"We also had a big argument about the price point: Some people in the business thought it should be 50p to get a big sale," said Matt Kelly, editor of the print paper The New European, in an interview this week on the FIPP site.
I was fortunate to have a two-night stay in Rome last month. On my first full day, I had tickets for the Vatican Museums in the afternoon but no morning plans. So I decided to take the subway to the Colosseum stop and see what that scenario looked like.
Many SIPA members have used free trials. The biggest positive is obvious—getting someone to sample the good work you do. But the negatives can easily outweigh that. People don’t value “free” enough. Plus “…we found that so many people were signing up for a trial to get access to just a few things,” Brittany Carter, director of sales & marketing for Columbia Books & Information Services, wrote me yesterday.