Download Now: TIME Publishes Special Tablet-Only Edition on Boston Marathon Bombing

This week TIME will publish a free, tablet-only edition focusing on Monday's tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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TIME Magazine Special Report: Tragedy in Boston, Digital Edition
Photograph by Bill Hoenk

This week TIME is publishing a free special tablet-only edition that focuses on Monday’s tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Free download links below:

iPad: Download now

Kindle: Download now

Nook: Download now

The issue features stories from TIME’s Nancy Gibbs, Fareed Zakaria and other writers, along with exclusive photos and interactive features exploring the ongoing investigation and analyzing the aftermath of the attack. Available on iPad, Nook and Kindle, the edition is free and available to all readers starting Thursday morning. Though TIME released two tablet-only editions during the 2012 election season, this week’s digital edition is the first free issue of its kind.

The special issue accompanies TIME.com’s ongoing digital coverage of the tragedy.

The next print edition (and regularly scheduled tablet edition) of TIME will be dedicated to The TIME 100 — our annual look at the 100 most influential people in the world — and will hit newsstands Friday, April 19.

The original version of this article has been updated to reflect the release of TIME’s special tablet-only edition on the Boston Marathon bombing.

Read Nancy Gibbs on Horror and Heroism here.

Read Fareed Zakaria’s story on Complacency and Resilience here.

23 comments
JaniceWinch
JaniceWinch

I wish there had been a print version of this story.   I'm a technical dinosaur that doesn't have access to "tablets" and "links",  but I DO have print copies of Time's cover stories from major events  for the past 30 years.  As a resident of Boston, this would have had a special meaning for me.


aubillau
aubillau

I cannot download this special issue. The link above got me to the time app in the App Store. I already have the app installed. The special issue is not showing up in the app.

EcoGrrlNetwork
EcoGrrlNetwork

Did they ask this boy's mother if it was OK to print his face on the cover of the magazine? Every time she goes to the store she has to see her son balling?  This is disgusting to print.  There are non-closeup shots they could have done. 

ChikuMisra
ChikuMisra

The tablet edition of the marathon bombing is quite well put together, compelling and sad. I was especially struck by the pic of the young boy holding the peace sign, the one who died in the bombing. It is a very striking and poignant photo. I would like to get it in poster form if possible. I know some will find my notion offensive, but to me personally, that innocent, sweet-looking little boy holding a peace sign and then being killed in this brutal manner, is another affirmation that life is random and god is fiction. We are really on our own in this crazy world. Some lead blissful lives and others lives are shattered in an instant. No rhyme or reason to anything.

ddg103
ddg103

no not "too graphic" it is reality and it is sad and horrific and if we sterilize and hide it what will that do to help anyone?

ValeskaGallagher
ValeskaGallagher

Excellent photo of the terror that filled so many due to the Boston Marathon bombings.  I read a headline on Yahoo criticizing this photo so I came to your site to see it.  I see Nothing offensive about it.  The photo you chose is not only appropriate but is accurate in depicting the fear and feelings of so many.   It amazes me that an accurate and artfully stated photo could be criticized when so much on prime time TV, news programs,  video games, movies, etc. show and tell of real and imagined atrocities, violence and immoral words and behaviors every day without effective public outrages or censorship   Do not apologize or take to heart such ignorant criticisms for merely showing a photo which speaks truth of the reality.


Tyguy
Tyguy

This photo shows the reality of what happened that day.  Thank you Time. 

ckatwood
ckatwood

I was 11 when I first seen the photo of Bailey Almon from the Oklahoma City bombing and that image will forever be etched in my mind. I am grateful for the photo journalists who are willing to push boundaries as its a memory that will never be forgotten. This photo is less intense than that photo but it will also leave a image. If they only showed happy events in cover photos, it would be forgotten easily. Don't be so harsh on these journalists.

buddyy
buddyy

giving the terrosits what they want! terrible cover

DanijelaBoric
DanijelaBoric

This photo is reality. It is not easy to see, but this is what happened in Boston. 

dh813
dh813

i wish the press and government would quit trying to cover up reality

good for you TIME!

if this kid were dressed like that to be a zombie on halloween no one would bat an eye about it

ferdeline
ferdeline

Thanks for releasing this free of charge; I can't wait to read it!

aubillau
aubillau

Never mind. Just found it in the store.

ChikuMisra
ChikuMisra

Your comment is what is disgusting. The boy's mom is no doubt inconceivably happy and thankful her son is alive. There would be no reason in the world for her to take offense at this.

amk714
amk714

@buddyy What cover would you suggest? It perfectly sums up the senselessness of terrorism.

ChikuMisra
ChikuMisra

If you consider that photo traumatic, I feel sorry for you.

EcoGrrlNetwork
EcoGrrlNetwork

@ChikuMisra I wouldn't want my son's pain to be broadcast for the world without my permission.  It's subjective, and therefore should be done more thoughtfully than how this was. Obviously it caused a lot of controversy and therefore a lot of people did not like this, so our feelings are just as valid.

amk714
amk714

@ChikuMisra So the bloodied head of a child isn't traumatic enough? If you don't consider that photo traumatic, I feel sorry for you. Actually, I don't, since you're a homophobic sexist, judging by your previous comments on this website.

ChikuMisra
ChikuMisra

I actually did not even see the blood on the right side of his head initially, as i did just now. I just saw a crying child, and while sad, a pic of a child merely crying is not traumatic. So I apologize sincerely.