The Chron has begun offering an online version of its print edition for $99 a year — which is about one-fourth of the $400 home delivery price for the printed version of the paper. With the online subscription, the reader can flip from page to page, getting the same experience as print readers but without the ink rubbing off on one’s hands.
The Merc also offers an e-edition for $59 a year. The Contra Costa Times has one too. The free Daily News in Palo Alto has an e-edition too, but it’s free.
Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the Merc’s e-edition was $99 a year. That’s the two-year subscription fee.