine arrived promptly every Friday, seamlessly downloading to my Kindle.
I was looking forward to reading this magazine on the Kindle & it was the first subscription I bought once my Kindle arrived. Unfortunately, it does not read in an interesting way. As you open the magazine, it arrives at the first page of the first article. I then felt that so as not to miss any articles that I needed to read the magazine in a linear fashion, like a book. It was difficult to read as I would have hoped, for instance I would have liked to be able to read first the articles that interested me the most, but the menu structure makes this too difficult.
I'm not entirely sure that the magazine format suits the Kindle, unless some work could be done on the menu system. Perhaps the magazine could open to a menu first, showing the various sections, but also detailing under each section the various articles. Each article could then display a tick or progress bar to show what has been read.
I am disappointed in this format, as I was very much looking forward to reading magazines on my Kindle.
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Initial post: 9 May 2011 01:46:46 BDT
I really like your review, specially "Perhaps the magazine could open to a menu first, showing the various sections, but also detailing under each section the various articles. Each article could then display a tick or progress bar to show what has been read."
I guess this suggestion would apply to most magazines...
Posted on 2 Jun 2011 23:14:25 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
I notice that the format improved, a few weeks ago, and now does exactly what you suggest!
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2011 21:26:23 BDT
N. Hill says:
Thank you for the information. I wonder if I can get another 14-day trial.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2013 15:36:07 BDT
I agree wholeheartedly EDITOR take note
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 19:59:54 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
I agree, and the 3 miniscule Fonts make reading very difficult.
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