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FORTUNE Pivots to Premium with Paywall and Subscription Tiers

FORTUNE Media, publisher of FORTUNE magazine, is pivoting to a premium model with big changes to how they do business. Last week, the company...

Weekly Subscription News: Deals, Documents and Digital

Mergers, strategy, earnings and redesigns are in the subscription headlines this week. With much anticipation, Viacom and CBS complete their $12 billion deal, Stadia Pro adds Tomb Raider and Farming Simulator 19 to the new gaming service, and DocuSigns stock grows when its quarterly earnings report exceeds all estimates and expectations. Also this week, TheStreet undergoes a redesign, McClatchy hopes that going digital will save it from ghost papers, and Tesla starts charging for premium connectivity features.

Editor and Publisher Sold to Media Consultant Mike Blinder

Last week, Duncan McIntosh announced the sale of Editor and Publisher (E&P), the insiders guide to the publishing industry. With roots dating back to 1884, the iconic trade journal was sold to media consultant Mike Blinder and his new company, The Curated Experiences Group. McIntosh is the president and group publisher of Duncan McIntosh Co., Inc. (DMC) and the previous owner of E&P. The sale closed on August 30; terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Maven Buys Jim Cramers TheStreet for $16.5 Million Cash

Maven, a digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, has completed its acquisition of Jim Cramers TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST), a financial news and investor information outlet, for $16.5 million in an all-cash deal. The deal is being fully funded through debt financing from Maven subsidiary B. Riley Financial, Inc. Cramer, co-founder of TheStreet and host of CNBC's "Mad Money," his team of financial experts and senior management will remain with the company. The combined companies anticipate revenue of more than $50 million in revenue over the next four quarters, not including a newly announced deal with Sports Illustrated.

10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Subscription Show 2019

At Subscription Show 2019, we'll show you the latest on subscription-centric strategy, recurring payments, acquisition, retention, analytics and subscription technology. Get the industry connections you need, and actional information you can put into action, to grow your recurring revenue, membership or subscription business. Get the list of why you should attend here.
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Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.

Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.
We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

The Hustle Launches $299-A-Year Premium Newsletter Trends

The Hustle, publisher of a free daily business newsletter with more than 1 million subscribers, has just launched a premium weekly newsletter, Hustle Trends. For $299 a year - or $249 if you take advantage of the current promotional offer - subscribers get access to premium content about new startups and startup trends. In his pithy pitch to potential subscribers, Hustle CEO Sam Parr said readers wanted more in-depth information than they were getting in their daily newsletter.

The Five Phases of the Subscription Lifecycle

The subscription lifecycle is a framework for describing the needs, processes, capabilities, and knowledge that subscription businesses require as they acquire, bill and retain subscribers; grow their operations; and, achieve financial success. Subscription business success requires intelligence at all phases of the subscription lifecycle. Those that excel at all stages of the lifecycle stand the best chances to succeed!
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Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.

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We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

Call for Speakers: Subscription Show 2019

Subscription Insider announced today its Call for Speakers for Subscription Show 2019. Subscription Show 2019, an industry conference focused on the business of subscriptions, will be hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, Nov. 4-6, 2019. Subscription Insider will be accepting speaker proposals through February 1, 2019.

11 Most-Read Trend Reports From 2018.

Readers love our trends reports! And why not, they are thoughtful, detailed, and chock full of information on market trends, analysis and more. Here are 11 of our most-read Trend Reports from 2018.
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We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

Subscription Insider Announces Subscription Show 2019

Subscription Insider announced today the launch of a new industry conference, Subscription Show 2019. Subscription Show 2019, an industry conference focused on the business of subscriptions, will be hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, Nov. 4-6, 2019.

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