Thursday, June 24, 2010

Barron's website changes

Dear readers,

Many of you found me though my column on Barron's Online. One of you told me yesterday that my column is no longer free and I asked the powers that be what gives?

Apparently, the era of giveaways is coming to an end and the site is shifting back to what it used to be - a subscription site with content worth your money. I happen to agree with the call although I am not looking forward to the drop in eyeballs.

Given the price - 79 bucks for the whole year - I'd say it is worth it. And no, I do not get a cut of subscriptions. Even better, I'll bet most of you pay for the print edition each Saturday already and for you the step up price is only 50 bucks more to get both.

OK, sales pitch over and mystery solved.

5 comments:

bmbull said...

Hmm. A disappointment to be sure -- no, I'm not a subscriber, nor do I plan to become one.

Oh well -- I can still read your blog for free, right?

Quick Takes Pro said...

what's it worth to ya? :-)

bmbull said...

Start charging for it and you'll find out... :)

FWIW -- your column was the only thing I read at Barron's, though I realize I may be in the minority on that one.

Normand said...

bmbull,

We are a minority of two.

Normand said...

bmbull,

We are a minority of two.