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[Popular] Download the 2019 Global Digital Subscription Snapshot Report

Publishers double down on paywall content and technology as digital subscriptions become key revenue focus for 2019.

Research partnership by FIPP and CeleraOne

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The first issue of FIPP's Global Digital Subscription Snapshot published in 2018 celebrated publishers which were succeeding in growing their digital subscription into a substantial revenue stream. Less than a year later the focus of our report has grown to 13 million digital subscriptions, up from last year’s 10 million. In this report we not only illustrate continued stellar digital subscription growth rates, but reveal a dogged determination and growing confidence in making reader revenue models work.

 

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