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On Sept. 1, Our Town Temple will be delivered in a new way with new options and added value for paid subscribers.
“Our Town Temple is my livelihood,” OTT publisher David Stone said today. “For the past year, I have offered free options, but I think I have proved the value of my work. Starting next month, the focus will be on high-quality paid content.”
Since June 2021, Our Town Temple has been delivered via a Substack newsletter and through social media platforms. Although Substack will no longer be the primary source of delivery, emails will remain a vital part of the delivery system. Posts on social media sites such as Facebook will continue but will significantly decrease in frequency.
Starting Sept. 1, Our Town Temple will offer two levels of participation.
“There will be a Basic level, which will be available by the month or by the year,” Stone said. “The yearly rate, of course, will be a better bargain.”
“The Basic tier will feature at least five newsletters per week and have all of my stories, access to the calendar of events and select stories by our part-time writers,” Stone said. “It will be very similar to the current email product, and the cost will be $6 per month or $65 per year.”
The top value will be the Premium package, which includes everything in the Basic group, plus access to a brand new website that will feature all stories and photos produced by staff and guests, new locally produced videos, expanded Temple Trivia features, flashbacks to Temple history, an archive, a radio-style playlist featuring local musicians and much more.
The website will be updated multiple times every day with fresh photos, stories and breaking news.
“This is the product that I have envisioned from the start,” Stone said. “Premium members can contribute stories, events, photos and more, and they will have access to all newsletters, the website and social media content.”
The price structure for the Premium will be $7.50 per month or $75 per year. Compared to other daily news sources in the Temple area, this will offer unparalleled value and convenience.
“We’ve never offered the Premium package before, and since we have a lot of loyal subscribers, everyone who is a subscriber when we make the switch will be automatically upgraded to the Premium tier,” he said.