PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine newspaper that shook author Stephen King by dropping off-site coverage used his complaint to boost digital subscriptions.
The Bangor-based King complained Friday on Portland Press Herald's decision to stop publishing freelance reviews of books on Maine or Maine writers, and urged his 5.1 million Twitter followers to resubmit his message ,
The newspaper responded that it promised to restore the local book reviews in case 100 of King & # 39; s followers bought digital subscriptions to the newspaper. It reached this goal late Saturday morning.
In a tweet announcing the subscriptions, the newspaper said, "They're all the best readers, sincerely," and "We love you, Maine, we love you, journalists, we love you newspapers." [1
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