Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest

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by Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

Current Issue: December and January, 2016

Who can keep up with 8,500 magazines and newspapers, 2,300 TV channels, plus more than 200 million websites? In an era of information overload, Readers Digest offers something unique: the very best advice, information and inspiration from multiple sources, condensed into a consumer-friendly digest. Delivered ten times a year, Reader's Digest brings

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Who can keep up with 8,500 magazines and newspapers, 2,300 TV channels, plus more than 200 million websites? In an era of information overload, Readers Digest offers something unique: the very best advice, information and inspiration from multiple sources, condensed into a consumer-friendly digest. Delivered ten times a year, Reader's Digest brings you trusted, time-saving insights about health, personal finance, work, family, and national issues, plus exclusive book excerpts, news-making interviews, and humor. Winner of the 2009 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the reinvented Reader's Digest has been praised as imaginative, timely, engaging, useful, a good companion, and a great escape.

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Reader's Digest Association, Inc
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Current Issue:
December and January, 2016
NOOK Magazine
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Reader's Digest 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 466 reviews.
JA_Bal More than 1 year ago
I've been a long time reader of Reader's Digest so of course I got at least one copy for the Nook classic to see how it would turn out. I think they did a fair job. All the articles are still there. I don't see any of the ads mentioned by the other commentator, but maybe I flipped by them too quickly. It was a little hard to navigate, but if you don't mind reading right on through it's still as great as it always was and the Dec/Jan issue was full of fun articles on gift giving and all it's quirks. I love the magazine and I will probably get a subscription for the Nook. It's a great price too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a Reader Digest fan for many years, but the past couple of years I have seen a real decline in the magazine. I even let my subscription end last year. When I got my nook I decided to try it again. I was so disappointed. The magazine is about one half ads, and the articles are boring. I used to love the jokes, but there are so few of them that it is not worth it. I canceled my 14 day trial subscription in two days. I have heard that Readers Digest is struggling, and now I see why. So long to an Icon.
Mikey113 More than 1 year ago
I don't know what the other guy is talking about! I ordered this subscription and I couldn't even find one ad. It goes from one story to the next filled with useful information or stories that will make you laugh. I recommend it.
JoAnnP_ More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this mag tonight. I made it through to page 72 (out of 485) and did not find any ads so far. I will say for those not familiar with reading e-magazines (or e-newspapers) what I think could be helpful to a new reader is to know the title of the article is "highlighted" on the e-ink screen, and, using the up or down arrows in the touchpad area, you can navigate then select which article you want to read. The little photos of course are in black and white but I don't see this as a problem at all. I would love to see more e-mags available, like the nookColor has. Also, I noticed some reviews complaining about the higher subscription price (even though it's still cheaper than the single issue price.) I personally think it might have to do with the lack of advertisements (just a thought) and if that is the case then I am willing to fork over a few cents more a month for an e-subscription vs. the paper one to avoid flipping through useless pages and deal with those annoying subscription cards that keep falling out and not to mention save on waste/trash.
Ozman69 More than 1 year ago
As the others have said, the person complaining about too many ads is wrong as there isn't a single ad in the entire magazine. The layout is pretty good and it is easy to navigate from story to story, but it somehow feels smaller than I'm used to. I actually want to go pick up this months regular copy to compare them against each other to see if it is my imagination. Still a really good e-version of the magazine and is well worth the subscription price.
Capcom More than 1 year ago
Reader's Digest print format size happens to be a perfect match for the NookColor, the articles are very readable without zooming and the color photos are gorgeous! Yes, even the numerous ads look great in color, but that's part of reading a magazine. If you don't want to see the ads, just select the "Article View" option to view only the text in the article. I remember reading Reader's Digest when I was a kid and throroughly enjoying it then as I do today. It can be enjoyed by the whole family and is humerous and enlightening and informative. I have only purchased single issues so far, but the subscription is a very reasonable value.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There should be a Get It Free (Actve Print Subscribers) option available for this magazine considering how popular this magazine is world wide. Maybe Barnes and Noble can work with Readers Digest to provide this optionfor Nook/Nook HD Tablets in the future, especially since there is already a Readers Digest app that is available through the Apple App Store for the Ipad and Kindle Tablets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to use the free subscription for print subscribers (6 months) advertised,but never found the promo code Option option on the payment page. 
