Reader Andy suggested I create a post where readers could give feedback on the new policy at The New Yorker to limit access to most fiction to paying subscribers. (Thanks for the idea, Andy.) For the past several years, almost all fiction was available for free online. Now, most stories are closed and only subscribers with access to the "digital edition" can read them. I'm a subscriber, so the only thing that annoys me is that the magazine has been coming irregularly lately.
What are your thoughts on this? Does it make you want to subscribe? Given that many seem to think that the quality of New Yorker fiction has deteriorated, I'm not sure that the policy will help subscriptions. But maybe I'm wrong.