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New York TimesSelect to Be Eliminated?

The New York Post ran a scoop yesterday that the paid online content portion of the NYTimes known as the TimesSelect would be eliminated by the end of the year. The NYTiimes refuses to confirm this saying “We continue to evaluate the best approach for” According to the article at Editor and Publisher, TimesSelect subscriptions results in $9.9 million in revenue. The WallStreet Journal, on the other hand, generates about $75 million in online subscription revenue.

Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates believes that it is because the Times specializes in strong writing but its content can be found, for free, elsewhere on the ‘net where as the WSJ offers unique content only obtained at WSJ. One thing that is offered in the TimesSelect is an early preview of Sunday’s NYT Bestseller list.

Via Editor and Publisher.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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