ABC Increases Rates, Changes Single-Copy Rules

july 14, 2004  10:34 am
Censure for circulation fraud wasn't the only thing on the minds of Audit Bureau of Circulations members during their recent board meeting in Vancouver. ABC is expected to announce later this week a price hike of about 4% for auditing hours. John Payne, senior vice president of communications, said the increase had nothing to do with the current circ fraud revelations concerning the Chicago Sun-Times, Newsday of Melville, N.Y., and Hoy. ABC has not instituted a price increase in two years.

And, to decrease the chances of ABC getting duped again, the board changed some rules pertaining to single-copy sales. One standout: the board voted to cut the amount of days allowed under the "omitted day" rule.