Here’s one way to get access to The New York Times on the Web. Buy a Kindle, and then shell out $19.99 per month for the newspaper on the electronic reading device. Amazon.com said today that Kindle customers who have purchased a subscription of The New York Times on the Kindle will be able to access the Web site of the venerable newspaper at no extra charge. The date at which the free Web access kicks in has yet to be determined, but it does come just a few days after the newspaper instituted its pay wall system.
“Customers love reading The New York Times on their Kindles,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content, in a press release. “Given The Times’ transition to a digital subscription model, we’re excited to be able to offer Kindle subscribers online access to all the digital content available at NYTimes.com at no additional cost.”
The New York Times is already the bestselling newspaper in the Kindle Store, so adding free access to the Web site version might driven even more adoption.