Amazon Prime now offers a Washington Post subscription

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Amazon is giving Prime customers six months of free digital access to The Washington Post.
The company's CEO Jeff Bezos acquired the newspaper two years ago and has not connected it to Amazon's business until now.

In an attempt to grow Prime memberships and at the same time increase the newspaper's readership, Amazon is providing the first six months for free and a discounted subscription rate of $3.99 a month after that. The Washington Post president Steve Hills commented:

%shareLinks-quote="Offering free access to new subscribers through Prime allows us to connect with millions of members nationwide who may not have tried The Post in the past" type="quote" author="Steve Hills" authordesc="President of The Washington Post" isquoteoftheday="false"%

Even though the exact numbers of Prime users are not stated, the estimate is around 35 million to 40 million members, majorly boosting the newspaper's readership in an industry that is trying to figure out ways to adapt and survive.

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