Newspaper boosts subscriptions following Stephen King criticism
A Maine newspaper used to be ready to elevate digital subscriptions after creator Stephen King complained on Twitter about its decision to tumble local e book overview coverage.
King, who lives in Bangor, complained Friday about the Portland Press Herald’s decision to terminate publishing freelance-written reviews of books about Maine or written by Maine authors and instantaneous his 5.1 million Twitter followers to retweet his message.
The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram will no longer post local, freelance-written reviews of books about Maine, scheme in Maine, or written by Maine authors.
Retweet this once that you would possibly even very successfully be from Maine (or even once that you would possibly even very successfully be no longer). Command the paper DON’T DO THIS.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 11, 2019
The paper answered by promising to reinstate the local e book reviews if 100 of King’s followers purchased digital subscriptions to the newspaper. It reached that aim unhurried Saturday morning.
You all are basically among the finest readers anywhere. Sincerely.
We’re at our aim. Book reviews will return.
We fancy you Maine. We fancy you journalists. We fancy you newspapers. pic.twitter.com/i5VlQsIs5c
— Portland Press Herald (@PressHerald) January 12, 2019
In a tweet announcing the subscriptions, the newspaper mentioned, “You all are basically among the finest readers anywhere. Sincerely,” and “We fancy you Maine. We fancy you journalists. We fancy you newspapers.”