Amazon launches a weekly literary journal for Kindle, starting at $9.99/year


Amazon (s AMZN) on Wednesday launched “a literary journal for the digital age,” Day One (not to be confused with the journaling app of the same name), which will publish the work of one writer and one poet each week. An annual subscription will normally be $19.99 but is $9.99 for “a limited time.” Issues will be delivered automatically to your Kindle or Kindle app and “each issue of Day One includes a letter from the editor, as well as occasional bonus content such as playlists, illustrations, or brief interviews with the authors.”

This looks to be a way to introduce debut authors: The first authors and poets listed are those who’ve never published books before.


David Anderson

When I try to by Day One on Amazon I get:

“This title is not available for customers from your location in: Asia and Pacific.”

I then have it pointed out that I can make the new my default store (I live in New Zealand) That’s nice I think so I search on the above site for “Day One” What do you reckon? It’s not listed of course!

Ok so why would Amazon regionally limit the sale of a Kindle only publication that by its format (weekly publication) will never be sold in print version?


Considering Bezos just bought the Washington Post and I found a Kindle Singles today by a Washington Post writer, I’d be more inclined to believe he’ll stock his staff from there.


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