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People and Other Celebrity Titles Raise Cover Prices

Get ready to pay more to stare at pictures of famous people pumping their own gas. According to The New York Post, People and several other celebrity magazines are raising their newsstand prices. People is jumping from $3.99 to $4.99; the glossy’s first price hike in five years.

A rep for People said the price increase was necessary and basically, everyone needs to just deal with it.

People’s cover price reflects Time Inc.’s commitment and investment in increased paper stock and new multi-platform subscription model,” the spokesperson told the Post. “Consumers and advertisers expect a premium experience from the People brand and our cover price reflects just that.”

People isn’t the only celebrity magazine raising its price. American Media is now charging $4.99 each for OK!, Star and the National Enquirer.

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