Readability to Drop Reader Fees

Of the many services that helped you to save content to read later, just one tried to charge readers a monthly fee.  That would be Readability, and today they announced plans to end the program.

This program had launched in early 2011 with the ambitious goal of helping publishers earn more income to replace the ad money they lost.  The payments were voluntary, and readers could pay anything from $5 and up. Publishers who signed up for the program were going to receive a cut of a common pool of money based on how many of their articles were read, the amount of time spent reading, and other reader metrics. Continue reading