Amazon Launches Kindle-Based Literary Magazine ‘Day One’

Amazon’s foray into content creation continued on Wednesday with the introduction of Day One, a literary magazine delivered via Kindle devices.

The weekly magazine will cost $19.99 annually, but Amazon is offering a limited-time introductory price of $9.99.

Amazon plans to showcase the work of debut authors and translate stories from around the world into English. The first issue appeared Wednesday with the short story “Sheila” by Rebecca Adams Wring and “Wrought,” a poem by Zach Strait. Each issue will also include a note from the editor introducing the writer and poet, along with bonus content like playlists, interviews with the authors and illustrations.


Day One is Amazon’s latest attempt to become a content creator rather than merely a distributor. The company has also recently launched its own TV programming through Amazon Prime. Over the summer, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos independently purchased The Washington Post for $250 million.