2022 will bring new subscription rates for Marion County News

Staff reports

Kimball, Tennessee. – Editor David Riley recently announced that subscription prices are going to have to be increased. Efforts to ensure that the community newspaper is accessible to all continue to be the goal, but market pressures have made the current pricing unsustainable, so as of January 1, 2022 there will be a new pricing structure. for subscriptions.

“One thing we made a priority with the publication is to keep the price affordable to anyone who wanted the paper,” Riley continued. “And, frankly, we hope it will continue to be accessible to everyone.” Riley added, “The last time we hiked the prices milk averaged 1.43 per gallon, today you are doing well to find it below $ 3.10 per gallon. The cost of doing business is increasing for everyone and we are no exception. Riley mentioned that there had been postage increases since the last rate adjustment as well as the cost of printing and paper as the main culprits.

The new retail rate for the newspaper will be $ 1.00 per edition. “It was a practical decision above all,” conceded Riley. .95 ¢ or something like that.

For subscription rates, the cost of a print and online subscription in the county will be $ 34.00. “There’s no question that I need to jump more than I really want to, but I also want to make sure that we keep the pricing formula sustainable for as long as possible,” said Riley. “I don’t know if we can last another eight years, but hopefully not just one price increase every year,” Riley added. “You’re still getting 35% off the retail price, so it’s still a good deal. »There will always be senior discounts available. For out-of-country subscriptions, this cost will now be $ 42.00 per year. “We wanted people who have moved away from the area to be able to continue to hear from Marion County if they wish,” the publisher said. For those looking for online access only, the cost will be $ 24.00 per year. “Despite the rate hikes, Marion County News remains one, otherwise the the cheapest subscription rates in the region for a weekly publication, ”said Riley.

Periodically, the newspaper will continue to run special rate promotions so that weekly retail readers are encouraged to keep an eye out for these special coupons in the newspaper.

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