What online outlets would you pay to read?
When Andrew Sullivan decided to leave The Daily Beast and start his own venture–asking readers to pay $19.99 a year to read the content.
In response, New York Times communications assistant Jordan Cohen asked a question on Storify (embedded below): What Blogs Would You Pay $19.99 A Year To Read?
Here’s more from Sullivan: ” So for the next month, we’re going to offer you advance membership of the Dish for $19.99 a year, which translates to $1.67 a month, which is around a nickel a day. The meter won’t start until February, and the price won’t change then, but by pre-subscribing, you give us a crucial financial bridge to get to independence – and you’ll never notice a thing when the transition happens. To be honest, we didn’t know where to set the price – we have almost no precedents for where we want to go – but $19.99 seemed the lowest compatible with a serious venture. We wanted to make this as affordable as possible, while maximizing revenues.”