Amazon just announced that all Kindle owners who subscribe to the New York Times on the Kindle will now be able to read that same news on The New York Times website at no additional charge.
According to Yasmin Namini, SVP, marketing and circulation, The New York Times Media Group: “The Times’ digital subscription plan was designed to offer access to our high-quality journalism across a variety of platforms. New York Times readers on Kindle are a very loyal and important audience, and we are pleased be able to include online access as part of their subscription experience.”
This will eliminate a lot of the price inequity between the Kindle, iPad, and smartphone subscriptions. When The New York Times announced its paywall last week, the iPad subscription (which costs about the same as the Kindle subscription) came with website access included. It wasn’t until today that the Kindle subscription got that access.