Amazon Launching Kindle Fire Newsstand with Vast Arsenal of Mobile Content

Online retail giant Amazon announced Monday that the Kindle Fire Newsstand will serve up a bounty of hot mobile content upon the much-anticipated release of the Amazon tablet. According to Amazon, more than 400 full-color magazines and newspapers will be available. Amazon says that Kindle Fire customers who subscribe before March 1, 2012 will receive …   Read More

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Online retail giant Amazon announced Monday that the Kindle Fire Newsstand will serve up a bounty of hot mobile content upon the much-anticipated release of the Amazon tablet.

According to Amazon, more than 400 full-color magazines and newspapers will be available.

Amazon says that Kindle Fire customers who subscribe before March 1, 2012 will receive a free three-month trial of 17 Condé Nast magazines, including Vanity Fair, GQ, WIRED and Glamour.

Kindle Fire is hailed by Amazon as “a new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped Kindle re-invent reading to magazines, movies, TV shows, music, apps, games, books and more.”

“We think Kindle Fire customers will love the beautiful, intuitive reading experience we’ve built for their favorite magazines such as Us Weekly, The New Yorker, and Reader’s Digest,” says Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “The response from publishers has been overwhelmingly positive and they are excited to make their magazines and newspapers available on Kindle Fire, and we’re adding new titles all the time.”

“We’re excited to work with Amazon to give Kindle Fire owners access to our magazines digitally,” adds John Loughlin, EVP/GM, Hearst Magazines. “Kindle Fire’s beautiful touch-screen creates a great experience for readers, who will be able to enjoy magazines like Cosmopolitan and Esquire in a full-color, glossy format.”

Kindle Fire will debut with content that includes more than 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps and games.

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