Chicago Tribune adds $99/year books section

Chicago Tribune subscribers who pay an additional $99 per year will get a new 24-page books section — called Printers Row — in their Sunday paper beginning Feb. 26. Editor Gerould Kern says “audiences want very specialized information, and we are going to give them that.” Media analyst Ken Doctor is skeptical: “I think $99 per year is a pretty rich price point for something like that. It needs to be a product that really stands out in the marketplace, given that readers can get reviews so many other places.”
* Tribune introduces new book section as premium paid content
* Earlier: “I’m not surprised they’d go there,” says ex-editor



1 comment
  1. Garry said:

    I’m sure as hell not paying for it. They already raised the price of subscriptions.