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Old 06-01-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Very simple guide to reading newspapers on the kindle, please? :)

Dear Forists,

I know this information is here, and I must have come across it many times already in my attempt to understand. Why I still ask? Because I am rather lost with all the formulations. So please bear with someone that is about to receive his first mobile device and suddenly has to deal with all of this.

I wish to grab a copy of my favorite newspapers to read, say, on the way to work. I do not want to subscribe to them (as in, free, please). Instead I just wish to read on the Kindle what I would usually read uncomfortably behind my computer screen. Can I do this from the Kindle itself in a way that I can access the newspapers after I break the Wifi-conncetion? Or do I need to transfer it from the computer? If the later is true, how do I, well, get a copy of the newspaper in the first place?

I know this question is easily answerable for anyone that has a bit better grasp of the terminology than this out-of-touch questioner
Thank you very much.

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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In order to read a newspaper on the Kindle, you have to download it. If the newspaper has a web site that will allow that, then fine. Otherwise, you will have to subscribe to it, or buy individual issues, and download them to your Kindle. Most newspapers won't allow you to download a whole newspaper. They'd be losing money if they did that.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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Dear Susan,

thank you - in fact I want to read only the content that is made available online and free as it is, over the newspaper webpage. Now you said I have to download the newspaper - how would I go about doing that when reading, say, the new york times?

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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Dear Susan,

thank you - in fact I want to read only the content that is made available online and free as it is, over the newspaper webpage. [...]
Often you will find somebody has written a recipe for calibre to download the files and convert them to mobi.

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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It depends on the web site. If they have a link somewhere that says "click to download", then you're good (as long as the format is something Kindle-compatible). Otherwise, you are going to have to download web pages individually (via the browser), and use a tool like Calibre to convert it to Kindle format. If there are graphics, etc., it could be a real pain to create everything the way it needs to be to convert to .mobi format.

Edited to add: yes, check out the Calibre recipes. That could help tremendously.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #6
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Using the News Fetch feature of the free ebook library program calibre you can download newspapers manually or on a schedule and you can even configure calibre to automatically email them directly to your Kindle. You can find more information in the calibre area of the forum and here is some basic information: http://blog.calibre-ebook.com/2011/1...-fetching.html
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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I just had a closer look at calibre and have to say I am amazed. Thank you very much for pointing it out for me. This fully answers all my questions.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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If you just want to read certain articles rather than the entire paper from to back theres a cool little application i use called Kindle Blast. Just highlight the part you want and drag it to KB's icon (with your kindle plugged into your comp) and thats it. works great. Only draw back the developer isn't upgrading it anymore but as it is it does what I want without all the other hassles.
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