Close on the heels of offering its newspaper content on Amazon Kindle, USA TODAY, a leading newspaper, is now making a selection of its blogs and online communities available for the device.

Amazon Kindle is a portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display.

In February, Amazon.com started shipping Amazon Kindle 2 reading device. It offers wireless delivery of content in a new slim design with longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more storage, sharper images, and a new read-to-me feature. Its price is $359.

As more traditional content is coming on e-devices, Novelist Danielle Steel announced in February the release of 71 of her works on Amazon.com and The eBook Store by Sony, two of the world’s leading distributors of e-books. This is the first time her books will be available for digital download. With the growing popularity of wireless reading devices, such as Amazon’s Kindle and Reader Digital Book by Sony, the availability of this work places Ms. Steel at the forefront of authors providing digital content to consumers.

USA TODAY blogs and online communities featured on the Kindle include: Cruise Log, with the latest news and trends in the world of cruising; Game Hunters, an online community with a focus on video games and “interactive awesomeness;” Lifeline Live, your ticket to celebrity and entertainment news; OnDeadline, offering breaking news and must-read stories; Game On!, covering the latest sports news; The Oval, an online community dedicated to tracking the Obama administration; Pop Candy, unwrapping pop culture’s hip and hidden treasures; and Today in the Sky, delivering the news and analysis about airlines, airports, and air travel.

All blogs and online communities cost between $0.99 and $1.99 to download. Subscriptions to USA TODAY newspaper have been available to Kindle users since December 2008 for a monthly subscription cost of $11.99. Issues are auto-delivered wirelessly to Kindle at the same time the print edition hits the newsstand.

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About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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