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Newspaper cover price increase advice from News Corp.

Sent to newsagents yesterday.

Effective Monday 8 August 2022, the Monday to Saturday cover price of The Australian and The Weekend Australian will increase by 50 cents.

From Tuesday 9 August 2022, the cover price of The Sportsman will increase by $1.

And from Saturday 13 August 2022, the Saturday and (where relevant) Sunday cover price of the following publications will increase by 50 cents.

  • Herald Sun
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Courier-Mail
  • The Advertiser
  • The Mercury
  • NT News
  • Geelong Advertiser
  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • Townsville Bulletin
  • Cairns Post
  • The Chronicle

An updated list of all relevant News Corp Australia publication cover prices, retail commissions and prices to account is provided below.

We ask that you notify customers of the price change and ensure your systems are updated on the effective date to reflect these changes.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to continuing to partner with you in driving new sales opportunities.

Should you wish to discuss this with us, please feel free to contact your Area Sales Manager or our News Retail Support Team.

Kind Regards,

Benjamin Keating
General Manager, Consumer Print

Cover Price, Retail Commission & Price to Account as at Monday 8 August 2022: NT NSW SA Vic Retailers

The above table shows how little newsagents make from these newspapers. In many situations, the money made does not pay for the cost of the retail, space.

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