KimchiMonger More than 1 year ago
Waited a minute after purchasing my subscription and it arrived in my B&N Library. Upon opening the Jan 2011 Issue, I find there are 529 pleasantly laid out pages free of advertising. First 73 pages were brief article/section synopsis, page 74 begins with Letter from the Editor (Peggy Northrop), followed by the articles and stories. Being new to the NOOK, I learned how to use reader features such as "Find", "GoTo", "Bookmarks", "Front Page", and "Sections". It's all there - just paperless. So glad I came across this Reader's Digest monthly NOOKmag. This subscription is a KEEPER! Thanks! Randy Stewart
KingThomas More than 1 year ago
I do not have a Nook Color, just a nook, but I do order this subscription in the mail.If you are worried about the content- don't be. There are very interesting articles and true stories, word games, jokes, and a lot of serious articles on top of the cute funny ones. Love! I wish that Nooks original could get a subscription, don't you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
why can't i unsubscribe? good content
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would be nice if they stepped into the 21st century. Same old tired stories, format and tired jokes it was when I got this in the mail 40 years ago. And, there is page after page of medical disclaimer spam - like I'm going to read that. /rolls eyes Canceled!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this cover to...well, flip to really, really like it, and I read all of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The format of Reader's Digest works very well on my Nook. Other magazines that I have tried were hard to read due to the larger size of pages, but Reader's Digest works perfectly, and I don't have to dispose of the "hard" copies of the magazine! I've always enjoyed Reader's Digest and this makes it very convenient.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I spent more time turning pages. There is nothing but ads. No thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lazy editing, tons of typos, and spelling errors. most of the funny stories are recaps of late night tv, and when you unsubscribe you find yourself magically subscribed again a month later. Don't waste your money! I used to like Reader's Digest :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know if the "free trial" has more ads than the usual magazine, but this was mostly advertisements, with few articles. Canceled in the first 14 days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to enjoy RD when I was growing up. This version seems to have so many pages devoted to ads I keep asking.... where are all the articles. Sorry... not worth it.
Sam Clemmons More than 1 year ago
Not something I would reccommend. There are page after page of ads....then a tiny little article....then more pages of ads. Not the RD you and I grew up with.
Cerridwyn_CN More than 1 year ago
I grew up with Reader's Digest in the home. When I saw this and the topic, I thought, "Why not". I found the 50 secrets to be very poorly done. Much of what was said was not accurate nor positive to nurses or any medical profession. In addition, it seemed as if half the content were ads for drugs. This magazine has gone so far down hill, I'd give it an F-
tunic2 More than 1 year ago
I am impressed by this digital Reader's Digest. I saw the other reviews that complained about the ads, but those writers apparently don't know how to use the app. Yes, if you thumb through page by page, there are many, many ads, just like a paper copy would have. But if you make use of the navigation aids, you can get to the article(s) you want very easily using either the content or the scrolling bar which was pretty neat. My only complaint is that in the content, you can't tell a main article from a sidebar since they are all listed equally. I suggest somehow subordinating the sidebars underneath the main articles so that they are more obvious. That was improve the user experience. Other than that, thumbs way up on this enjoyable magazine.
Garuda More than 1 year ago
I used to read Readers Digest as a kid and was excited to get it delivered to my Nook! Unfortunately the childhood nostalgia that I experienced while downloading this could not last for more than two days! The digest is dry, it lost its grip on English and its humor is... absent!!! I am glad B&N gives 14 day free trial period...
Doug_D More than 1 year ago
I was a little tentative about the subscription after reacing some other reviews but no longe. The e-version of Reader's Digest is terrific, and a great example of the usefullnes of the color Nook. There is a brief learning curve but then its just like having the paper copy in front of you. If other magazines are anywhere near as good, I'm through with paper for good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The articles are extremely shortened. They are already condensed but the e version is like having ADD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the nice things about this magazine is that its print edition is not much large than the NOOK, so adjusting is very easy. This periodical is not serious, but it is great for flipping through and finding a nice article.