A very important announcement from
the publishers of EphBlog
Dear EphBlog Reader,
This afternoon marks a significant transition for EphBlog as we introduce digital subscriptions. It’s an important step that we hope you will see as an investment in EphBlog, one that will strengthen our ability to provide high-quality content to Eph readers around the world and on any platform. The change will primarily affect those who are heavy consumers of the content on our Web site and on mobile applications.
This change comes in two stages. This afternoon, we are rolling out digital subscriptions to our readers in California, Oregon and Washington State, which will enable us to fine-tune the consumer experience before our world-wide launch. On April 28, we will begin offering digital subscriptions in the rest of the world.
If you are an author at EphBlog you will continue to have full and free access to our news, information, opinion and the rest of our rich offerings on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device. Subscribers to the print edition of the Record will also receive free access to EphBlog.com.
If you are not an author or Record subscriber, you will have free access up to a defined reading limit. If you exceed that limit, you will be need to become a digital subscriber.
This is how it will work, and what it means for you:
- On EphBlog.com, you can view 3 articles each month at no charge (including comments, videos and other features). After 3 articles, we will ask you to become a digital subscriber, with full access to our site.
- On our smartphone and tablets apps, the Home Page section will remain free of charge. For access to all other sections within the apps, we will ask you to become a digital subscriber.
- EphBlog is offering thirty-three digital subscription packages that allow you to choose from a variety of devices (computer, smartphone, tablet, teletype, tickertape). More information about these plans will soon be available at ephblog.com/access.
- Again, all print subscribers to The Record will receive free access to EphBlog.com and to some content on our apps. If you are a subscriber to the Record, go to record.ephblog.com to sign up for free access.
- Readers who come to EphBlog content through links from search, blogs and social media like Facebook and Twitter will be able to read that content, even if they have reached their monthly reading limit. For some search engines, users will have a daily limit of free links to EphBlog content.
- The home page at EphBlog.com and all section fronts will remain free to browse for some users at random times.
For more information, go to ephblog.com/digital-faq.
Thank you for reading EphBlog, in all its forms.
David Kane, Jr.
Chairman, The EphBlog Company