Boston Herald, Globe to Raise Single-Copy Prices

Both the Boston Herald and The Boston Globe plan to raise single-copy prices next month, even as the Globe is negotiating for its financial survival with its many unions.

A Globe story today revealed the Herald would raise its newsstand price to $1 from 75 cents in the Greater Boston area on May 11. It is the second price increase for the Herald since last June, when the newspaper cost 50 cents, the Globe added.

Herald copies sold beyond 30 miles of Boston will continue to be sold at their current $1 price, Herald spokeswoman Gwen Gage told the Globe. The $2 price of the Sunday Herald will not change, she said, and neither will the cost of home delivery.

“Production costs forced us to increase the cover price of the daily paper,” Gage said.

The Globe, meanwhile, plans a price increase that will take effect Monday. Single-copy prices in the 30-mile city zone will go from 75 cents to $1 during the week and from $2.50 to $3.50 on Sunday, the paper reported.

Newsstand prices outside Greater Boston will also increase, from $1 to $1.50 daily and from $2.50 to $4 on Sundays, the story added.