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Looking to boost readership and sales, Barnes & Noble is the first major bookseller to give free or discounted e-readers with subscriptions.
Top 10 online newspapers post double-digit increase in December Web traffic, offering the newspaper industry encouragement amid bleak times, according to a new report.
Digital Photography School polled its readership and produced a list of most popular dSLR lenses.
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Staples is making it easier for its customers to follow Wall Street. In an announcement today by the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, subscriptions to the online publication will go on sale in the office retailers' 200 outlets across the country. Beginning this week, Staples customers can purchase 60-day subscriptions for $4.95 or a 13-month subscription for $49.00 through computer terminals at the front of each store. The Wall Street Journal aims to draw readership from Staples' largely small-business and home office professionals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Facing a host of new online competitors with incredible market valuations and expanding readership, newspapers are coming down with an outbreak of portal envy.
The San Jose Mercury News has officially launched its online destination for news from Silicon Valley at SiliconValley.com. Aimed at "a global readership seeking the latest in business developments and technology trends," the site combines the newspaper's reporting with additional features such as a searchable database of information on over 150 Silicon Valley companies. As previously reported, the site has been in public beta since the beginning of February.
In an effort to boost readership and revenues, the newspaper's Net edition launches an affiliate program similar to that of Amazon.com.
Online magazine Slate is expected to announce details of its long-awaited subscription drive this week. Slate publisher Rogers Weed said in December that Slate would start charging a subscription fee for the online magazine, but neither the start date for the fee nor the price has been announced. Weed said that Slate readership has nearly doubled from 140,000 in November to 240,000 in January. He attributed the readership increase to distribution partnerships.