Free Six Month Online Access to Washington Post for Amazon Prime Subscribers

The prime subscribers of online portal Amazon will now get access to the digital edition of The Washington Post newspaper at lesser costs under a new offer launched by the giant.

The scheme has been launched in view of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' campaign for promoting the newspaper in which he invested $250 million in 2013.

Under the new scheme, introduced by Amazon, the prime members who make annual payments for free shipping, and accessing online data will get six-month free access to the digital edition of the Washington Post. The newspaper otherwise costs $9.99 per month.

As the free access completes over 6 month, the subscribers can access the digital edition at $3.99 per month.

"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," said Steve Hills, president and general manager of the Washington Post.

Earlier, the online giant Amazon had introduced similar offers for users of the Kindle tablets that come pre-loaded with Washington Post application.

In another development, Amazon announced its expansion plans for Kindle Scout. This program will be a boon for writes around the world to publish their work under Amazon's Kindle Press.

In a recent statement, the company said that part from the US, the writers could publish their work in countries like Europe, Canada, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, Japan, , New Zealand, and India.

The access to digital edition to Amazon subscribers will add customer base for the paper.