Arianna Huffington is in London and she has a scoop:
The next morning, I was picked up at my hotel in a hybrid Lexus by James Harding, the editor of the London Times -- at 39, only 2 years older than the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. As we drove to his office for a breakfast meeting with a great group of Times editors and columnists, he told me that when the paper puts Obama on its cover they see a significant jump in newsstand sales.
I do believe I bought the last issue of The Times that featured Obama on the cover. It's about the only reason I'd buy a newspaper these days.
Incidentally, newspapers aren't delivered here the way they are in the US. You can contract with your local newsstand to deliver your paper, but it's expensive. And there isn't really a local paper, nothing that compares to, say, The Albuquerque Journal. We do have several weeklies, which cover a wide geographic area. One of the most read stories in this week's Bucks Free Press is "Noise reduction measures for snooker club". There was also news of a 40-tonne rubbish fire in Seer Green.
Sadly, none of these stories is enough to make me pick up a paper.
Now, if they'd put Barack Obama on the cover...perhaps.