EDITORIAL: Subscription Rates, Physical Copies, and Language Options
By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette
We’ve gotten some new readers to the site in the last few months, so in addition to extending a warm welcome to the Navarro County Gazette (Welcome!), I wanted to talk about what our news site offers, what you can expect from our content, and where we are planning to go this year.
“How do I subscribe to the Navarro County Gazette?”
This is one of the most frequently asked question I get about the site, and the “How To” is very simple. Simply scroll all the way to the end of the page until you see a box that says: “Follow Navarro County Gazette.” Just under the text that says “Enter your email address to follow and receive notifications of new articles by email,” there’s a prompt to enter your email. Enter your preferred email address, and all of our online articles are sent directly to your home computer or phone’s email as they are published.
What’s the cost of subscribing to this service?
Nothing. It’s free.
Yes, you read that correctly: There is no fee required to subscribe to the Navarro County Gazette, and we want to keep it that way.
How do we make money? Advertising, primarily. We offer value-friendly rates to businesses and no annual contracts. After a difficult year with 2020’s pandemic and being a small local business ourselves, we treat our customers as we would want to be treated. If you want to know about our rates, read more on our advertising section. We’re always running specials.
Additionally, readers are welcome to send donations through our “Buy Me A Coffee” app. It helps us cover costs such as site improvements, buying new supplies, and also lets us know if our writing is resonating well with our audience. Donations help make us a better resource, and you get a better read.
Are you ever going to have a physical edition?
At this current point in time, we are staying purely digital. But honestly, I’d be a hypocrite if I ever said I didn’t appreciate the appeal of holding something to read in my hands, and my home bookshelves speak to that.
We also understand the value of keepsakes, so we do offer this:
If there’s an article about you, your kids, a favorite business, or another subject that you want to take home and archive, we don’t simply click “Print” and call it a day. We’ll design a new version of the article you can either frame or put in a scrapbook. We can mail it to you, or if you’re close enough in the area, we’ll hand deliver it to you ourselves. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and pricing. For a PDF sample of one we did for the CHS Penguin Project: CLICK HERE.
Reaching a larger audience.
Finally, in a greater effort to be more inclusive to the diverse needs of our community’s readers, there is now a “Translate” button within each article that switches the text from English to Spanish with a simple click. Look at the bottom of the page: There’s a small orange “Translate” button on the left side of the screen.
Click the box, choose the United States or Spanish flag, and read away. Want to change back or mix it up between both while reading? Click as many times as you like. It’s up to you. If your native language is not represented, and you would like it to be to increase your enjoyment of our news site, just contact us and let us know!
The Navarro County Gazette is a locally owned and operated news site that is meant for everyone in the Navarro County area and beyond to enjoy, and we want all of our visitors to feel welcome. With daily content and a growing readership, we look forward to expanding our subject matter to new topics, represent more local businesses, community leaders, and neighbors, and provide consistently quality news about events and updates in our community.
As always, thanks for reading. – Guy Chapman and John Kaiser III
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