November 5, 2009 1 Comment
The Singing News now has back issues available in their online store. (hat tip, Brandon) This is a great move by the Singing News to make these issues available. However, be prepared to shell out some money if you are looking to get issues from very far back. While there are spotty amounts of issues going all the way back to 1970, current year back issues are $5, last year is $8, and the prices continue to go up the farther back you go. Want the May, 1983 issue (which is reportedly the first in a true magazine format with Kelly Nelon Thompson on the cover)? Be prepared to pay $58. The prices seem a bit exorbitant, but if that’s what the market will bear, more power to the SN. I personally expect that they will have to revisit their prices before they get much business out of it, but it will be interesting to watch and see how sales go. I may be surprised, who knows.