Stephen King prevented a Maine newspaper from axing its freelance book reviewers

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:11
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King was happy to oblige, smirkingly calling the Herald’s request “blackmail.” And, thanks to his following of more than five million, the Herald raked in roughly 200 new subscriptions in less than 48 hours. “It’s a Stephen King story with a happy ending,” Lisa DeSisto, chief executive of MaineToday Media, which publishes the Herald, told the New York Times.
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