Reprint Options and Prices

Updated 1 July 2021 to reflect new subscription pricing.

This is True has several options to get portions of the copyrighted content for free. Obviously, however, I can’t give everything away for free and still survive, so I also have paid content available in a variety of flexible paid options:

Option Details Cost
Email subscription Free email subscription gives 4-5 stories/week, plus the “headline of the week” and other content. Subscribe using the form on most pages on this site. For personal use only; terms of service are here. Free.
Premium subscription The full feed of all stories and other content as a regular paid subscription. For personal use only (may be shared only with one spouse/significant other). More info is here. “Pay what you want” (minimum $36/year).
Regular print publication No longer available. Publications cannot run the full text of This is True every week. N/A
Occasional print publication For print publications wanting to run a specific story or series of stories. Including specific credit to Randy Cassingham/thisistrue.com is required; can only be omitted with extra payment. Contact me stating which specific story/stories you are interested in. $15-150/item, depending on circulation.
Occasional email publication For email publications wanting to run a specific story or series of stories. Regular email publication of our content is not available! Including specific credit to Randy Cassingham/thisistrue.com is required; can only be omitted with extra payment. Contact me stating which specific story/stories you are interested in. $15/item, $100 extra per story per issue to omit credit.
Radio/TV Broadcast For radio/TV broadcasters wanting to voice or display on-screen a specific story or series of stories. Regular broadcast publication of our content is not available! Including specific credit to Randy Cassingham/thisistrue.com is required; can only be omitted with extra payment. Contact me stating which specific story/stories you are interested in. $25/item, $150 extra per story per station to omit credi.t
Regular Web Site Daily updated story on your site,  including commercial sites, from my archives in a format you can customize to match your site’s design. See this page for details. Free.
Occasional Web Site For web sites wanting to publish a specific story or series of stories. Regular web site publication of our content is not available! Including specific credit to Randy Cassingham and hot link to thisistrue.com is required; can only be omitted with extra payment. Contact me stating which specific story/stories you are interested in. $20/item, $250 extra per story to omit credit link
Link to Your Site E.g., a link to your site from a blog post here. Case by Case Basis: not all links are approved, and no endorsement will be made. Links will be “nofollow”. Varies, starting at $1,500.
Endorsement by Randy Randy Cassingham personally endorsing your product or service. Varies, starting at $150,000. Running an endorsement without prepayment: varies, starting at $1 million.
Other Options Special use, including This is True stories, True headline-of-the-week items, my “Honorary Unsubscribe” or other features are available on an a la carte basis. Contact me with your requirements in as much detail as possible and I’ll get back to you with a quote. Varies, starting at $125.

Important Note: All use of my content requires prior permission. Per usual industry practice in case of copyright infringement, I require a minimum of triple the posted prices for after-the-fact permission. Any use of my material indicates your agreement with these terms.

In addition to the charges shown above, you agree to pay any collection costs and a 2% per month late fee if you miss the payment deadline. Refusal to pay will indicate bad faith on your part and may subject you to civil and/or criminal federal court action. All court costs and attorneys fees will be added to your bill. Do not take this lightly: I have won significant damages from major publications who chose to disregard my copyright. I would much rather work with you in advance than penalize you for foolish acts of theft! You get to choose. Choose wisely.